Technische Universität Berlin

From Application to Party – TU Berlin’s Journey to the Alliance of Excellence

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.

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19 July 2019: a Special Date

At 16:13 came the announcement in Urania Berlin: All our hard work and joint efforts had paid off. TU Berlin will receive funding within the Excellence Strategy competition along with its three partners FU Berlin, HU Berlin and Charité. This Alliance of Excellence is unique in Germany.

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Champagne or Mineral Water: A Party to Remember

Vice presidents DJ’ing, a state secretary in the photo booth and university members on the dance floor. There was no mistaking the party mood at the event which followed the announcement of the Excellent Strategy decisions. The Berlin science scene knows how to party.

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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