Technische Universität Berlin
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The New Technische Universität Berlin Website

The new website at www.tu-berlin.de has been live since May 2020. Numerous improvements were made as part of the web relaunch, making the TU Berlin website attractive and easy to navigate for all target groups. The website’s technical foundation was also completely overhauled.

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TYPO3 construction kit & directives

The web construction kit of the new TYPO3 version offers numerous innovations. In detailed, illustrated instructions, we explain how you define the layout for your page, create content elements and configure the respective options correctly. Third-party systems are also explained with their basic functions.
On the following website you will also find important information on guidelines and directives that you must observe when creating and editing your website.

What's new? Overview of improvements

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Updated Design

New color schemes and a flexible page design make the new website attractive for both visitors and editors. Institutions with greater organizational autonomy are offered the option to create a more independent corporate design using the web construction kit. Another new feature is the responsive design - a basic requirement of the web relaunch: All TU Berlin websites now automatically adapt to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc.

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Storytelling

You can now find exciting news, reports, and profiles on research, studies, and teaching, as well as current projects in the administration and University management in topic portals. Here, University researchers, students, and staff have an opportunity to report on their work and projects, results, and visions. The topic portals illustrate our University’s broad scientific spectrum and present its range of services, initiatives, and involvement.

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Multilingualism

The new TU Berlin website is completely bilingual: in German and English. The standard language of the website is German pursuant to the University’s language policy.
A simple export/import application is used for the English translation of web texts. TU Berlin Translation Services is closely involved in this process. Initial translations provided during the web relaunch are free of charge for the entire University.

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New Degree Program Profiles

Working in close consultation with the faculties, the initial information for degree programs, known as program profiles, has been revised, standardized and provided with an appealing design. This ensures that all degree programs are represented in an attractive manner on the website in both German and English.

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Uniform Study and Examination Regulations

All degree program regulations (study and examination regulations, application and admission regulations) are now centrally located on the Examination Office website. Regulations and their amendments are also now condensed into a single document. An additional new feature allows website visitors to search for a StuPO, filtering by degree program, degree type, and year.

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Staff Lists and Contact Details

Contact details for units as well as staff lists can be automatically displayed on the website using TU Berlin’s organization management (OM). This does away with the need to enter individual contact details manually.

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Calendar

The new website also provides a modern calendar feature. Interested parties or invitees can use this to register for events requiring pre-registration. The organizing units can also use a linked event management software to process the details of registered persons.

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Managing Media & Photo Database

A media management software linked to TYPO3 is available for all staff at TU Berlin. The Office of Communication, Events and Alumni provides a pool of photographs available for all units, showing the University’s buildings and depicting images of research, study and campus life, all checked for quality and usage rights.

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Intelligent Search

The search function in the new website is based on an open source server software and takes account of the latest data protection guidelines. The search function allows you to find websites, people, phone numbers, files, events and news. You can also find webpages on the former TYPO3 server by entering the quick access number (page ID) in the search bar.

Information and support for migration

Let’s get started!

The new web construction kit is now available. To use the new website, your unit’s manager must first submit a migration request in the TU portal. This step allows key organizational data for creating the new website to be reviewed. Once this step has been successfully completed, the role administrators in your organizational unit can assign the relevant roles and authorizations to editors and migration can be begin.

Trainings

You must attend a training to use the new TYPO3 web construction kit. Current training dates as well as supplementary offers can be found on the website of Staff Development and Continuing Education.

Contact for Questions

Do you have questions about the web relaunch that have not been answered here? Send us an email. We are happy to assist you.