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Third-party funded research

A large part of the research projects at the TU Ilmenau are funded by public funding bodies.

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2020/21: Energy theme year

Scientists from various disciplines at TU Ilmenau have been working intensively in the field of energy research for years in order to answer the multitude of still unanswered questions regarding the energy transition. As part of the "Theme Year Energy", we would like to make the complexity and breadth of the joint efforts in this field of science more visible and provide insights into our research activities. We report on ongoing projects and invite you to events on the topic of energy.

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Neuromorphic electronics

In this interview, Professor Martin Ziegler explains how he develops electronics that are inspired by biology

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Current research

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.

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Economy and transfer

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.

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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.

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Scientific career

Scientific careerMichael Reichel (ari)

"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.

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