The Georg Simon Ohm technical university in Nuremberg - "TH Nürnberg" for short - places equal emphasis on modern education and innovative research. With around 13,000 students, 300 professors and more than 600 lecturers from the practical world, it is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. The technical university is named after its renowned namesake, but is much better known for its interdisciplinary research, its broad and very practice-oriented range of studies, its application-oriented teaching, its diverse training activities and its international outlook whilst still maintaining a high degree of regional networking. As the most research-intensive and externally-funded of all Bavarian technical universities, the TH Nürnberg is an important innovation driver for the metropolitan region of Nuremberg and maintains excellent contacts with industry, technical institutes and universities and other non-university research facilities. The technical university has been one of the ten best funded technical universities in Germany for many years.
In order to be able to properly address new topics in product development and materials research in all of their facets, from synthesis through to recycling, the centre of competence amalgamates the 3D visualisation centre, the Neumarkt environmental institute (UIN) and the analytics, nanotechnology and materials technology centre of competence (KAM) into the new institute for chemical, material and product development (OHM-CMP). This enables all aspects of a product life-cycle, from the cradle to the grave, to be explored in one institute. This takes place primarily with regard to new manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing or modern joining processes, as well as with regard to sustainability in the product cycle, e.g. recycling-friendly materials design or the use of safe raw materials.