TU Ilmenau is a research-strong university - in basic research as well as in applied research. In areas that are important for society, our scientists provide research services at the highest national and international level. Interdisciplinary cooperation makes TU Ilmenau the innovation driver for the region and promotes the transfer of knowledge and technology to society.
Researchers at TU Ilmenau are developing innovative technological solutions to preserve our natural life-support systems:
They are working on processes for the production of green hydrogen, making our power grids fit for the demands of the energy transition or further developing electromobility. They are already helping to shape a sustainable world of tomorrow.
With the Scientific Year 2023 "Sustainability" we are focusing on projects that pursue novel and resource-saving approaches in energy and medical technology, industrial production and information technology - technologies that record and regulate the state of plant and animal life in our ecosystems, but also new methods in our working world, in climate and energy communication or in digitization.
How can the energy supply be made CO2-free in the future? How can the kilogram be measured with high precision after its redefinition? And how can systems for processing digital data be made fail-safe and attack-proof? These are current questions that our scientists are answering. For such forward-looking national and international research projects, we bundle our competencies in interdisciplinary alliances and team up with renowned partners from science, industry and society.
The transfer of our research results to the economy and thus to society as a whole is the third mission of TU Ilmenau alongside research and teaching - research transfer is an important social task for us. We offer our partners in business, politics and culture not only our knowledge, but also highly trained personnel, high-tech equipment and binding property rights.
A research-strong university with a broad range of educational offerings builds on support structures that are capable of conducting research. The Technical University of Ilmenau has several structural units that provide advice and support for the upcoming research and transfer tasks.
"Well-qualified young scientists are a prerequisite for securing research competence, innovative capacity and academic training in Germany in the long term," states the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We see it the same way. However, the career paths for young scientists are often difficult to grasp and sometimes rocky. For this reason, the TU Ilmenau supports doctoral candidates, post-docs, post-doctoral candidates, junior and tenure-track professors - in their individual career planning - also financially.