Profile - International Relations
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With around 35 000 students, some 130 course offerings and 40 institutes, as well as a long and rich tradition 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 pursues the concept of strategic partnerships with leading universities abroad. These include Warsaw University of Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Technische Universität Wien, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and University of Technology Sydney. These partnerships serve to encourage broad-based cooperation and to promote diverse joint activities in research and teaching. A further component consists of strategic cooperation with science institutions in the three target regions of Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. TU Berlin currently offers 38 dual-degree programs in conjunction with partner universities in England, France, Poland, China, Russia, Argentina and Chile, in addition to 25 English-language master programs. International students from more than 130 countries make up about 23 percent of the student body. In the Alexander von Humboldt Ranking 2017, TU Berlin ranks seventh among all German universities. Other statistics further underscore the University’s international approach: TU professors alone were involved in more than 1500 international cooperation projects between 2015 and 2017. Currently around 135 international cooperation agreements are in force at 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. An example for this is TU Berlin's simultaneous participation in two “Knowledge and Innovation Communities” (KIC) of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology. Each of these research partnerships receives funding to 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 most 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 23 percent of its 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 University in Canada, and the Jiao Tong University Shanghai. There are 476 active exchange programs with European partner universities and 107 with partners overseas. Around 10 percent of all TU students study abroad each year, while around 700 students come to Berlin from our partner universities. Student exchange programs often lead to a much coveted dual degree. TU Berlin is leading the way in Germany with its 38 international programs. We also offer 25 master programs in English.