Fulda University of Applied Sciences (UAS) covers a broad spectrum of academic and professional education. It offers numerous first-degree programmes, graduate programmes and other educational activities and counts currently approx. 9500 students. In 2014 the University was awarded with a national grant to establish continuing education programmes targeted to professionals (part time study programmes). The University has been project coordinator and partner of several European projects (FP7, Horizon2020, LLP, Erasmus+, COSME) and numerous national as well as regional research, education and innovation projects. Transdisciplinary Research is promoted in five interdisciplinary research centres and two regional research networks of the university. The foci of the Centre of Intercultural and European Studies (CINTEUS) are EU Studies and EU Affairs and national and international law, as well as globalisation, migration, inequality and interculturality. The Centre's activities include externally funded projects, conferences and series of lectures, as well as a CINTEUS series of publications. CINTEUS also manages knowledge transfer, offers support of junior researchers, career counselling and continuing education at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Fulda University of Applied Sciences also disposes of several Graduate Schools. As the first university of applied sciences in Germany it can award PhD degrees. Since 2017 doctoral studies are carried out in the Graduate Schools "Social Sciences with a focus on Globalization, European Integration and Interculturality", "Social Work", "Public Health "and “Applied Computer Science".