Research at the Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering is internationally renowned for its research activities and outstanding scientific achievements. Its success in procuring external funding for its many research proposals and its affiliation with numerous institutes and research centres is evidence of the faculty's excellent reputation. Its Research Training Group 1462 "Model Qualities", funded through German Research Foundation (DFG), is the one of three research training groups in Thuringia active in the civil engineering field.

Aside from teaching, the faculty regards its essential task as one of conducting basic and applied research and integrating it into high-quality instruction. This research is chiefly focused on developing new, future-oriented technologies. Main areas of research The Faculty of Civil Engineering focuses on three main areas of research:

  • Digital Engineering (Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation), based on constructive civil engineering designs
  • Urban and suburban environmental and infrastructural tasks in a technical engineering and economic context
  • Material engineering with a focus on building materials