Society of Friends of TU Berlin


The Society of Friends of TU Berlin fosters and promotes education and research at Technische Universität Berlin and provides material and non-material support by sponsoring projects and activities that cannot be realized within the scope of the normal budget. It plays a connecting role between Technische Universität Berlin and the public, promotes the cooperation of the University with its friends, sponsors, alumni, and other organizations, and establishes good and beneficial relationships between Technische Universität Berlin, industry, and business enterprises.

More than 800 members – including students, researchers, former TU Berlin members, and alumni, as well as individuals from politics, science, business, and culture from outside the University – are committed to the work of our Society of Friends. They are regularly informed about what is happening at TU Berlin by means of free copies of the following publications: the publication of the Society of Friends, TU Berlin’s university magazine “TU intern,” and the TU semester supplement published in the national newspaper “Tagesspiegel.” Members are also integrated into our University network and receive preferential invitations to many events. In the general meeting, members have the opportunity to voice their concerns and participate with their votes in shaping the work of our Society of Friends.


The Society of Friends - who we are

Many outstanding individuals from Technische Universität Berlin and beyond – whether representatives from science, business or politics – work for the benefit of the University through their involvement in the committees of the Society of Friends.

Executive board

Acting chair of the board

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiß

Members of the board

  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Arnold, DXG Deutsche Digital GmbH
  • Joachim Breidenbach, treasurer
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiß, Communication and Operating Systems Research Group in Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin (retired)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jähnichen, Department of Software Engineering in Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin (retired)
  • Karin Kricheldorff, head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, TU Berlin
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Starnick, former president of TU Berlin, former Berlin Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian von Herrmann, Chair of Literature and Science in Faculty I – Humanities and Educational Sciences, TU Berlin
  • Dr. Kristina Zerges, Media Studies lecturer, TU Berlin

Administrative board

President of the Society of Friends of TU Berlin

  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Schramm

Vice president of the Society of Friends of TU Berlin

  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Krallmann

Members of the administrative board

  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Ahlbrecht, Ahlbrecht-Consult and former managing director at DaimlerChrysler Immobilien (DCI) GmbH
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Baumgarten, (retired) professor
  • Dr. Olaf Berlien, president & CEO INNIO Group
  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Brandes, professor of supply chain management at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
  • Stephan Drooff, managing director of IT Service Omikron GmbH (ITSO)
  • Dr. Natascha Eckert, Global Head of Research and Innovation Ecosystem, Siemens AG
  • Dr. Derik Evertz, Cornelius Treuhand Holding GmbH & Co. KG 
  • Dr. Gerd Eßer, managing director of INPRO   
  • Dr. Thomas Kathöfer, chief manager of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) 
  • Prof. Dr. Katrin Klasse-Talke, professor at TU Berlin’s Chair of Marketing   
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann, professor at TU Berlin’s Institute of Mathematics
  • Dr.-Ing. Helmar Rendez, consultant and member of several supervisory boards
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Schramm, head of BMW Motorcycle Production at BMW Motorrad, president of the Society of Friends and chair of the administrative board
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martina Schraudner, head of the Department of Gender and Diversity in Technology and Product Development
  • Sandra Trommsdorf, head of Business and Policy at IHK Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Eckart Uhlmann, professor at TU Berlin’s Chair of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Winje, (retired) professor
  • Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, chair of the supervisory board of WITTENSTEIN SE
  • Nicolas Zimmer, chair of the board of Techologiestiftung Berlin (TSB)

Honorary members

The Society of Friends of TU Berlin would like to express its extraordinary gratitude to its honorary members:

Dr. Manfred Gentz

Join us and become a partner, sponsor, and initiator for our TU Berlin

Friends: advantages for members

  • discounted access to TU Berlin’s sports facilities and sports program
  • invitations to exclusive events of the Society of Friends
  • invitations to events of TU Berlin
  • newsletter of the Society of Friends (annually)
  • university magazine “TU Intern” (every two months)
  • TU Berlin semester supplement in the national newspaper “Tagesspiegel”
  • invitations to concerts of Collegium Musicum Berlin
  • discounted tickets for concerts of Collegium Musicum Berlin
  • discounted tickets for Long Night of the Sciences
  • free library card for TU Berlin’s University Library



The member login area is still under construction. In the near future, it will be possible to search for members and to view minutes of general meetings, digital publications, and more.

Want to become a friend?

Are you looking to support our University? Then become a member of the Society of Friends of TU Berlin by simply contacting our office at 030/ 314-2 37 58 or sending us an email (sekretariat(at)

Don't want to wait any longer? Then please fill out our membership form for companies or for private individuals, and sign and email it to sekretariat(at) You are also welcome to send the form by mail addressed to Gesellschaft von Freunden der Technischen Universität Berlin e.V., Straße des 17. Juni 135, Sekr. H 06, D 10623 Berlin. We will contact you once we have received your form. Welcome!

Our annual membership fees (as of 2022) are:

  • Individuals: EUR 75.00
  • Graduates of TU Berlin up to three years after graduation: EUR 30.00
  • Students: EUR 5.00
  • Companies (up to 500 employees): EUR 300.00
  • Companies (500 employees or more): EUR 600.00

The annual membership fees are not fixed to a maximum limit and it is open to your discretion to pay more, with even the highest contributions being fully tax deductible. Membership fees are due in the first two months of each year. You can transfer the fees to our association account by direct debit stating your membership number: Postbank Berlin, IBAN: DE03 1001 0010 0062 7431 05, BIC: PBNKDEFF.

Thank you very much for your contribution! You will of course receive a receipt for your donation.

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