TU Berlin

TU Berlin 1st class in research and teaching

The Technische Universiät Berlin with its seven faculties is an internationally renowned research university with a rich tradition. We conduct basic and applied research at the highest international level. Our researchers regularly receive prestigious science awards and are highly successful in the acquisition of third-party funding. In the context of national and international funding programs and collaborations with industrial partners, funds amounting to approx. 160 million Euros were spent in the year 2011.

In international rankings, TU Berlin is generally ranked among the top five technical universities in Germany. The TU Berlin has about 33.500 students (including almost 10.000 foreign students) and among students, it is one of the most popular technical universities in Germany. In research, particularly in production technology and energy technology, the TU Berlin is generally ranked among the top 5 research universities in Germany.

Further details considering rankings can be found on the Homepage of the TU Berlin.


The eventful history of the Technische Universität Berlin extends back to the time of King Friedrich II. Originally founded in 1770, the School of Mining was integrated into the “Königlich Technische Hochschule zu Berlin” (TH) in 1916. The TH was established in 1879 when it merged with the School of Architecture, founded in 1799, and the Academy of Trade, founded in 1821. Karl Friedrich Schinkel (the most famous german architect of the 18th century), and Christian W. Beuth, the “father of engineering”, are some of the most well-known representatives of these two institutions.

The TU Berlin sees itself in the tradition of the TH, a university that earned a fine reputation by conducting technical research in Berlin and thereby contributing to the city’s emergence as one of Europe’s largest industrial metropolitan areas. The TH Berlin continued to evolve and eventually became - as the Association of German Engineers described it in 1906 - “an intellectual center, a much-envied model and focal point of technical progress” not only for Prussia and Germany but for the Western world. Several Nobel Prize-winning scientists studied and taught at the TH Berlin well into the 1930s.

These include 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. In 2007 Gerhard Ertl received the Nobel Prize for chemistry. The scientist from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society has been an honorary professor at the TU Berlin since 1986.

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TU9 - Excellence in Engineering and the Sciences Made in Germany

TU9 is the network of the leading Institutes of Technology in Germany: RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, TU München, Universität Stuttgart.

The member universities are excellent in research: according to the Federal Statistical Office, TU9 members attract a fourth of all third-party funding. In the DFG ranking for research funding in engineering, the TU9 universities are to be found in the top groups. Nationwide 57 percent of all doctorates in engineering are awarded at TU9 universities.

TU9 universities lead the way in teaching: In Germany, 51 percent of all engineers with a university degree come from TU9 universities. Ten percent of all students at German universities are registered at TU9 universities.

TU9 universities are international: 16 percent of the students at TU9 universities are international students. In addition to that, the Humboldt Foundation’s ranking demonstrates how attractive the TU9 universities are to international scientists.

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