"TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus"

Our next lecture

Friday, September 06, 2024, 3:00 pm, Faraday-Hörsaal (Weimarer Straße 32)Jürgen LoyenTraining center of the Thuringian police

Thuringia Police - between the conflicting priorities of mission, politics, media, law and ideology

The police have a variety of tasks. Among other things, they are responsible for general hazard prevention, investigating crimes, documenting traffic accidents, checking suspicious persons, accompanying demonstrations or soccer matches. On the one hand, it is responsible for the so-called monopoly on the use of force, while on the other hand it is seen as a "friend and helper" and the first point of contact for citizens.

Society's great trust in the police is the basis for the police's performance of their duties, but people's view of the police is differentiated. For some, the police are too inconsistent when it comes to upholding the law. For another group, the police have a structural problem of racism or discrimination. Yet another group sees the police as politically instrumentalized, which is accompanied by a loss of trust in the police in view of the crisis of confidence in politics.

Chief Police Director Jürgen Loyen outlines the conflicting expectations of the police using various facts and examples. His many years of service as head of the Gotha, Suhl and Erfurt police authorities, as head of the Operations Department at the Thuringian Ministry of the Interior and currently as head of the police training facilities will stand him in good stead.

Mr. Loyen has lived in Ilmenau since moving from the North Rhine-Westphalian police force to the Thuringian police force in 1992. He began his service in the former Arnstadt police station, which he took over as head in 1995.

Current notes

Pre-registration for participation in events, except special events and excursions, is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail atbuergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by telephone on 03677 69-4675 .

Further information can be found in the program booklet.

Spring semester 2024

The program for the autumn semester 2024 can be found here:

>Programme of the fall semester 2024<

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de

Preview of the spring semester 2025

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, on Fridays at 15:00 (see general information - map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the spring semester 2025:

28.02./ 07.03./ 14.03./ 21.03./ 28.03./ 04.04./ 11.04./ 25.04./ 09.05./ 16.05./ 23.05./ 06.06./ 13.06./ 20.06.2025


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, now the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus is the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V. in cooperation with the Ilmenau University of Technology.