Mission Statement and Values

Mission Statement

Our focus is on teaching as well as on research, combining teaching, fundamental research and their application in practice. Stimulated by curiosity and enthusiasm, we find innovative solutions to scientific problems. The working atmosphere is characterized by confidence and mutual respect, also towards students and partners from science and industry. Our principles include fairness, loyalty and authenticity. Good customer service skills and reliability are important to us.

Values at IDS

  • 1 - We are one of the leading research institutes worldwide

    Dealing with scientific problems of fundamental and application-oriented research further deepens our expertise in the fields of 

    • nonlinear structural dynamics and vibrations 
    • elastomer friction and contact mechanics 
    • piezo and ultrasonic technology and  test bench design and experimental validation.

    We are known as an active member of the international scientific community.

  • 2 - We are a reliable partner of research and industry

    With a high level of professionalism, creativity and customer orientation, we find convincing and customertailored solutions even to complex and challenging problems. Based on our extensive knowledge and tailored to the specific problem, we apply theoretical and experimental methods in a systematic and constructive manner.

  • 3 - We offer high-quality academic education

    Our bachelor and master courses are especially for students in engineering sciences. The results of recent research are directly introduced into the courses, so that our curriculum always reflects the state of the art. Involved in scientific projects and supported individually, our students have the opportunity to contribute to international research already at an early stage. With this, we put them on a firm footing for an optimum entry into a successful career in industry, technology or science.

  • 4 - We leave room for personal development

    Our success relies on the constant development and qualification of every one. This is why we offer professional and creative work environment, access to modern work equipment, technologies and laboratory premises, thus facilitating international scientific exchange. A trustful interdisciplinary cooperation across hierarchy levels is the basis for the personal development and the readiness to take technical and functional responsibility.