Technische Universität Berlin
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Success in the Excellence Strategy

For the first time in its history, Technische Universität Berlin has joined the ranks of excellent universities in Germany. It received the coveted award in the billion-euro, internationally renowned Excellence competition together with its Berlin partner universities Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin as well as Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Together they form the Berlin University Alliance and aim to further develop the metropolitan region into an integrated research space. Across individual networks, institutions, and disciplines, the Alliance aims to become the heart and driving force of an excellent Berlin "ecosystem"

made up of universities and non-university research institutions, scientific collections, museums, cultural and political institutions, and start-ups and partners from industry. The basis for this initiative is the “Crossing Boundaries toward an Integrated Research Environment” concept.

In addition, Technische Universität Berlin is host to three Clusters of Excellence. Beginning 2019, the three interdisciplinary research projects “Unifying Systems in Catalysis”, “Science of Intelligence“ and “MATH+” will be funded for a period of seven years with up to ten million euros annually.

“Crossing Boundaries”

Fresh off the Press: Proposal dispatched to the German Council of Sciences and Humanities in Cologne

After two-and-a-half years of joint work in committees, working groups and executive board meetings, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin completed their proposal for the Excellence Strategy research competition. Hundreds of scientists and researchers were involved in preparing the proposal. The document was submitted to the German Council of Sciences and Humanities in Cologne on 10 December 2018.

Impressions

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Congratulations to Technische Universität Berlin

Cedrik Neike

Member of the board at Siemens AG

“Congratulations! Now it’s official: The Berlin University Alliance is excellent. A wonderful signal for Berlin, an important boost for science and research in the capital city. Siemens has been working with Technische Universität Berlin for more than 15 years within the CKI for promoting talent and has initiated a number of joint projects. Right now, we are working together as part of our Siemensstadt future project. I would like to wish TU Berlin an excellent future and look forward to exploring more common areas of interest together.”

Video message from alumni of Technische Universität Berlin

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Sonja Jost

Alumna and founder of DexLeChem

“Yeeeeah, congratulations to my alma mater – Technische Universität Berlin is now a University of Excellence! Science and administration have combined to achieve something amazing within the Berlin University Alliance; that was a huge undertaking and will now be rewarded with up to 28 million euros for the coming years! I use the knowledge I acquired at Technische Universität Berlin EVERY day in my work. You can’t invest too much in a good education, the rewards are soooo great!!!

Tanja Wielgoß

Chief Executive Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG and member of TU Berlin Board of Trustees

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Ulrich Woelk

Alumnus and author

“It is wonderful news that the title of University of Excellence has been awarded to the Berlin universities. Education and research are of key importance for the future of Berlin. This accolade strengthens Berlin’s position as a center of research, benefiting not only the researchers themselves but everybody living in the city and the capital region.”

Ortwin Renn

Chair of the Board of Trustees at Technische Universität Berlin

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