International networking – global cooperation between the sciences
- TU Berlin has its own satellite campus in El Gouna, Egypt
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With around 32 000 students, circa 100 course offerings and 40 Institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. Internationalization is a basic principle of all scientific activities. The university’s internationalization strategy adheres to the concept of strategic partnerships with top-notch universities abroad. These include Warsaw University of Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Technische Universität Wien, and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University . These partnerships serve to encourage broad-based cooperation and to promote diverse joint activities in research and teaching. A further building block consists of strategic cooperation with science institutions in the three target regions of Eastern Europe, South-East Asia and South America. TU Berlin currently offers 26 dual-degree programs in conjunction with partner universities in England, France, Poland, China, Russia and Chile, in addition to 20 English-language Master’s programs. International students from more than 130 countries make up about 20 percent of the student body. In the Alexander von Humboldt Ranking, TU Berlin currently ranks second among all technical universities. Other statistics further underscore the university’s international approach: TU professors alone were involved in 1500 cross-border cooperation projects between 2009 and 2011. In 2012, around 120 international science agreements were in force at the central university level.
The steady increase in the number of international research alliances underscores TU Berlin’s commitment to maintaining strong partners around the world through its simultaneous participation in two “Knowledge and Innovation Communities” of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology. Each of these research partnerships receives funding in the amount of more than 100 million euros and brings together the best teams from several European universities in the areas of research and industry. This makes TU Berlin one of Germany’s successful universities in the context of this “European Excellence Competition”. The governing bodies of the German partner in the innovation community “Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaption” and “Future Information and Communication Society” are located on the TU Campus Charlottenburg and EUREF-Campus of TU Berlin.
International students at TU Berlin
With around 20 percent of our students coming from abroad and numerous cooperation projects with partners around the world, TU Berlin is indeed a university with a decidedly international character. Close cooperation with top universities the world over finds expression in many joint degree courses and a worldwide network of exchange programs. Our partners include the École Centrale Paris, the Cass Business School in London, the KTH Stockholm, the University of Michigan, McGill in Canada, and the Jiao Tong University Shanghai. There are 260 active exchange programs with Euro-pean partner universities and 70 with partners overseas. Around ten percent of all TU students study abroad each year, while around 700 students come to Berlin from our partner universities. Student exchange programs often yield a much coveted dual degree. TU Berlin is leading the way in Germany with its 26 international programs. We also offer 17 Master’s programs in English.