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Faculty IV: Innovative Alliances and Prestigious, Award-Winning Research


With six institutes, sixty professors and more than 500 scientific staff members, Faculty IV is one the leading faculties of its kind in Germany. Our scientific productivity is reflected both in the large number of publications and the amount of external funding, which reached a record 39 million euros in 2012. More than 70 young scholars receive their Ph.D. annually.  Our research collaboration with top universities in North America, Europe, and Asia ensures an ongoing international exchange of ideas and information. The numerous honors awarded to the faculty's scientists are yet another reason for our outstanding reputation. Three of the faculty's professors have been awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize presented by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Further scientific honors include ERC Starting Grants, Emmy Awards, and two Alexander von Humboldt Professorships.

The faculty consolidates its research expertise in six organizational structures called 'Labs'. These Labs not only function as a subject-based framework for the expert research, but also as lively interdisciplinary alliances. They comprise the research areas of Cognitive Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Analytics & Cloud, Future Internet Media & Technology, Integration Technology & Photonics and  Sustainable Energy Systems & Mobility.

Currently, groups of scientists at Faculty IV who are enjoying particular success are engaged in efforts related to the future of the Internet, doing research on the coding and transmission of audio and video signals, working on the further development of cloud computing, and making cutting-edge contributions to research on the brain.


  • 4.900 students, including 30 percent from other countries
  • 6 Institutes
  • 60 Professors
  • 1 Junior Professor
  • 140 Research associates
  • 383 Externally-funded positions
  • 7 Courses of study
  • 129 Administrative and technical staff
  • 39 million euro in external funding for the year 2012
  • Average of 2 habilitations and 67 doctoral degrees granted each year

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