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Ilmenau University of Technology


Ilmenau University - GRIAT Partner University


The training of engineers in Ilmenau is built on a long and excellent tradition. The original institution, the Thuringisches Technikum, was founded in 1894. It became the Hochschule für Elektrotechnik in 1953. Ten years later it was elevated to the Technische Hochschule Ilmenau, reflecting the broader range of degree subjects offered and their academic standard. The Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU Ilmenau) gained the status of University in 1992 and, paradoxically, became one of Germany’s newest universities under its new title.


Key facts about TU Ilmenau

TU Ilmenau is one of four universities in Thuringia. It is a state-funded higher education establishment with about 6 500 students at the last count. There are 17 bachelor and 22 master programs in the fields of engineering, mathematics, natural, economics and social sciences.

  • 94 professors

  • About 1 650 foreign students

  • TU Ilmenau became the first partner of GRIAT in its scientific and research component

  •  GRIAT on the website of TU Ilmenau (click here)


It has a total of 5 academic departments (faculties):

  • Electrical engineering and information technology

  • Computer science and automation

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Mathematics and natural science

  • Economic sciences

Areas of research

The University occupies a leading position both nationally and internationally in a number of areas of research, pure and applied: 

  • Nanotechnologies

  • Precision engineering, instrumentation and measurement

  • Technical and biomedical prosthetic systems

  • Drive technology, energy and environmental engineering

  • Digital media technology

  • Mobile communications

Information about the city of Ilmenau and its surroundings can be found here

The GRIAT-Coordinator at TU Ilmenau is Dr. Heiner Dintera (contact information).