Technische Universität Ilmenau

The Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU Ilmenau) is a German public research university located in IlmenauThuringiaGermany. It was founded in 1894, it has a total of 5 academic departments (faculties) and about 7,200 students.


TU Ilmenau offers degrees in technology, science, economics and media. These all also form part of the interdisciplinary media subjects which are a more recent development and combine technology, economics, law and social studies.

The 7200 or so students (at the last count) include about 1650 who come from outside Germany. The courses they take lead to Bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees in which the subjects tend to be drawn from a number of disciplines within the overall groups of Engineering, Mathematics with Science, and Economics with Social Studies.

Among the distinguishing features of the TU Ilmenau are personal care for students from professors, tutors and student mentors; a campus with modern buildings only short distances apart; a variety of social activities and social support; many student associations as well as diverse cultural and sports activities.

The International School is drawing attention from lot of students and researchers. Master’s in Communications and Signal processing is the well sought course in English. Each semester, approximately 35 students join to the program from all over the world, with a high percentage of students from Asia. This Master’s program is very well reputed for its scientific research standards.

The Fraunhofer Institute of Digital Media Technology (IDMT), is located near the TU Ilmenau campus. It’s well known for their audio processing technology, media compression, and video processing teams.

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Department of Computer Science and Automation
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
  • Department of Economic Sciences and Media