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Hamburg University of Technology

Hamburg, Germany



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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

A world-class teaching and project-based learning culture underpin the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), which was founded in 1978. TUHH is a competitive entrepreneurial university that emphasises high performance and quality requirements. TUHH is committed to Humboldt's principles (unity of research and education). TUHH has a strong worldwide emphasis while simultaneously being concerned with its local environment. It accomplishes this by contributing to the advancement of society's technological and scientific capabilities. Aiming for national and international excellence in its strategic research sectors. Educating young engineers and academics through rigorous programmes that employ cutting-edge teaching methodologies. Times Higher Education (THE) ranks the institution 601-800th in its 2022 world university rankings. The university is ranked 153rd in the 2022 Young University Rankings.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

In addition to fifteen Bachelor of Science courses taught in German, there are 18 Master of Science courses for which English is the medium of instruction, in addition to nine International Master of Science and Joint Master's courses taught in English. Furthermore, the MBA program offers a collaboration with NIT (Northern Institute of Technology Management). A total of seven study schools, 80 institutes/workgroups, and one collaborative research centre are available. Engineering is a major focus at TUHH, with degree programmes spanning from "conventional" engineering degrees (such as civil and environmental engineering) to process and bioprocess engineering. Other courses available include logistics and mobility, as well as techno-mathematics. TUHH is a prominent technical university in Germany due to its large range of degree choices with a practice-based orientation. The campus in the city's south is a hub for innovative learning, with connections to numerous major industries and corporations.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

In the last decade, the university has received several laurels at both the global and national levels and has established a sustainable knowledge transfer system, which offers seven schools of study, seven research centres, and five areas of expertise. The university received EUR 45.4 million, of which EUR 72.3 million came from public funds, while EUR 45.4 million came from external funds. The TUHH works in a research-oriented way with its areas of speciality and interdisciplinary structures, offering breakthrough research as well as a modern, research-oriented, and practice-oriented education thanks to its great staff and equipment. This combination creates good job chances for graduates, regardless of economic cycle swings. They have various collaboration partnerships with both large corporations and small and medium-sized businesses. They encourage innovative research and entrepreneurship. Some of the notable alumni are Thomas Wiegand, Cuitláhuac García Jiménez, Sandra Hoppe.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The TUHH has aspired to be one of Germany's most internationally linked institutions since its inception. It has now reached its aim, with roughly 1300 students representing approximately 20% of its foreign student body. Every year, around 150 students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad and live in another culture. This and other projects are made possible by the TUHH's vast network of higher education partners. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers.

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