Institutes are organisational units of Landshut University of Applied Sciences that facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology as well as applied research. The older term "centre of excellence" is also still used here. Internal institutes are university establishments, whilst affiliated institutes are economic groups under private law, whose management or advisory boards include professors from Landshut University of Applied Sciences and which are closely tied to the university through cooperation agreements.

1) Centre of Excellence for Lightweight Design

2) Institute for Social Change and Cohesion Research (IKON)

3) Institute for Project Management and Information Modelling (IPIM)