Welcome to Ilmenau – a university town with Goethe associations


The Goethe and university town of Ilmenau – population approx. 30,000 – is situated in the foothills of the Thuringian Forest. Surrounded by the mountains of the Thuringian Forest in Germany’s “green heart”, it makes an excellent base for hiking. It is also the start of the 20-km Goethe trail following in the footsteps of the great writer and poet. Ilmenau offers plenty of variety for everyone – cultural enthusiasts, nature-lovers, sporty types and people who enjoy hiking and biking.


Technische Universität Ilmenau looks back on a long tradition of higher education in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering. Its present degree courses are those which will meet future needs: engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics and business and social studies, which can all be followed on a compact campus with five faculties. Technische Universität Ilmenau is an internationally acknowledged institution with strong local roots.

Conference building

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The conference takes place in the Humboldt building at the campus of the TU Ilmenau. A walk from the city to the conference building will take 20 minutes.

Gala Dinner


The Gala Dinner will take place in Kaisersaal, Erfurt. This historical place was a venue for “Prince Congress” organized in 1808 by Napoleon. The transport will be provided for delegates to Gala Dinner and back.