TU Braunschweig’s mission statement

Our mission statement for an open-minded, high-performance research university

TU Braunschweig sees itself as an open-minded research university that attracts students and scientists from many nations. Our central location in Europe’s most research-intensive region makes us particularly attractive to international guests and shapes our university’s intercultural study and work environment.

TU Braunschweig wants to give its members the opportunity to gain international experience, preparing them for responsible conduct in a global context. We see internationality as an enrichment to our university’s culture and as a mutual learning process. All of TU Braunschweig’s research and development activities have an international component, and international aspects are taken into account at every level of decision making.


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Central guiding principles for our internationalisation process:

Qualifying for the international job and research market

Internationalisation is a key component when it comes to designing appealing degree programmes. As a university in an export country, we train our students for the international job market and seek to impart core competencies such as tolerance, understanding, and enjoyment of interactions with other cultures. This is especially true when it comes to educating future managers, for whom international qualifications are indispensable in this day and age.

Ensuring academic success and integration

TU Braunschweig offers international students and scientists an attractive study and work environment. Its degree programmes qualify them to be successful on the international job market and to be lasting ambassadors for TU Braunschweig and Germany in their home countries. A key factor in this is the systematic support offered to TU Braunschweig’s international guests, as well as their integration and active participation in everyday university life. We want our international students and researchers to experience a climate of open-mindedness and appreciation at TU Braunschweig.

Internationality as a prerequisite for top-level research

We see internationality as an indispensable foundation for successful top-level research, and act according to the principle that scientists around the world are united in a single scientific community. An international education is a prerequisite for the successful participation in research projects that can hold their own on an international level and increase TU Braunschweig’s visibility worldwide. It is also the basis for recruiting suitable cooperation partners, students and scientists.