20 years of iCE – Anniversary celebration

The Information and Communication degree program has now been in existence for more than 20 years. The faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology has set a standard at TU Darmstadt, since it was the first English-language degree programme at this point. We took this as an occasion for an anniversary celebration in the year 2022.

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Manfred Glesner,
Prof. Emeritus TU Darmstadt „Mikrolelektronische Systeme“

This whole project of an international degree programme was a lot of fun, there were no serious difficulties anywhere, it was especially nice that the foreign students felt at home with us in the Rhine-Main area.

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Prof. Dr. techn. Heinz Koeppl

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Manfred Glesner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klingbeil

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leandro Soares Indrusiak

Dr.-Ing. Andrea Ortiz

M.Sc. Ahsan Saeed

M.Sc. Diego Ahogado



Welcome address
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klingbeil, Dean of studies, department Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Welcome address
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider, Vice President Transfer and International Affairs, TU Darmstadt

iCE-M.Sc.Program-“Information and Communication Engineering”:
Experiences in Bootstrapping a research oriented program of excellence

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Manfred Glesner, Prof. Emeritus TU Darmstadt „Mikrolelektronische Systeme“

Future development of the iCE degree programme
Prof. Dr. techn. Heinz Koeppl, Dean of the iCE study program
University internationalisation: different approaches and implications
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leandro Soares Indrusiak, University of York, Dept. of Computer Science
Alumni talk: Use Case: ICE as a key tool for the space market
M.Sc. Diego Ahogado, EU Agency for the Space Programme
Alumni talk: Challenges and personal development opportunities as an international researcher in Germany
Dr.-Ing. Andrea Ortiz, Postdoctoral investigator TU Darmstadt
Alumni talk: The significance of an iCE degree for an industrial career
M.Sc. Ahsan Saeed, PhD researcher at UT Austin, TU Munich and Robert Bosch GmbH
Closing remarks
Prof. Dr. techn. Heinz Koeppl, Dean of the iCE study program
Get-together with Buffet

First international degree program at TU Darmstadt celebrates anniversary

The iCE degree program was the first international degree programme at TU Darmstadt more than 20 years ago. A total of 711 students have studied this degree programme to date, and 179 students are currently enrolled. iCE was founded by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Manfred Glesner.

The Master's program iCE is celebrating its 20th + 1st anniversary at TU Darmstadt, 20 + 1 since last year's celebration had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. The interdisciplinary program appeals to students who already have a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering or similar disciplines and have high career goals. All four semesters are offered exclusively in English.

In addition to the English language of instruction, the strong international focus is reflected in the diversity of the students' countries of origin: A large proportion of them come from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. At 18 percent, the proportion of women is above average for a technical degree programme.

The 30 to 40 graduates each year benefit not only from the good education at the TU, but also from the numerous worldwide connections to industrial partners and academic researchers that have been built up over the years. – Not least because of these contacts, they have the best opportunities for a career in industry and science. Also among the graduates: Some successful start-up founders!

Pratik Desai, Alumni

The study program iCE has opened up the best career opportunities for me.