International Affairs


Researchers in an increasing number of countries are facing restrictions in their academic freedom or else are the victims of persecution or retaliatory measures as a result of their work. Just like their fellow citizens, they are also affected by civil war, and political, ethnic, religious, or other forms of ideological suppression. 
 TU Berlin supports international researchers who are no longer able to work in their own countries as a result of violence, restrictions on research activities, or persecution. By doing so, we contribute to academic freedom for researchers from crisis and conflict regions.

TU Berlin as a member of "Scholars at Risk"

TU Berlin is a member of "Scholars at Risk" (SAR). The SAR network offers researchers facing threats to their lives, freedom, and wellbeing temporary research and teaching work at member institutions as well as guidance and help with finding other organizations who can assist them. The network consists of more than 500 educational institutions in 41 countries.

Teachers, staff, and students at TU Berlin have the opportunity to take part in SAR activities and make use of the network's services. These include inviting SAR scholarship holders to share their experiences on campus as part of the SAR Speaker Series, running student advocacy seminars, and taking part in campaigns. The program also includes research on attacks on higher education through a project monitoring academic freedom as well as participation in various SAR workshops and working groups.


Transnational Education and International Knowledge Transfer

Office KAI 3-1
Address Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104-106
10553 Berlin
© Philipp Arnoldt


The BridgeIT support program for scholars at risk was set up in 2022 to offer language courses and preparatory courses for doctoral students as well as courses to help prepare for the labor market.

© Felix Noak


TU Berlin condemns Russia's military attack on Ukraine as a violation of international law. We have close ties with the country through our scientific cooperations and our thoughts are with our colleagues there as well as the people of Ukraine. TU Berlin set up the "Berlin-Ukraine" assistance fund to provide direct funding for Ukrainian researchers and students.

© Philipp Arnoldt

Offers for Refugee Students

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Academic Advising is the first port of call at TU Berlin for refugee students and prospective students. We have a wide range of offers to help refugees wishing to study in a degree program.