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TU Berlin
Marchstraße 23
Room 1065b (1st Floor)

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Kyoto University
Inamori Center
Medium Seminar Room (3rd floor)

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The Technische Universität Berlin was founded in 1879, when the increasing industrialization led to a significant increase in the importance of the technical and natural sciences and thus also the need for trained engineers. For its new opening after World War II in 1946 as the first technical university in Germany, the name ``Technische Universität`` was chosen. From now on, the humanities were to function as an integral part of a technology and research-oriented university, making the TU Berlin the first technical university in Germany with a humanities component. This targeted bridging between technological research and responsibility towards society is and remains more than ever a high priority for the TU Berlin. New strategies for the promotion of young academics, equality and family friendliness, the expansion of research-oriented teaching and the further development of the internationalization strategy as well as a future-oriented campus and IT development plan characterize the profile of TU Berlin today. With almost 34,000 students, around 100 courses of study and 40 institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of the largest and most internationally renowned technical universities in Germany. Located in the German capital – in the heart of Europe – the TU Berlin is an important part of one of the most interesting metropolises in the world. The great potential of the university, its members and partners make the TU Berlin one of the most attractive addresses in the German capital.


Poor but sexy!? Not anymore!

In November 2003, the then governing mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, claimed that the German capital was ``poor but sexy``. This sentence became the city's leitmotif, often quoted, often modified. And it was even true - because in Berlin, as the common translation of Wowereit's saying goes, you don't need money to live and above all to experience its flourishing cultural and artistic landscape. Today, unlike more than 15 years ago, Berlin is not at the beginning, but in the middle of a constantly changing development: the city has not been shrinking for a long time, it is growing. Companies – German and international – are no longer moving away, but to the Spree. Despite the rapid change, much remains the same – such as the sassy slang of Berlin’s residents (``Wat ey!?``). The effects of the political and historical upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries can be seen everywhere. Hardly any other big city has reinvented itself so often. After many years of division, the former city on the Berlin Wall has developed into a European metropolis with international flair and strong global appeal. With its rich and turbulent history, Berlin offers the opportunity to experience the city's complex past - from Prussian palaces and the years of World War II to the Cold War and beyond. Enjoy a historical walk on the boulevard Unter den Linden from the Brandenburg Gate to the iconic television tower on Alexanderplatz. In the west of the city, the Gedächtniskirche on Kurfürstendamm and the magnificent Charlottenburg Palace welcome you. The East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain, where art and history merge, is also one of the top attractions. Or, for a cultural treasure in the smallest of spaces, visit the world-famous Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral along the Prachtallee. Berlin's unmistakable charm and its unique dynamics is something you simply have to experience for yourself!