Technische Universit├Ąt Hamburg-Harburg

The Hamburg University of Technology (in German Technische Universität Hamburg, abbreviated TUHH (HH as acronym of Hamburg state) or TU Hamburg) is a research university in Germany. The university was founded in 1978 and in 1982/83 lecturing followed. Around 100 senior lecturers/professors and 1,475 members of staff (673 scientists, including externally funded researchers) work at the TUHH.

It is located in Harburg, a district in the south of Hamburg.


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Instead of traditional faculties, the TUHH has separate administrations for teaching and for research: research is conducted in departments, teaching is divided into schools of study. Scientists from different subjects work together in the departments. Curricula are organized by academic speciality, depending on the course of study followed.

In the year 2000, the TUHH defined the following strategic topics of research activities:

Information as economic value

Organization for enterprises

Production and process integrated environmental protection

Sustainable management of resources

Advanced energy systems and energy management

Sustainable urban structures

Systems of transport and logistic

Advanced information and communication technologies

Advanced materials and microsystems

Biotechnologies and biomedical engineering

Research is divided into six interdisciplinary research departments:

Town, Environment, Technology

Systems Engineering

Civil Engineering and Marine Technology

Information and Communication Technology

Materials, Design, Manufacturing

Processing Technology and Energy Systems

Teaching is organized in eight schools of study:

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics

Vocational Subject Education

Management Science and Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Process and Chemical Engineering

General Engineering Sciences

Naval Architecture