Successful research in the field of geothermal energy is bundled in more than a dozen chairs at the Technical University of Munich.

In particular, the following chairs and research institutes are involved in the projects:

The bundling of research activities in the field of geothermal energy and within the framework of the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria takes place at the Munich Institute of Integrated Materials, Energy and Process Engineering (MEP) of the TUM.


With about 40,000 students and 579 professors, the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany.

The subject of “Energy, Environment and Climate” is one of the interdisciplinary scientific main topics that links the natural science and technical faculties at the Erlangen and EnergieCampus Nuremberg sites.

Expertise on geothermal energy encompasses all scales and disciplines of exploration and geoscientific analysis of reservoirs, pressure adjustment in boreholes of deep geothermal systems, energy use, as well as energy economics, environmental law and resource conflicts, to which the following teaching and research areas contribute:


The University of Bayreuth is a young, research-oriented campus university. Currently, around 13,000 students are enrolled in over 100 different degree programs at six faculties. Research competencies from various disciplines form the twelve profile fields at the University of Bayreuth. These include in particular the profile field of energy research and energy technology, where the Center for Energy Technology (ZET) belongs to. The currently eight chairs of the Faculty of Engineering contributing to the center cover thermal, electrical, chemical and biological aspects of the generation, transmission, storage and use of energy with their expertise and activities.

The Chair of Technical Thermodynamics and Transport Processes (LTTT) is represented in the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria.


The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich is one of the leading universities in Europe with a tradition going back more than 500 years. It offers the spectrum of all fields of knowledge: from the humanities and cultural sciences to law, economics and social sciences to medicine and the natural sciences. With its broad and differentiated range of subjects, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University has great potential for innovative research and high-quality teaching – be it in the core of the individual disciplines or in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary network of different fields of science. Today, more than 700 professors and almost 3,900 scientific employees research and teach in 18 faculties. With around 190 courses and numerous possible combinations, the study options are extremely wide. Around 50,000 students are currently enrolled, around 15 percent of them from abroad. They see their studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University as an investment in their future and a gateway for their professional career. The Ludwig-Maximilians-University is trying to sharpen its profile as a research-intensive “universitas” in the coming years and to further expand its position as a top international university.


The Munich University of Applied Sciences is with 18,400 students one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. With a wide range of courses, a strong focus on applied research and practical orientation with partners from business, society and politics, it offers students excellent opportunities on the job market and in science. Research projects in the fields of automotive engineering, energy, efficiency, production and materials as well as socio-economic innovations interlink the research landscape at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Research and development take place in close cooperation with partners from business and society. This ensures optimal practical relevance for the students at the university. In addition, the Munich University of Applied Sciences supports doctoral projects in a cooperative graduate school and in cooperation with partner universities in order to guarantee research and training of young scientists at the highest level. As part of their new research orientation, three research institutes were founded at the Munich University of Applied Sciences; a.o. the research institute for “Sustainable Energy Systems” to promote a more efficient, sustainable and resource-saving energy supply and use in Bavaria and beyond. The “Laboratory for mechatronic and renewable energy systems” involved in this project is part of this newly founded research institute.

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