Strategies - International Networking
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The TU Berlin is building on existing intensive international cooperation, and in so doing is expanding its broad science network and facilitating the establishment of new international study programs. This further underscores the TU Berlin’s strong commitment to excellence in research and academics. The change-over to a Bachelor/Master program is also helping TU Berlin graduates to better qualify themselves for the international job market.
By coordinating general cooperation agreements with institutions abroad, the President of the TU Berlin consistently promotes multidisciplinary exchanges with colleges and universities in a number of countries. The TU Berlin forms strategic international alliances with its partners in science and industry in order to bundle competencies for major projects, which no individual partner would be able to implement on its own. This kind of international networking serves to promote broad associative research programs that are increasingly able attract international research funding.
For instance, we are establishing joint research
institutes and associated institutes in other countries. These
facilities will give fresh impetus to existing scientific cooperation,
in addition to ensuring innovative strategies for the TU and for our
partners in industry. By bringing doctoral candidates and
undergraduates on board, we are also making a contribution to
promoting highly qualified young scientists.
The TU Berlin is committed to giving its students the opportunity to work and/or study abroad, to imparting cultural competencies and to promoting international exchange programs. We are also committed to expanding our graduate and postgraduate exchange programs, international Master study programs and joint degree/dual-master-programs.
Joint degree programs are
already operational in a number of engineering science disciplines,
for example in association with French universities, specifically the
Ecoles Centrales in Paris and Lyon. The TIME Network (Top Industrial
Managers for Europe) – an alliance of top-flight technical
universities in Europe – plays an important role in these endeavors.
In the context of TIME Network activities, to ensure excellence in
engineering science education the TU Berlin has been developing
state-of-the-art curricula since 2001.
The TU Berlin plans to offer study courses together with selected local partners abroad, thereby becoming an “exporter” of educational expertise.