Following the successful launch of Germany’s first and so far only university distance Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (online Master EIT for short), the plans for a Medical Technology degree incorpor­ating the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Engineering are now nearing conclusion. In research, Electronic Materials and Nanostructures has moved into the Centre for Semiconductor Technology and Optoelectronics, as a result of which expertise will be grouped in the Department: The collaborative research activities are to range from the materials, epitaxial growth and lithographic processing to the manu­facture of building elements and subsystems for ultra-high-frequency electronics and photonics. The new appointment of two professors according to the “Jülich model” joint procedure will also create closer cooperation with the research centre located there. Researchers are working with ­colleagues from the Ruhr University Bochum as part of several collaborative projects on the new research theme of “Electrodynamic material characterisation and localisation in the 250 GHz – 4 THz frequency range”.

The strategic objective of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is to continue building its four research priorities of energy technology, radio systems, medical technology, and micro- and nanoelectronics and intensifying collaboration between the different research groups working in these areas.