The university was re-founded in April 1946. But its roots go back to the Building Academy established in the 18th century. Today, TU Berlin is an internationally famous university in the German capital, at the heart of Europe. With more than 32,000 students in 110 degree programmes it is one of the largest Universities of Technology in Germany. The main focus in research and teaching at TU Berlin is on engineering and natural sciences. In addition, it offers degree programmes in planning, social sciences, the humanities, and economics and management. Apart from the main campus in central Berlin, there are further sites across the city of Berlin and a satellite campus in El Gouna, Egypt.
TU Berlin is dedicated to high quality teaching on a national and international level and currently offers 23 dual-degree programmes with partner universities in Britain, France, Poland, China, Brazil, Russia, Korea, and Chile, and 16 master degree programmes held in English. Some 20 percent of students come from abroad – from more than 130 countries. In the Alexander von Humboldt Ranking TU Berlin holds second place among the universities of technology. Other figures also illustrate TU Berlin’s international nature: TU Professors conducted some 1,200 international cooperation projects between 2012 and 2014. In 2014 there were 110 international scientific contracts at the central university level.