The natural sciences constitute an essential theoretical basis for engineering developments, medical progress and environmental protection. Due to the interdisciplinary way in which teaching is organised, the key areas of research in the Faculty dovetail closely with the engineering, computer science, medical and neuroscientific research projects of other faculties. Some of the research projects undertaken in the Faculty deal with cognitive neuroscience, cultural and socialisation research, research under space and zero-gravity conditions, and semiconductor nanostructures for microelectronics and optoelectronics. In addition to the strongly interdisciplinary programmes with natural science, engineering and neuroscience components, the Faculty also offers programmes with social science elements.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences is home to the following institutes: