Close contacts with China
The TU Berlin’s program of international cooperation in science focuses on several geographic regions including Western Europe, North America, selected countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australia. The TU Berlin forms strategic international alliances with its partners in science and industry in order to bundle existing 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, which are increasingly able to attract international research funding. One example of this approach was the establishment of the joint research institute “TU Berlin – Shanghai JTU Research Lab for Information and Communication Technology” with our partner institution the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the People’s Republic of China. This joint laboratory promotes cooperative research activities, by bringing together scientists from both universities in addition to doctoral candidates and students.