Scientific competencies

University of Kaiserslautern

Technical University of Kaiserslautern

The university is the major driving force behind the development of  Kaiserslautern: The formation of businesses, the settling of factories,  conferences with international participants and the establishment of research institutes of the highest level generate a synergy effect that produces results at ever increasing speed. Resident companies in any sector profit from a  smooth, individually tailored transfer of information and technology.

• 12,100 students
• Major departments:
• Architecture, urban and environmental planning
• Biology, chemistry, physics
• Computer science
• Mechanical engineering
• Process engineering
• Mathematics
• Economics

> Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Download PDF)

> International School for Graduate Studies (Download PDF)

 

University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Science

5,400 students on three campuses.

Major departments: Applied computer science, Architecture, civil engineering, Financial services, bank management, Mechanical engineering, Economics for small and medium-size businesses and Information systems

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Research fields with international applications

• Ambient intelligence
• Innovative lightweight construction
• Materials for micro and nanosystems
• Mathematics and practical application
• Mechatronics
• Analysis of materials and surfaces
• Optical technologies and laser-guided processes
• Production engineering and microelectronics
• Software engineering
• Composite materials
• Future substances
• Industrial mathematics

> The Science Alliance Kaiserslautern e.V.

 

Software as a key technology of the future …

ITWM software simulates assembling processes. Virtual robots weld a virtual car body together.

With the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, two Fraunhofer institutes (IESE and ITWM), and the German Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Kaiserslautern is a top international player in the field of software development. The city excels in other research areas as well, with several groups of researchers waiting in the wings to establish institutes.

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> Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)

> Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

> Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

> German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH

 

... and offers the next generation attractive prospects early on

Research institutes in the PRE University Park

• DKFI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence
> German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH


• IESE – Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering
> Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE

• IFOS – Institute for the Analysis of Materials and Surfaces
> IFOS – Institute for the Analysis of Materials and Surfaces

• ITWM – Fraunhofer Institute for Technical and Industrial Mathematics
> Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

• Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems
> Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)


Key segments / Clusters

High-precision analytic techniques are indispensable for modern materials research

• Automotive supply industry
• Chemical industry
• IT/Media
• Logistics
• Mechanical engineering
• Commercial vehicles

Global players

• Corning
• Freudenberg
• Fuchs Petrolub (with Fuchs Lubritech)
• Gebr. Pfeiffer
• General Dynamics
• John Deere
• Keiper Recaro
• Microsoft (via DFKI)
• Opel/General Motors
• Pfaff
• RICOH (via IESE)
• TRW United Carr (with TRW Automotive Electronics & Components)
• Würth (with MKT)