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.