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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.

Finding Just the Right Shape


Sun and wind are the energy forms of the future, but their irregularity in terms of constant energy production remains a major problem. Chemical energy storage units and converters are considered key technologies in the harnessing of renewable electricity sources, but their use involves very slow chemical reactions. In order to greatly accelerate the reaction and render the process more economically viable, great quantities of precious metal catalysts are required. A new 'super catalyst' developed at TU Berlin could save 90 percent platinum consumption. more to: Finding Just the Right Shape

Is there anyone out there?


Life refers to any form of life as we know it, including microbes, bacteria, fungi or lichens. Could life develop on planets other than Earth, and which conditions would this require? The Helmholtz Alliance "Planetary Evolution and Life" investigated this question over the past five years. A large interdisciplinary network of more than 150 scientists dealt with the topic from the biological, chemical, geological, and physical perspectives. The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at TU Berlin is part of the alliance. more to: Is there anyone out there?

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