Science and research

The traditionally scientific and technical focus of Kaiserslautern's higher educational institutions in the first half of the 19th century resulted in the establishment of the technical university, the University of Applied Sciences, and – over the recent years – a number of future-oriented research institutions basing themselves here.

Fraunhofer IESE  © City of Kaiserslautern

Fraunhofer IESE © City of Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern's Technische Universität, its University of Applied Sciences and the numerous research institutions, not least the new Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), the Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) and Institut für Oberflächen- und Schichtanalytik (IFOS) GmbH, have a major role in ensuring that Kaiserslautern as a business location enjoys a good reputation on the international stage, with its core competencies in information and communication technologies and automobile manufacturing. The future establishment of a double Max Planck Institute at TU Kaiserslautern and Saarland University in Saarbrücken, with an annual budget of 10 million Euros, will mean that Kaiserslautern will be even more strongly appreciated as a city of science within the international research environment.