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Profile of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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The beginnings of mechanical engineering in Hannover go back to the 1930s, when the Viennese technologist Karl Karmarsch founded today's Leibniz University on 02 May 1831 as the Higher Industrial School. It is thanks to Karmasch that mechanical engineering became established both as a subject of study and as a faculty in Hannover.


Innovative and forward-looking

With its Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Leibniz Universität Hannover is one of the leading technical universities in Germany (TU9) and thus holds the promise of innovative and forward-looking research in the engineering sciences.

Sustainability, climate and environmental protection

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is aware of its responsibility towards the planet and attaches a central role to the topic of sustainability as well as climate and environmental protection in teaching, research and the operation of the facilities.

The use of technology in particular can do a lot but can also destroy, so it is essential to create an understanding of the responsible use of nature and its resources. We are convinced that the engineering sciences play a central role in the fight against climate change and resource depletion and are thus also subject to a social mandate.

Conveying this understanding to its students and staff and enabling them to act conscientiously for a sustainable society is one of the primary goals of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The Sustainable Development Goals are reflected in our degree programmes, further education, research and industrial cooperation. We are in a constant process of further developing our work and are certainly not yet as good today as we want to be tomorrow. That's why we keep going!

Study and research

The Dean's Office, the Office of the Dean of Studies, the 20 institutes and the central facilities of the faculty perform a variety of tasks to ensure that teaching and research are up-to-date and of high quality. The faculty is regularly certified for this by the independent Faculty Association for Mechanical and Process Engineering (FTMV) with a seal of quality. Research at the faculty is divided into three main areas: Energy and Process Engineering, Production Engineering and Logistics, and Design and Development.



The Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes on offer enable students to study according to their individual interests and ideally prepare future engineers for the challenges of the professional world. The education is research-oriented with an optimal combination of practice, interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and early contacts with industry.

Students can support smaller research teams in project work, discover their scientific inclinations, set their own focal points and at the same time build connections to industry. Due to the very good international networking with our partner universities, it is also possible to integrate a semester abroad into the degree programme.


Research at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is supported by national and international institutions and forms an excellent basis for numerous attractive research projects. From basic research and application-oriented research projects to contract research and development, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers a wide range of cooperation opportunities and funding prospects.

Impulses from industry and science are taken up in order to develop demand-oriented solutions in mutual exchange. Work is done on the current state of research with professional know-how. This knowledge, combined with many years of experience in national and international project cooperation and the excellent technical equipment on the state-of-the-art Mechanical Engineering Campus, makes the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering an ideal cooperation partner.

Facts and figures

Leibniz University Hannover: Member of TU 9 and T.I.M.E.
Research and teaching quality certified by the FTMV seal of approval
3,576 students ( 1,249 of them from abroad)
501 scientific staff
210 technical and administrative staff
40 trainees
University institution with the most third-party funding
39.5 million € third-party funding income
3 Collaborative Research Centres
60 doctorates in 2022


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen