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TU Berlin – Paving the Way to the Future

Main Building of the TU Berlin
The Main Building of the TU Berlin, as seen from the south.

The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress by adhering to the principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking partnerships with science and industry are an important aspect in this regard.

Our research and teaching endeavors can be characterized by a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from engineering science to natural science, planning science and economics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

From Light – to Sound – to Image


Stem cells are frequently regarded as the saviour of modern medicine. For instance, physicians assume that stem cells migrate to damaged tissue in the body, differentiate into various cell types there and advance the healing process. TU biomedical engineer Dr. Jan Laufer has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant comprised of 1.6 million euros by the European Research Council for his research on refining the technique of photoacoustic imaging to visually depict the differentiation of stem cells. more to: From Light – to Sound – to Image

A Symphony of Circuit Diagrams and Source Codes


"If you learn to play the violin, you can play pieces composed for the violin. In the area of electronic music, however, there is a large deficit in terms of developing this new form of music, because the requisite instruments simply do not exist", says Prof. Stefan Weinzierl, Head of the TU Berlin Chair Audiocommunications. In his new research project, Weinzierl is seeking to develop new musical instruments that are 'permanent' and not ephemeral. more to: A Symphony of Circuit Diagrams and Source Codes

TU Berlin – An Overview

  • 30,719 students, including 5,738 students from other countries
  • 7 Faculties
  • 331 Professors
  • 17 Junior Professors
  • 2,666 Research associates
  • 3,267 Externally-funded positions
  • 90 Courses of study
  • 2,145 Staff in administration, libraries, central institutions and workshops
  • 295.7 million euros in state subsidies for the year 2014
  • 174 million euros in external funding for the year 2013
  • Average of 15 habilitations and 470 doctoral degrees granted each year
  • Approximately 130 trainees each year in 15 professions