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Technical University of Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Established 1770/1799/1879
1946
Type Public University
Endowment State: EUR 267,2 Mio. (2007)
External: EUR 78,0 Mio (2006)
President Prof. Dr. Kurt Kutzler
Staff 6,966 (2007)
Students 26,812 (SS 2007)
Location Berlin, Germany Germany
52°30′43″N 13°19′35″E / 52.51194°N 13.32639°E / 52.51194; 13.32639Coordinates: 52°30′43″N 13°19′35″E / 52.51194°N 13.32639°E / 52.51194; 13.32639
Website www.tu-berlin.de
South side of the main building
Main building

The Technical University of Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology, TUB, TU Berlin, German: Technische Universität Berlin) is located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1879 and, with nearly 30,000 students, is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. It also has the highest proportion of foreign students out of universities in Germany, with 20.9% in the summer semester of 2007, roughly 5,598 students. The university alumni and professor list include eight Nobel Prize winners.

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History

The old northern front of the main building, which was considerably damaged during the Second World War and replaced by a modern front in the 1960s

The institution was unified in 1879 under the name Royal Technical College of Charlottenburg (later Berlin) by merging the Building Academy (Bauakademie), established in 1799, and the Vocational Academy, established in 1829. Since 1916 it has been integrated with the former Mining Academy, which was the oldest institution, founded in 1770. The college was closed after World War II on April 20, 1945 and the university re-opened on April 9, 1946 under its current name.

Campus

TU-Hochhaus, the tallest building on campus, with a bird's-eye-view cafeteria on floor 20.
Entrance of the main library of the Technical University of Berlin and of the Berlin University of the Arts
Main building atrium

The TU Berlin covers ca. 600,000 m², distributed over various locations in Berlin. The main campus is located in the borough of Charlottenburg. The seven schools of the university have some 28,200 students enrolled in more than 50 subjects (January, 2009).[1]

Organization

Since April 4, 2005, the TU Berlin has consisted of the following schools:

  1. Humanities
  2. Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  3. Process Sciences and Engineering
  4. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  5. Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems
  6. Planning - Building - Environment (merge of former schools of "Civil Engineering and Applied Geosciences" and "Architecture - Environment - Society")
  7. Economics and Management

Faculty and staff

6,721 people work at the university: 319 professors, 1,832 postgraduate researchers, and 2,089 personnel work in administration, the workshops, and the central facilities. In addition there are 1,803 student assistants and 161 trainees (January 2006).

International student mobility is applicable through ERASMUS programme or through Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) network.

Library

The new common main library of the Technical University of Berlin and of the Berlin University of the Arts was opened in 2004. The library building was sponsored by Volkswagen and is named Volkswagen Library. All former 17 libraries of the Technical University of Berlin and of the nearby University of the Arts were merged into the new library, but several departments still retain libraries of their own. In particular, the school of 'Economics and Management' maintains a library with 340,000 volumes in the university's main building (Wirtschaftswissentschaftliche Dokumentation – WiWiDok).

Notable alumni and professors

(Including those of the Academies mentioned under History)

See also

Other Universities of Berlin:

References

  1. ^ http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/ueber_die_tu_berlin/zahlen_fakten/parameter/en/

External links

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Simple English

Technical University of Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Established 1770/1799/1879
1946
Type Public University
Endowment State: EUR 267,2 Mio. (2007)
External: EUR 78,0 Mio (2006)
President Prof. Dr. Kurt Kutzler
Staff 6,966 (2007)
Students 26,812 (SS 2007)
Place Berlin, Germany (52°30′43″N 13°19′35″E / 52.51194°N 13.32639°E / 52.51194; 13.32639Coordinates: 52°30′43″N 13°19′35″E / 52.51194°N 13.32639°E / 52.51194; 13.32639)
Website www.tu-berlin.de

The Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin, German: Technische Universität Berlin) is located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1879 and is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. It also has the highest proportion of foreign students out of universities in Germany. The university alumni and professor list include eight Nobel Prize winners.



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