Beginning 16 November 2020 the following types of University units (as entered in TU Berlin’s Organizational Management database) can begin to use the new TYPO3 web construction kit:
• Departments (ABT)
• Faculties (FAK)
• Academic chairs (FG), including: academic chairs with a strong experimental focus (FGA), experimental focus (FGB), some experimental focus (FGC), a theoretical focus (FGD), research units in the Institute of Chemistry (FGR), and academic chairs under the direction of retired university professors (PNS)
• Junior research groups (NWG)
• Institutes (INS)
• Sections (REF)
• Staff units (STB)
• Joint research projects (VBF)
• Centers (ZE and ZEN)
• Central institutes (ZI)
Other units will have the opportunity to migrate at a later point. Relevant information will be provided in due time.
Special telephone support has been set up to assist with questions regarding migration. You can also email your questions to the
Please contact us so that we may discuss your case individually.
Old web pages, in other words those pages which have not yet been published in the new web design format, will continue to be available until the end of 2022 at the latest. The number of old pages available will continuously reduce as they are migrated to the new system. The old web pages of all organizational units at TU Berlin scheduled to migrate during this phase will be deleted as they are added to the new web construction kit.
There are a number of options for accessing old web pages: via old URLs (web addresses) and therefore also via bookmarks as well as via links on new web pages to old web pages which have not yet been migrated.
It is possible to temporarily re-direct users from the old to the new website. This means, for instance, that web addresses/URLs and quick access IDs used in information material can be re-directed to the new web pages. However, once they have transitioned to the new website, all organizational units should avoid sharing old web addresses and URLs and successively remove them from all communication.
Organizational units are responsible for establishing the re-direction as access rights prohibit anyone else from undertaking this step.
We do not recommend doing so. The switch to a new TYPO3 version resulted in several changes in the back end. Additionally, the new web construction kit features changes and new functions. All web editors at Technische Universität Berlin should attend an editorial training before using the new web construction kit in order to understand and learn how to use the new features and functions.
Since June 2020, TYPO3 trainings on how to use the new web construction kit are offered. Training courses are available to book on the Human Resources and Continuing Education website. They include the following:
By completely updating the web design, web editors will have significantly more flexibility when designing their websites in the future. This affects both the design of individual pages as well as Technische Universität Berlin’s brand image. This means that TU Berlin as a brand will continue to have a prominent place on the websites of all organizational units which were originally established as part of Technische Universität Berlin (faculties, central institutes, institutes, academic chairs, working groups, central institutions, administrative departments, staff units, etc.). The more organizationally independent of the University an institution and subsequently its brand is, the more other possible designs may be used. This allows, for instance, large joint projects with external partners more freedom and flexibility when designing their website while also offering them the possibility to use the web construction kit and support services (updates, security, support).
The new website offers a function similar to “quick access”. Each page is assigned an ID, which can be found within the link displayed in the bottom right-hand corner of the window, for example www.tu.berlin/go5555/. You can print this abbreviated URL on flyers, use it in emails, etc. Users must type "go5555" after www.tu.berlin/ in the browser to access the respective page. There is not a separate field for entering the ID, as is currently possible.
Existing IDs will be re-directed to the new pages as long as the old web pages continue to exist and a re-direction from the old website was created. Each institution is responsible for setting up the re-direction. Instructions on how to do so will be provided in good time.
The first item shown in the search results will be the (old) page you were looking for. Click on the link to view this page.
Please note that the option to enter quick access codes is a temporary solution operating until the end of the 2022 migration phase. It is not possible to use the search function to search for new page IDs on the new website (located in the footer of a page). This option is only available for former quick access numbers.
The new website has a clear search bar positioned in the header where you can enter a search term or person’s name. All matches for this search term will be shown on a page of results. You can restrict the search to: people, websites, news, events, and documents.
A search for "Stellenzeichen" is not possible.
The staff directory is linked to Technische Universität Berlin’s organization management. The data shown are thus based on an export from the OM and are not the responsibility of the web relaunch team.
The switchover to the new website is being accompanied by the migration of the previous TUB Portal to a new SAP-based TU Portal also known as tuPORT.
You can use the tiles provided to access all the applications you are familiar with in the new portal. To make this as easy as possible, we have retained the old names of the applications in the tiles, e.g. My Profile, LinF, SuperX. The tiles are organized into the same categories as were used in the navigation menu of the old TUB portal, e.g. Studies, IT Applications, IT Services.
One of the few changes we have introduced is to increase security. You will now always be asked for the second factor you selected (iTAN, mTAn or TOTP) whenever you log in and not just when viewing certain applications.
The user interfaces of the individual applications will continue to function as you know them from the old TUB Portal.
The purpose of this migration is to centralize services to enable you, as far as possible, to find all IT-related functions and applications at one point.
The previous concept for TYPO3 roles (previously editor, editor-in-chief, administrator etc.) has been radically simplified. Only one role, the editor, will be available for each site.
The role management remains as usual. The role administrators of an institution (usually the heads) assign "business roles" to colleagues or employees, which in turn have specific "application roles" attached to them. The following new applications will be available:
There will be a template for the business role "website editor". If a business role is built from this, the application roles organizer, media manager and editor are automatically included.
You can find more information on the ZECM-Website (german version!).