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Facilities on and near the University of Stuttgart campuses house and foster top quality networked research and teaching and set efficient framework conditions for the scientific organization.

Central facilities

Central facilities with their service offerings support above all the students and staff of the University of Stuttgart. Whether it is the University Library, the Combined Heat and Power Plant, or Continuing Education, central facilities perform research, training, service and provisioning functions.

Universitätsbibliothek (c)
University Library

GRADUS makes it a goal to provide young scientists in the structured doctoral qualification with a top-notch education, to support and develop it by working together with the faculties and existing facilities


Heizkraftwerk der Universität Stuttgart (c)
Heizkraftwerk der Universität Stuttgart

Since 1959, the University of Stuttgart operates its own heating and power plant (HKW) on the Vaihingen campus from which it supplies, besides the University's own research facilities, also five student dormitories with about 3,000 student apartments.


Super computer Hazel Hen in the HLRS (c) Boris Lehner
Super computer Hazel Hen in the HLRS

The High Performance Computing Center (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum, HLRS) conducts basic and applied research in the field of high-performance computing in publicly funded national and European projects as well as industrial research activities in association with partners from research and industry.


The University of Stuttgart Information and Communication Center (IZUS) is a one-stop shop for meeting the university's information and IT services requirements. It is split into two areas: University Library, and Technical Information and Communications Service [de]


The Master:Online Academy [de] offers a study-while-working continuing education for individuals who have already earned a professional qualifying university degree and have at least one year of on-the-job experience.


Materials Testing Institute in Vaihingen (c)
Materials Testing Institute in Vaihingen

As a technical services provider, the Stuttgart Materials Testing Institute is a competent partner for industry. In addition, the MPA carries out experimental studies for university institutes and makes its technical facilities available for student training.


The MINT College facility exists to improve specialized technical knowledge in the MINT subjects (mathematics, computer sciences, natural sciences, technology) during the transition from secondary school to university course work.


The Language Center offers a broad spectrum of differentiated course programs in 16 foreign languages including German as a second language.


The Visualization Institute (VISUS) is a central research facility of the University of Stuttgart. Three work groups conduct fundamental research on scientific visualization processes, as well as interdisciplinary, application-oriented research in close team work with other subject specialties of the University of Stuttgart.


The Center for Education and Qualifications [de] is dedicated to subjects of interdisciplinary university education, of lifelong learning and academic career and organizational development in the field of teaching and management.


Inter-faculty teaching facilities

The University of Stuttgart brings together highly motivated staff members, outstanding teachers, excellent researchers and visionary inventors. Through this culture of integration, itit creates and disseminates knowledge for responsibly designing the future of our society.

MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg (Carl von Bach-Kolleg) (c)
Baden-Württemberg MINT College (Carl von Bach-Kolleg)

Forschungseinrichtungen an der Universität Stuttgart (c)
Forschungseinrichtungen an der Universität Stuttgart

Inter-faculty research facilites

Besides research in the disciplines, the University sees a great opportunity for new discoveries by engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration. By integrating different topical and methodological approaches to knowledge in complementary subject disciplines, as well as by bringing in the expertise of external partners, the special “Stuttgart Way” represents a cogent contribution to answering the challenging questions of our times. The continued interlinking all areas within the University (e.g., in the form of research centers) therefore is given special priority.

Stuttgart Center for Simulation Sciences

Computer-aided simulation and modeling are penetrating all areas of science and increasingly also find application in industry and in daily life. The Excellence Cluster Simulation Technology (SimTech) investigates ways of improving modulation, display, calculation and application techniques as well as the infrastructure required for a broad spectrum of simulation applications.

ARENA 2036

The ARENA2036 Research Campus (Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles) bundles expertise in lightweight construction and innovative manufacturing technologies prevalent in the Stuttgart region. In so doing, ARENA2036 builds bridges between R & D, science, and business. In tight-knit, open partnership, numerous institutes and firms are refining the path to the automobile and lightweight manufacturing of the future.

Facilities near and far

The University of Stuttgart initiates and supports joint projects and inter-faculty research centers and creates the required infrastructure for cooperative research undertakings. It intensifies its relationships with universities and non-university research facilities as well as with partners from regional businesses and society, both in our state and globally. The University maintains especially close relationships with non-university research institutes such as the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Institute, the German Aerospace Center or the Marbach Literature Archive.