The Technical University Ilmenau has a long and successful tradition in the field of Biomedical Engineering. The Institute of Electromedical and Radiological Engineering was established already in 1953. It was the first institute in Europe to introduce an on-campus education program of Biomedical Engineering (BMT) at university level.
Today, about 45 members of staff research and teach at the institute.The institute offers a Bachelor and Master degree program in Biomedical Engineering, as well as a comprehensive PhD program. Key aspects of research are in the field of medical technology for ophthalmology, investigation of active and passive bioelectromagnetic phenomena, medical informatics, and biosignal processing.