Technische Universität Berlin

Facts & Figures

Student Enrollment Statistics (absolute numbers)

 TotalMaleFemaleDiversForeign nationalsFirst matriculationsNew matriculationsFirst subject-semester students
Winter 2020/202133,63122,37011,25748,6382,9632,4365,356
Summer 202033,35622.13211.21778.8466518791.604
Winter 2019/202035,57023,57211,99539,4433,4474,9688,296
Summer 201934,02122,71811,30218,7985182,3362,718
as of December 2020

Student Enrollment Statistics (in percent)

 TotalMaleFemaleDiversForeign nationalsFirst matriculationsNew matriculationsFirst subject-semester students
Winter 2020/2021100.0066.533.50,0125.
Summer 2020100,0066,433,60,0226,52,02,64,8
Winter 2019/2020100.0066.333.70,0126.69.714.023.3
Summer 2019100.0066.833.20,00325.
as of December 2020


(1) First matriculations are students enrolled for the first time at a German university.
(2) New matriculations are students who have transfered from other universities or have rematriculated after a pause.
(3) First subject-semester students are those in the first semester of a study program; this may include not only first matriculations, but also students who have switched from other disciplines.


 TotalExternally funded
Professors (incl. 32 Juniorprofessors)35574
Professors emeritus75-
Guest professors4414
Honorary professors86-
Non-budgeted professors67-
Private lecturers165-
Research associates27271719
Administrative, library, workshop and central staff2121248
Student assistants25911048
September 2018  

State funding plus external funding

State funding346.1 Mio. €337.5 Mio. €328.5 Mio. €321.2 Mio. €310.0 Mio. €302.6 Mio. €
External funding  179.7 Mio. €170.9 Mio. €168.2 Mio. €177.5 Mio. €


Female only426  12

Doctoral degrees

Female only174164172142144157154

Area of the TU Berlin

The grounds of the TU Berlin cover an area of 604,000 square meters. There are several campus locations throughout the city.

Short chronicle of the history of the TU Berlin

17701.11.Teaching began at the Mining Institute (from 1774 the Mining Academy)
179913.4.Establishment of the Building Academy
18211.11.Teaching began at the Vocational School (from 1828 Vocational Institute, from 1886 the Vocational Academy)
18791.4.Unification of the Building and Vocational Academies to form the Royal Technical College of Berlin
18842.11.Official opening of the new Main Building in Charlottenburg
189918.-21.10.100th Anniversary of the foundation of the Building Academy Technical Colleges in Prussia receive the right to award doctorates
19161.10.Integration of the Mining Academy in the Technical College Berlin
1933 - 1945 Discrimination and persecution of Jewish and politically undesired students and teaching staff during the Third Reich
194520.4.Closure of the Technical College Berlin
19469.4.Opening of the new Technische Universität Berlin
19507.3.Establishment of the Humanities Faculty
195612.7.Legislation makes the TU Berlin an independent legal entity
19691.8.With the implementation of the Berlin University Law (UniG) the "Ordinarienuniversität" is replaced by the "Gruppenuniversität"
1980 Parts of the Pedagogic College Berlin are integrated in the TU Berlin
1993 Reduction from 22 departments to 15
1997MayThe new framework agreement between the TU Berlin and the Berlin Senate establishes payments to the university through to 2000, without further cuts. Coupled with this were sweeping reforms a leaner central administration and new budgeting arrangements
20011.4.Replacement of 15 departments with eight semi-autonomous faculties
2004JuneUniversity structure plan 2004
200613.10.Excellence Initiative: funded projects in the first round graduate school Berlin Mathematical School
2007NovemberExcellence Initiative: funded projects in the second round excellence cluster Unifying Concepts in Catalysis