The German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" calls the Technische Universität Ilmenau a "jewel in the east". And the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" claims that it is "one of the most innovative scientific institutions in Europe among specialists". Praise, which the Ilmenau scientists repeatedly demonstrate with top research achievements: They have constructed a new scale for the new kilogram - they are developing designer molecules that fight cancer - and they are researching the autonomous car of the future.
What applies to research also applies to teaching at the TU Ilmenau. The degree programs are modern, research-oriented and interdisciplinary. This appeals to students from allover Germany and the world. Whoever studies at the TU Ilmenau has best job prospects.
The TU Ilmenau looks back on a long tradition in the training of engineers. It began in 1894 with the opening of the private educational institution Thüringisches Technikum in the heart of Ilmenau. A prestigious technical university in GDR times, it received the status of Technical University in 1992. Today one of the most modern technical universities in Germany is located in the city centre and on the new university campus on the outskirts of the city.