The Institute for Communications Technology was founded in 1927 under the name Institute of Telecommunications and High-Frequency Engineering (IFH) and is hence the second oldest university institute of communication technology in Germany.
Currently, there are 36 research assistants (third-party funding 72%) and 11 technical and administrative staff members employed at the institute. The research is supported by students, who write their bachelor and master theses at the IfN (2020: 41 theses, this corresponds to approx. 18 man-years) and by scientific assistants (at least 15 "HiWis"). On average, there are about 57 people are employed at the IfN at the same time.
We are involved in various national and international research projects and maintain worldwide cooperations with companies and research institutions. Among others, we participate in EU, BMBF, BMWi & BMVI projects and are part of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The research topics of the departments can be found on the respective department sites.