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Ilmenau – City of Goethe and University

Ilmenau – City of Goethe and University

The Goethe and university town, formerly a mountain and bathing town, is famous for its charming scenic location on the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest in the upper Ilm valley. The town lies between 475 and 580 m above sea level in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Thuringian Forest and Thuringian Basin. The highest peak is the local mountain Kickelhahn with 861 m.

Ilmenau welcomes its guests with an attractive area of tension between the nature of the Thuringian Forest on the one hand and the historic Old Town with its diverse shopping opportunities on the other. The campus of the Technische Universität Ilmenau forms an attractive contrast as a research location and the connection between Ilmenau and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in the two municipal museums and the Goethe House on the Kickelhahn.

The Technische Universität Ilmenau is a rather small university not far from the state capital Erfurt. However, it can look back on a long tradition of higher education in the fields of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Today, 100 respected professors teach and conduct research in current, future-oriented courses of study: Engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, chemistry, chemistry, economics as well as economics and social sciences, all of which can be completed on a compact campus with five faculties.

The Technische Universität Ilmenau is an internationally recognized institution with strong local roots. The university with its 5800 students is mainly located on the 50 hectare campus and offers its students and staff a cosy and lively environment. Personality and intercultural openness as well as internationality play an important role. It identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

Humboldt Building at Night
Goethe in Ilmenau
Centre of Ilmenau
Centre of Ilmenau
Leibniz Building – University Library
The new Pedestrian Bridge at Night
Campus of Technische Universität Ilmenau at Winter Time
Goethe Statue in Front of the "Amtshaus" in Ilmenau
Modern art in Front of the Humboldt Building
Centre of Ilmenau
The new Indoor-Ice Rink in Ilmenau

Ilmenau and surroundings

Ilmenau and Surroundings


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About our University

About our University

Technische Universität Ilmenau (pdf, english version)

Technische Universität Ilmenau (pdf, german version)

A film production of the graduates Sittko&Werner GbR., 2017,
awarded with the Golden Dolphin of the "Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2018"