47 CAMPUS CAMPUS The TU Ilmenau‘s interdisciplinary emphasis in its research strategy is realized most clearly in the Feynmanbau, where the Inter-departmental Center for Micro- and Nanotechnologies is located. 275 scientists from 39 groups research here in future oriented fields of Life Sciences, Photonics and Energy Efficiency. The University Library is the largest technical library in Thuringia. It is services-related and highly functionally equipped with individual workstations, rooms designed for group work and WLAN in all public service areas. The University Computer Center plans, develops and implements modern IT concepts which support the work of students, scientists and all other employees. Its services range from advising to accompanying users along the complex data and communication net and even include IT services. The University Athletic Complex, with its grass field, the tartan track, and the campus gymnasium, is one of the most modern university sports facilities in Germany. Students and employees can engage in 80 kinds of sports in 150 courses. The sports center is next to a nature reserve with five idyllic little lakes. The PATON is Thuringia´s Patent Center and also the largest and most profiled patent information center of Germany. Customers from the university and from industry obtain competent support here for all processes of commercial legal protection – from finding ideas to innovation.
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