Excellent in research, outstanding in teaching, internationally attractive
TU9 is the alliance of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany: RWTH Aachen University, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, TU München, Universität Stuttgart.
The member universities are excellent in research: According to the Federal Statistical Office, TU9 members attract a fourth of all third-party funding. In the DFG ranking for research funding in engineering, the TU9 universities are to be found in the top groups. Nationwide 57 per cent of all doctorates in engineering are awarded at TU9 universities.
Furthermore, TU9 universities were very successful in the German government's Excellence Initiative. RWTH Aachen University (2012, 2007), TU Dresden (2012), Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2006) and TU München (2012, 2007) were awarded the status of “excellence universities”.
TU9 universities lead the way in teaching: In Germany 51 per cent of all engineers with a university degree come from TU9 universities. Ten per cent of all students at German universities are registered at TU9 universities.
TU9 universities are international: 15 per cent of the students at TU9 universities are international students. In addition to that, the Humboldt Foundation’s ranking demonstrates how attractive the TU9 universities are to international scientists.
Further USPs of TU9