The IEW was founded in 1883. After some leadership changes and integration into the ILEA of the University of Stuttgart, it became an independent institute of the Faculty 5 - Electrical Engineering and Information Technology under the direction of Professor Nejila Parspour.
The IEW currently has 19 research associates, the number of which is steadily increasing. More than 1100 students attend the IEW's lectures every year. All courses from basic lectures in the field of electrical engineering to specialized modules in the fields of electrical machines and inductive charging are held here.
Besides teaching, the IEW also handles many current research projects with various industry partners. In order address these research questions, the IEW has a number of machine test benches. The power classes therefore vary from very small applications up to 200 kW test benches. However, the infrastructure for automated measurement of inductive systems is also available in the field of inductive energy transmission.