Technische Universität Berlin

With around 35,000 students, about 100 courses and programs and 40 institutes, the Technische Universität Berlin is among the biggest, internationally most renowned and traditionally richest technical universities in Germany. The achievements in research and teaching as well as the qualification of great graduates characterize the capital's university – in the heart of Europe.

Many scientific pioneers and later Nobel Prize winners studied and taught in the TU Berlin. Among them are the chemists Carl Bosch and Fritz Haber as well as the physicists Gustav Hertz, Eugene Paul Wigner, Wolfgang Paul, George de Hevesy, Dennis Gabor and Ernst Ruska. Since its reopening in 1946, the liberal arts have become an integral part of the university, which had had a bigger focus on technology and science. The TU Berlin was thus the first technical university in Germany to have a humanistic element in its research profile.

The central research competences of the university lie in the areas of materials, design and manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, energy systems and sustainable resource management, infrastructure and mobility, knowledge and communication systems as well as human health. The research that the TU Berlin conducts in these areas is characterized through the cross-disciplinary linkage of their key application areas: engineering, computer sciences, management, mathematics, and natural science. 

Apart from the universal, interdisciplinary approach to science, one of the fundamental characteristics of the modern academia of the TU Berlin is the internationalisation. The university’s strategy for internationalisation relies on the concept of “strategic partnerships” with top-tier universities around the world. These include the TU Warsaw, the TU Trondheim, the Polytechnic University of Milan, the TU Vienna, and the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. As of late 2017, the University of Technology Sydney has become the university’s first strategic partner from overseas. The partnerships are to become a broad cooperation base for diverse joint activities in research and teaching.

The strategic cooperation with scientific institutions from the target regions Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia region and South America is another central component of the internationalisation strategy. With its partnerships in Brazil, the TU Berlin was able to work with more than 60 different collaborators over the last couple of years. The collaborations in the field of engineering sciences were particularly successful, for example within the Brazilian-German program “BRAGECRIM”. There were also successful collaborations between the TU Berlin and its Brazilian partners in the fields of science, computer science, architecture, philosophy, and sociology.

By being an associate supporter of the DWIH São Paulo, the TU Berlin wants to further deepen its already established cooperations. Together with the Freie Universität Berlin, they will represent the science location Berlin in Brazil and will be a point of contact for people interested in education, research, and science.

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Senta Maltschew, PMP

Projektmanagerin / Project Manager

Internationale Wissenschaftskooperationen / International Scientific Cooperation


Technische Universität Berlin

Buero fuer Internationales / Office of International Affairs

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D-10623 Berlin

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