• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Founded1770

Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin)

They've Got the Brains for the Future – in the Heart of Germany’s Capital With almost 34 000 students, circa 100 course offerings and 40 Institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. Located in Germany’s capital city – at the heart of Europe – outstanding achievements in research and teaching, imparting skills to excellent graduates, and a modern service-oriented administration characterize TU Berlin. The range of services offered by their seven Faculties serves to forge a unique link between the natural and technical sciences on the one hand, and the planning, economics and social sciences and humanities on the other. This is indeed a significant achievement for any technical university. Study Programmes These disciplines find concrete expression in around 40 Bachelor’s and 60 Master’s programs. Many of these are indeed unique. TU Berlin is the only university in the capital region offering engineering subjects. Such scientific achivements are built on basic research in the natural science disciplines of chemistry and physics, and mathematics, in addition to strongly innovation-oriented research in electrical engineering and the computer sciences for instance. TU Berlin has received recognition for outstanding achievements in all these disciplines, for which support is provided by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Union, industry and public funding, and whose teams are conducting world-class research. One obvious indication of the university’s performance and dynamic development is the increase in external funding for its research projects from around 125 million euros in 2009, to circa 179 million euros in 2014. For years, TU Berlin has been ranked as one of the top universities in Germany without a medical school. Prioritizing Areas of Specialization in Research and Academics In a clear articulation of TU Berlin objectives, in July 2012 the Academic Senate unanimously decided to actively promote a new vision in research and academics by designating six core research priorities and by defining the related competencies and social obligations. Vision Solutions for Societal Challenges. Key Application Areas - Materials, Design and Manufacturing - Cyber-Physical Systems - Energy Systems and Sustainable Resource Management - Infrastructure and Mobility - Knowledge and Communication Systems - Human Health Competencies - Engineering - Computer Science - Humanities - Planning and Management - Mathematics - Natural Sciences Responsibilities - Beneficial Processes and Products - Technological Innovation - Knowlegde Management - Education and Creating New Job Areas - Competitive Qualification A strategic faculty appointment policy ensures sustainable advancement of excellency in important diciplines.
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