Ilmenau University of Technology

Add to Favourites
1 1 1 1 1
1001-1200
THE World University Rankings 2022
Price: 996 EUR 996 EUR
Contact +49 (3677) 690

Founded

1953

Description

Located in the central German region of Thuringia, Illmenau’s technical university has been in operation since 1894. The institution plays host to 7,000 students, with around a fifth of those international.

The university is divided into five departments: electrical engineering and information technology; computer science and automation; mechanical engineering; mathematics and natural science and economic sciences and media. It currently offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, 25 master’s and two diplomas.

The university has been responsible for a number of notable innovations, including the world’s most accurate precision scales and the world’s most efficient solar cells. Professor Karlheinz Brandenburg, who invented the MP3 audio encoding format, works at the institution.

Ilmenau is a relatively small town, with a population of around 30,000. The university plays a central part in town life, bringing technology companies to the region, as well as being one of the main employers. Ilmenau sits at the northern boundary of the Thuringian Forest, a leafy mountain range. It was well-loved by seminal German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and there is a museum in the town dedicated to him and his relationship to the region.

The university offers some courses in English, with the most popular being a master’s in communications and signal processing. During what is called the Bergfest Week, there are a large number of student parties, as well as cultural events and soapbox races. Since 2005, the university has also had its own Formula Student car racing team.

For those interested in winter sporting activities, the nearby mountains offer skiing opportunities and the campus even has its own ice rink. The Thuringia Forest has a hiking route known as the Rennsteig, which dates back seven centuries and is visited by 100,000 walkers each year.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Social Science, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education

Location

Germany
Max-Planck-Ring 14, Ilmenau , 98693, Thuringia, Germany

Comments (1)

Guest
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Pros 1. Rated as one of the best in Germany, hence employers value students from the school especially those that graduated from the program - M.sc Signal and Communications processing. 2. You learn how to write research papers. 3. Availability...

Pros 1. Rated as one of the best in Germany, hence employers value students from the school especially those that graduated from the program - M.sc Signal and Communications processing. 2. You learn how to write research papers. 3. Availability of English taught programs Cons 1. Located in the east with about (30k) population 2. Very *few* people speak English, getting around is difficult without German proficiency. 3. Most people are unfriendly 4. Enrollment ticket for students could be better 5. Little specialization options to choose from for those in the Media and Communications science department.

Read More
Editor 77
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

* Would you like to clarify the information on this page or would you like to claim your rights to this profile?
  Help improve accuracySuggest an edit   Represent this organization

Search

Universities Germany

Westfälische Wilhelms Universitat Münster, also kn ...
Founded in 1962, Universität Regensburg (Universi ...
Founded in 1978, Technische Universität Hamburg ( ...
Founded in 1972, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bambe ...

 

©2021 EDUCOM NET. All Rights Reserved.

If you find an inaccuracy or you have comments on the description of the university or program - please let us know info@educom.net