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Profile of the Cluster of Excellence

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In November 2012, the University of Stuttgart successfully applied for funds from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence, conducted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the federal level, for the second time with its Cluster of Excellence “Simulation Technology” (SimTech).

The SimTech Cluster of Excellence is embedded in the “Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Technology” (SC SimTech). The SC SimTech is a cross-section center and, as such, serves as an interface between the single faculties of the university.

The Cluster's objective is to combine and develop the broad range of expertise at the University of Stuttgart in the field of simulation technologies, and to position Stuttgart as a leading international site in this field.

Apart from conducting extensive basic research, offering their own bachelor's and master's degree programmes as well as a graduate school with over 150 doctoral students, the transfer into industrial applications is promoted. Leading companies such as Daimler and Bosch provide SimTech with moral and financial support within the framework of the Industrial Consortium e. V.

In November 2012, the University of Stuttgart successfully applied for funds from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence, conducted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the federal level, for the second time with its Cluster of Excellence “Simulation Technology” (SimTech).

The SimTech Cluster of Excellence is embedded in the “Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Technology” (SC SimTech). The SC SimTech is a cross-section center and, as such, serves as an interface between the single faculties of the university.

The Cluster's objective is to combine and develop the broad range of expertise at the University of Stuttgart in the field of simulation technologies, and to position Stuttgart as a leading international site in this field.

Simulation technologies have become an indispensable part of the twenty-first century and pervade all aspects of life. For instance, computer simulations are used to develop new materials, make environmental engineering safer, or to solve complex problems in medical engineering and the life sciences. In the SimTech Cluster of Excellence, researchers aim to increase the efficiency of computer simulations, improve the reliability of forecasts and enhance the accuracy of visualizations.

To achieve this, the over 200 participating scientists combine simulation models and methods developped in isolation to create a holistic systems science. With this unique approach, the Cluster's engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, natural scientists and humanities and social science scholars break new ground in the fields of complex problem modelling and computer simulations.

Apart from conducting extensive basic research, offering their own bachelor's and master's degree programmes as well as a graduate school with over 150 doctoral students, the transfer into industrial applications is promoted. Leading companies such as Daimler and Bosch provide SimTech with moral and financial support within the framework of the Industrial Consortium e. V.

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