Projects at ZIB

The project examING - Digitization of competence-oriented testing for engineering bachelor's degree programs is funded in the course of the federal-state program "Strengthening Higher Education Teaching through Digitization" of the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education. The aim of the project is the (further) development of innovative, competence-oriented examination formats to promote digitization in engineering bachelor's degree programs and their adoption in everyday university life.

THInKI - Thuringian Hochschulinitiave for AI in studies is a joint project of the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. The four-year BMBF project (2021 - 2025) represents an important building block in the development of Thuringia's AI competencies. The goal of the project is to create comprehensive teaching offerings and content in the field of artificial intelligence for various disciplines. In addition to the creation and further development of teaching materials, a certificate program will give students and graduates from all fields of study the opportunity to gain competencies in the field of artificial intelligence. The ZIB supports the project team in requirements analysis, certificate creation as well as consulting and training of teaching staff.

Press release on the start of the project

Contact TU Ilmenau: Prof. Horst-Michael Groß, Head Department of Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics / TU Ilmenau, horst-michael.gross@tu-ilmenau.deContact at ZIBMandy Maron (Mandy

The project "ProTELC - Pro Thueringian Engineering Life Cycle"(2021-2025)is a project of the member universities of the Alliance Thuringian Engineering Sciences. The project is funded by the "Zukunftsvertrag Studium und Lehre stärken" of the state of Thuringia. Objective of the project ProTELC is the cross-university strengthening of engineering sciences in the entire student life cycle.

In this context, the first "Bachelor Science Camp" will take place at the TU Ilmenau on the topic of "Digital Twins". More...

Contact TU Ilmenau: Vice President for Studies and Teaching Prof. Anja Geigenmüller ( at ZIB:Sabine Fincke (

The ZIB is involved as a project partner in the cross-structural project at the TU Ilmenau. "VEDIAS" (2020- 2022).operating at the TU Ilmenau. VEDIAS refers to the preparation and testing of digital, internationally oriented study programs with Social Virtual Reality application at the TU Ilmenau. VEDIAS is a BMBF-funded project within the framework of the call for proposals International Programs Digital on the part of the DAAD.

The ZIB is responsible for the coordination, organization and implementation of German and English-language continuing education courses in the project and participates in the organization of digital events.

Contact at ZIB: Johanna Gill (