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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.

'Second Solar System' Discovered

Planetensystem KOI-351

Does a comparable or similar star system exist outside our solar system where life might also have originated? This question is of great interest to both highly-specialized astrophysicists and the general public. With its discovery of a kind of 'second solar system', a team headed by the astrophysicist Dr. Juan Cabrera has made great strides in providing answers to this question. Cabrera is conducting research in the department of Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer, Professor for Astronomy and Astrophysics at TU Berlin. more to: 'Second Solar System' Discovered

Tailored Life for the Biotechnology of the Future


"There is no better chemist than nature, however, for some of the modern world's problems nature does not have any solutions. This is where my research begins," says Nediljko Budisa, Professor of Biocatalysis at TU Berlin, a member of the cluster of excellence UniCat, and one of the pioneers in the relatively young research area of synthetic biology. For a long time, scientists have tried to purposefully modify natural organisms. In doing so the gap to original, natural life forms is increased step-by-step. "Ultimately, this path will lead to artificial life," Professor Budisa is convinced. more to: Tailored Life for the Biotechnology of the Future

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