About Us

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Welcome to the website of the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V.. The University Society sees itself as a link for all those who have an interest in the prosperity of the TU Ilmenau, especially in the promotion of its scientific, cultural and student life. It supports the university ideally and materially in fulfilling its scientific and humanistic educational tasks in academic teaching and research and is committed to preserving the tradition and identity of Ilmenau's engineering education.

Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Dagmar Schipanski

Visiting address: 
Haus M, Am Helmholtzring 1, Zi. 603b
98693 Ilmenau

The office is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Postal address:
PF 10 05 65 98684

universitaetsgesellschaft@tu-ilmenau.de | barbara.geishendorf@tu-ilmenau.de

+49 3677 69-4794

Managing Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Petzoldt


Dr. Bernd Jakob

Honorary Member

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Heinz Riesenhuber

Former Federal Minister of Research

Cover des Buchs „Wie Wissenschaftler und Absolventen der TU Ilmenau ihre Heimat neu aufbauten – und was sie dabei erlebt haben“ Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau

Other Members of the Management Board

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kai-Uwe Sattler, President of the TU Ilmenau
  • Frank Wicht, Managing Director EasternGraphics GmbH Ilmenau
  • Petra Enders, District Administrator of the Ilm District
  • Dr. Daniel Schultheiß, Lord Mayor of the City of Ilmenau
  • Marco Jacob, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sparkasse Arnstadt-Ilmenau
  • Robby Krämer, Siemens AG
  • Rüdiger Horn, Managing Director of Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Ilmenau GmbH
  • Dennys Klein, Chancellor of the TU Ilmenau


As a member of the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau you will regularly receive information about research and developments at the TU Ilmenau as well as invitations to events and to alumni meetings. At the same time, with a membership you support the tradition, the scientific and cultural life at the TU Ilmenau as well as the bond of the graduates to their alma mater!

The next general meeting will take place on October 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Senate Hall, Leibnitzbau at TU Ilmenau.

A membership of the association enables
  • contact to the TU Ilmenau
  • regular information on scientific and cultural highlights
  • the promotion of the tradition of the TU Ilmenau
  • extensive further education offers in cooperation with the TU Ilmenau Service GmbH
  • the organization of scientific and cultural events, such as the Senior Citizens' Academy
  • prizes for outstanding doctorates and post-doctoral theses
  • the financing of services for graduates (e.g. ceremonial exmatriculation)
Membership fees per year:
  • natural persons: 25 €
  • reduced fee (students, seniors): 10 €
  • legal persons: 100 € (guideline)
Bank details

Sparkasse Arnstadt-Ilmenau

Account number: 1113 011 862 Bank code: 840 510 10

IBAN: DE86 8405 1010 1113 0118 62 BIC: HELADEF1ILK

Prof. Dagmar Schipanski überreicht Urkunden an Absolventinnen und Absolventen der TU Ilmenau 2020TU Ilmenau / Thiemo Reindel

Graduation Ceremony 2020

TU Ilmenau/Tom Goebel

Awarding of Germany Scholarships 2021/22

Zwei Schüler vor ihren Beiträgen zum Regionalwettbewerb "Jugend forscht" 2019 an der TU IlmenauTU Ilmenau / Chris Gorke

"Jugend forscht" – the competition 2019


Information on Membership, Tasks and Purpose of the Association