The University of Stuttgart, with 159 courses of study and approx. 21,000 students always focuses on the so-called “Stuttgart way” approach. This entails the interdisciplinary integration of natural sciences, humanities, engineering, and social sciences. Building on this, research and teaching are combined to solve future-oriented problems jointly and with foresight on an interdisciplinary basis in all ten faculties.
Internal and external collaborations have led among other things to the 2016 world record title in terrestrial radio transmission. Another example of the successful combination of teaching, research and industry is the research campus “Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles” (ARENA2036), where the university and its partners are researching improved production or lightweight construction.
The University of Stuttgart focuses its research on eight research priorities from 18 fields of competence, three of which are devoted to basic research. In addition, students are specifically supported in developing responsible and independent behavior in order to continue researching vision, product development, and life cycles as experts, and to realize the sustainable development of innovative concepts.
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Computer science, electrical engineering and information technology permeate all areas of modern life. At Faculty 5 of the University of Stuttgart, we deal with a correspondingly wide range of issues and are very successful in doing so. Our reputation as a faculty of engineering science with a strong research base is demonstrated by our good results in third-party rankings. These are examples of the questions that we ask:
- How can telecommunications become even more reliable?
- Under what conditions can objects communicate with each other intelligently and purposefully?
- How does technology support old or chronically ill people in everyday life?
- How do I make sure that my car understands me?
- What will the production line of the future look like?
- What happens to old solar modules?
We cover the entire spectrum of information and communication technologies in the fields of computer science and information technology: Beginning with nano- and optoelectronics, continuing with the basics of hardware and software up to highly complex application systems as well as their representation in image and speech. Other important areas of competence in electrical engineering are energy conversion, environmentally friendly power generation and distribution, and research into power semiconductors.
We cooperate with numerous institutions inside and outside the university in research and teaching. We also collaborate on research and teaching projects with mechanical engineering, mathematics and physics and with the Faculty of Philosophy and History in the field of Digital Humanities. We are also involved in the excellence projects GSaME, IntCDC and SimTech. We have cooperative projects with industry and universities, in particular, the Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics and the Herman-Hollerith Center (both with Reutlingen University). We are furthermore involved in two cooperative doctoral colleges on “Digital Media” and “Service Computing”.