History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1836, the Chemnitz University of Technology was formerly known as Royal Mercantile College, which was established to offer engineering and scientific base to the industrial revolution. Later, the institute became Royal Technical Academy, thus making Chemnitz, a famous industrial city in Germany. In 1963, the institute was awarded university status. The Chemnitz University of Technology has affiliations with over 100 multinational corporations including Casida, Prudsys, Laservorm, and Joyson. The Chemnitz University of Technology ranks #1135 in Best Global Universities by the Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Chemnitz University of Technology has the largest campus in Chemnitz. The campus has numerous buildings such as Straße der Nationen (StraNa) houses the faculty of Computer Science, the Institute of Chemistry, the Teacher Training Centre, and a central library. Reichenhainer Straße (RH) houses the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, and Business Administration, and the Faculty of Humanities. This is the biggest building on the Chemnitz campus, and also has the Office of the Career Service, Canteen, and Cafeteria. Erfenschlager Straße is home to the parts of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Meteor project building is also here. Numerous research projects are conducted at this building. Wilhelm-Raabe-Straße is home to the Institute of Psychology, part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The institute offers 100 programs through its eight faculties as undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
On the global level, the Chemnitz University of Technology has collaborated with over 120 institutions in 39 nations, including 19 members of the international university network Academic Consortium for the 21st Century. The Chemnitz University of Technology is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Saxony's Centre for Teaching and Learning. The top notable alumni are Charlotte Potts- Political Correspondent, Jost Kobusch, an Mountaineer, David Füleki- Comic Artist, and Rebekka Haase- German Athlete.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The Chemnitz University of Technology has over 11,600 students on-campus out of which 2,700 are international students coming from 39 nations. The diversity of students, who study and research together, also offers a huge potential for further development within the global competition for the best minds at the Chemnitz University of Technology. The institute promotes diversity by The male-female ratio is 57:43 at the institute. The visiting companies at the institute are Casida, Prudsys, Laservorm, and Joyson.