In its strategy paper entitled “TU Berlin’s Global Responsibility”, the University expressly commits its support for the Global South in the areas of research and teaching in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Finding sustainable solutions for global challenges requires researchers with a wide range of different perspectives, approaches and cultural backgrounds to work closely together, the paper asserts.
The focus is on initiating projects which support the development of capacities and which seek to remove asymmetries between the Global North and the Global South. Another goal is to ensure cooperation between scientists to achieve sustainable research and innovation. The University is providing funding to achieve these aims. International Projects at TU Berlin is responsible for implementing the wide range of planned measures as well as their coordination in close collaboration with other units at the University.