TU Braunschweig - University in the Research Region
Portrait of the University
The history of Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig began in 1745 with the foundation of the Collegium Carolinum. Nowadays, TU Braunschweig provides its students with outstanding conditions for forward-looking research and teaching in 124 institutes and departments. The academic core disciplines of engineering and natural sciences are closely linked to economics, social sciences, the humanities and education. Students benefit from the proximity of first-rate external research institutions in the region and from a wide range of cooperation agreements with industry. These provide the chance to participate in current research projects through seminar papers, dissertations and doctoral theses.
Research at TU Braunschweig is based on three strategic fields of research:
Interdisciplinary research centres and competence networks in the fields of automotive engineering, aerospace technology, systems biology, pharmaceutical process engineering, and nanometrology foster thinking and working in networks and projects. Each of these fields has close ties to at least one external research institution and to research-committed companies in the region. This enables students and (young) scientists to pursue focused research and opens up exciting fields of activity.
Within the Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule (Niedersachsen Institutes of Technology, NTH), the core research areas of the three member universities TU Braunschweig, TU Clausthal and Leibniz Universität Hannover are clearly positioned and set up to complement each other.
TU Braunschweig cooperates with universities mainly in the EU, USA, Canada, South America, China, Russia and Japan. Through the ERASMUS programme we have cooperation agreements with more than 200 universities in Europe. A third of our students spend part of their studies abroad: dual degrees with American, French, Brazilian and Russian universities open up the international career market to our graduates.
International students are an important part of our academic community. Our campus is where people from all over the world meet: we currently have students from over 100 different countries studying and doing research at TU Braunschweig. Excellent support from the International Office, the City of Braunschweig and the mentoring programme help international students to feel at home here. It goes without saying that our research is also international. Many scientists from other countries are involved in teaching and research at TU Braunschweig.