The Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) was founded by the Duke Carl of Braunschweig in 1745 under its original name “Collegium Carolinum”. It formed a new type of educational institution besides the classical university, where mathematical and technical subjects are taught as well as humanities and fine arts.
As a technically oriented university, the TU Braunschweig has the longest tradition in Germany and is member of the alliance of the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany. Nowadays, the faculties include the faculty for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, faculty of mechanical engineering, faculty of electrical engineering and faculty of mathematics and computer science.
TU Braunschweig offers its students an excellent education and training on soft skills – and thus outstanding job opportunities, especially in industry, the sciences and at educational establishments. Graduates can compete not only within their country, but also on the global market. Special study courses in cooperation with partners from industry etc. were developed, seeking active exchanges with industry and society, while at the same time maintaining its independence. In its role as an academic focal point, the TU Braunschweig is a vital engine for the region and fulfils a cultural and societal purpose.
Some facts and figures about TU Braunschweig:
- more than 120 institutes are located at six faculties,
- 19,500 full-time students,
- 3,500 staff and faculty members,
- 225 professors,
- 4 campuses,
- Active student participation in research projects,
- Advanced laboratory opportunities,
- Close cooperation with the Research Airport located in Braunschweig,
- Education in the English language is encouraged,
- Bachelor and Master degrees,
- Various exchange opportunities due the close cooperation with more than 400 partner institutes and research facilities in more than 60 countries.
The Braunschweig/Wolfsburg region is one the most active research regions in Europe, with more than 15.000 researchers living and working in the area. With its Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has created a research infrastructure in Braunschweig for future intelligent transportation and mobility services.
Mobility is one of four strategic research fields of TU Braunschweig. With its joint Research Centre NFF – Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen, which is one of the leading interdisciplinary centers for automotive and traffic research in Europe. Partners from other universities, non-university research facilities and the industry are closely involved. One of its members is the Institute of Transportation and Urban Engineering.