Theme Year 2022 "Smart World"


In many research projects, ideas and technical solutions are being implemented that can help people in the new networked world - a Smart World - to act in a more sustainable, environmentally conscious, resource- and energy-saving way.

With the "Theme Year - Smart World" we would like to make the breadth of these joint efforts visible, provide insights into our research activities with international partners from science and industry and invite them to engage in dialog.

Solidarity with Ukraine and support for those affected

TU Ilmenau is following the events in Ukraine with dismay, consternation, and sadness.

In addition to a statement by the university's Presidential Board, you can find further information and support offers for those affected here.


Our scientists develop the most precise scales in the world - innovative electronic components inspired by human nerve cells - designer molecules that fight cancer... 100 professors work across disciplines to find solutions to the major challenges facing society: growing mobility, sustainable use of resources, demographic change. To this end, we bundle our expertise in three profile lines and actively promote the transfer of knowledge and technology to society.

ResearchTU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel (ari)
Before the studyTU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel (ari)


There are many reasons to study at the Technische Universität Ilmenau: the practical training at the highest level - top rankings - excellent supervision - state-of-the-art equipment - best career prospects - and exciting future topics such as autonomous mobility, bio-inspired technology, networked communication or sustainable economic models, which characterize the traditionally strongly engineering-oriented range of study programs.


Established in 1894, the Thüringisches Technikum, the forerunner of the TU Ilmenau, already trained highly qualified engineers, and with the founding of the University of Electrical Engineering in 1953, the academic training of graduate engineers began. Today, five modern departments conduct interdisciplinary research and teaching in engineering, mathematics and natural sciences as well as economic sciences and media.

FacultiesTU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel (ari)

"We are the TU Ilmenau"

A film by Sittko Werner Filmproduktion