The history of the TU Ilmenau is characterized by its training of engineers, particularly in the fields of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Today, engineering, sciences, economics, and media are the pillars of the university's education and research. The university is also bound to its scientific tradition in its future development. This tradition, along with the strong interdisciplinary connection to the economic and social sciences as well as to the natural sciences, determines the profile of the university. Its firm aim is to be counted among the best academic, technologically-oriented educational establishments. Modern forms of study and innovative courses are developed and supported by the university. The strong commitment of its staff and the sound education of the students, including professional supervision, receive high-level academic recognition.
The TU Ilmenau is a state-founded higher education establishment with about 6,500 students. Our university does not charge any tuition fee. The university upholds high standards, both in terms of academic content and the facilities offered to the students. At Ilmenau, the combination of a friendly, personal academic setting with pleasant social conditions has long been a trademark of this university.