The TU Berlin has adopted a number of reforms over the past few years to help strengthen its competitive edge, for example by adopting both a seven-school approach and a new fundamental organizational strategy that features an innovative university administration and committee structure. This process is now to be applied to all university endeavors - especially as state funds continue to dwindle and competition between universities increases.
To further sharpen our focus we are also taking advantage of the generational change-over of professional staff. In the context of the “Bologna Accords”, the TU Berlin introduced an integrated Bachelor and Master degree program. New and forward-looking educational opportunities are taking shape, some of which are unique in all of Germany. Moreover, a comprehensive approach to quality assurance in term of course content will guarantee the highest possible level for the Bachelor and Master programs.
In the future, comprehensive quality management needs to be anchored in the core principle of good university governance. A number of reform projects in the area of university administration are currently being implemented: these range from facility management, to structuring of information and communications technologies, to delegating responsibilities to the faculties in terms of managing their own equipment and personnel budgets. The aim is to optimize all of the university’s science-support processes, for the purpose of achieving excellence in research and teaching. Moreover, a number of renovation activities are planned that will give the university a whole new “look” in just a few years.