Our scientists develop the most precise scales in the world - innovative electronic components inspired by human nerve cells - designer molecules that fight cancer... Researchers in around 100 groups 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.
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.