Our Mission

Mathematics and computer-based simulation are of fundamental importance for modern engineering, in particular also for almost all disciplines in civil engineering and environmental sciences. Mathematically sound and well-founded methods of computer-based simulation have meanwhile evolved to what many researchers call a third pillar of scientific progress besides theoretical and experimental investigations, and are therefore commonly regarded as an indepedent scientific discipline today. With their help, experiments can often be optimzed, supplemented, reduced or even entirely replaced. As an example, methods of computer-based simulation allow for easy and cheap parameter studies.

Moreover, new insights can be gained in situations where experimental investigations are infeasible - the safety of critical infrastructure components (e.g. buildings) under extreme external loading conditions serves as a plausible example. Mathematics and computer-based simulation also enable the analysis of structures and processes with randomly distributed parameters, model uncertainties and with non-deterministic behavior. In doing so, they open entirely new possibilities for scientists and practicing engineers to run through different scenarios and to make decisions under the uncertainties that inevitably exist in real life.

Our Institute

You can reach us via the visitors' entrance at the west gate (street corner "Zwergerstraße / Universitätsstraße").
Please have your valid ID card or passport ready for an entrance check at the guard-house.

Main Entrance (West Gate) Institute IMCS (Bldg. 41, 5th Floor)


  • 1: Main Entrance (West Gate)
  • 2: Institute IMCS (Bldg. 41, 5th Floor)