The Technische Hochschule Deggendorf and the German AI Association start cooperation within the framework of the Academy for Artificial Intelligence

Berlin, 2 May 2022

In order to promote their common interests in teaching, research and transfer and the desire to strengthen mutual contacts, the Technische Hochschule Deggendorf (THD) and the KI Bundesverband have signed a declaration of joint cooperation. Within this cooperation, the KI Bundesverband is represented by the Academy for Artificial Intelligence (AKI).

Artificial intelligence is a key technology of the future, which is why the THD and AKI are committed to ensuring that it is applied in the spirit of European and democratic values and that Europe achieves digital sovereignty. However, this means that both Germany and the European Union must be an attractive AI location for research and business.

In order to come closer to this goal, the THD and AKI will cooperate in various areas. For example, joint research activities are planned, but also the development of joint programmes for SMEs and other social groups to strengthen the handling and acceptance of AI. In addition, the THD will be represented by Prof. Dr. Patrick Glauner on the AKI’s scientific advisory board to accompany and support its offerings.

THD President Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber is pleased about the cooperation: “The fact that the KI Bundesverband has decided to cooperate with the THD impressively proves that we are leaders in the field of teaching, research and transfer to AI.” The new collaboration will also allow THD to work more closely with the AI scene in and around the federal capital, he added.

Daniel Abbou, Managing Director of the German AI Association, adds: “We are also very excited about the collaboration with the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences. The THD knows about the relevance of artificial intelligence in research and application. We are convinced that our cooperation will strengthen the German AI ecosystem in research and business.”

More information on the THD’s AI offerings can be found at If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Glauner directly at or 0991/3615-453.