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eNIFE Research Centre


eNIFE is a research centre dedicated to Biomedical Engineering within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Biomedical Engineering is a chosen research focus of the faculty and the whole university. Funded by the faculty, eNIFE has been working on interdisciplinary research projects in Biomedical Engineering since 2015.

© Bodo Kremmin / LUH

eNIFE is a satellite of NIFE, the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development, which is jointly funded by the Hannover Medical School, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) and Leibniz University Hannover. Since contributions from electrical engineering and computer science – particularly in the fields of electronics, sensor technology, image processing and computer vision – are indispensable for many projects in this research area, NIFE has directly established a branch with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Members of eNIFE from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are currently (as of 2019):

  • Prof. Dr. Holger Blume (Representative of eNIFE on the NIFE Management Board)
  • Prof. Dr. Jörn Ostermann
  • Prof. Dr. Bodo Rosenhahn (Chair eNIFE)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Zimmermann

L3S Research Centre

The L3S is a research centre for pure and application-oriented research into new, forward-looking methods and technologies in the key areas of knowledge, information and learning. The current focus is digital resources, their use in innovative learning environments and the associated technological requirements. Examples include semantic web and digital libraries, distributed systems and networks, and grid computing. The L3S is distinguished by nationally and internationally recognized research, its outstanding third-party funding ratio and its role as a centre of co-operation and interdisciplinary project work, bringing together institutions from the Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen metropolitan area and beyond.

Hannover Centre for Mechatronics (MZH)

The Hannover Centre for Mechatronics (MZH) is a cross-faculty association of institutes at Leibniz University Hannover and was founded at the beginning of 2000 as part of an innovation drive by the State of Lower Saxony. MZH combines the expertise of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the field of mechatronics. Work is conducted in research, teaching and opening up new fields of application.

© Bodo Kremmin / LUH

MZH is not simply a research association with the sole aim of pure research. Instead, numerous current research projects show a fusion of academic research and industrial projects, and thus demonstrate the value of co-operation with companies. Therefore, the goal for the future is to combine new scientific knowledge with the interests of industry. Due to the involvement of various university institutes in MZH, it is possible to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and skills in the key fields of work. In addition, various analytical services are offered.

Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering (LNQE)

The Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Engineering is a research centre at Leibniz University Hannover which conducts research in the field of nanotechnology. The goals are excellent pure research and application-oriented nanoscale engineering combined with interdisciplinary training. In particular, the development and understanding of novel materials and functions are at the forefront. Novel tools are being developed for this purpose. Close co-operation between scientists and engineers leads directly to synergies in the development of novel solutions for nanotechnological components.

© Oliver Kerker / LUH

Professional Group Didactics of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (DEI)

The Professional Group Didactics of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (DEI) at Leibniz University Hannover was newly founded in 2021 (as successor of the Centre for the Didactics of Engineering, ZDT). It is part of both the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Leibniz School of Education.

In research the group is active in the didactics of Electrical Engineering and the didactics of Computer Science. In teaching, they offer lectures, seminars, laboratories and projects for the teacher training programmes. In addition, they are responsible for the design and implementation of the introductory study phase for students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

© Axel Rauschenberger / LUH

Pupil's Laboratory TechLab

TechLab is a project at Leibniz University Hannover which promotes technical and scientific interest among school pupils. With this goal, a teaching laboratory for pupils has been established in the buildings of the university.

The friendly environment encourages the pupils to learn about the work of engineers using everyday appliances as examples, and they are also give the freedom to develop their own ideas.

© Christian Kölling