Chemnitz University of Technology

Chemnitz University of Technology
Chemnitz University of Technology
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Chemnitz University of Technology
Established 1836
Type Public
Endowment 89.9 million EUR
Chancellor Eberhard Alles
President Klaus-Jürgen Matthes
Academic staff 1,231 full-time
Students 10,317
Doctoral students 160
Location Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Data as of 2006
TU Chemnitz, main building entrance, Strasse der Nationen
TU Chemnitz, new lecture theater

Chemnitz University of Technology is located in the town of Chemnitz in Germany. With over 10000 students it is the third largest university in Saxony and around 750 international students from 100 universities all over the world are enrolled each year. It was founded in 1836 as Royal Mercantile College ("Königliche Gewerbeschule") and became a technical university in 1986.




The tradition of science in this region goes back to the 16th century with Georg Agricola, a famous German scholar of minerals, being the city's mayor. In 1836 the Royal Mercantile College was established as a scientific base to support the industrial revolution. In 1882 more than 1,000 students registered for this College. Modern scientific areas like electrical engineering were included in the studies. These developments made it possible that the institution became a Royal Technical Academy ("Königliche Gewerbeakademie"). Especially this academy helped Chemnitz to become one of the industrial centers in the beginning 20th century. At this time Chemnitz had the highest number of patent registrations in whole Germany and hence also in the whole world.[1]

Inside the German Democratic Republic

The city of Chemnitz was heavily damaged during the World War II with corresponding results for the Technical Academy. After some time of adaptation to the new conditions the status of a Technical College ("Technische Hochschule") was awarded in 1963. At the end of the 1960s the College was composed of faculties for Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Humanities. With the rising number of students the institution became an official University of Technology in 1986.

After Germany's Reunification

At the end of the German Democratic Republic the academic system of Eastern Germany was absorbed by the West German system. Chemnitz was actively supported to remain as a third university besides Leipzig and Dresden within Saxony. Therefore, in 1992 and 1993 two new departments were established: The Department of Economics and Business Administration and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences expanded the university's broad field of studies towards a full university. Immediately these new schools started to work on interdisciplinary projects with the established science and engineering departments. The university introduced combined research projects and inter-facultary study courses. Within a few years the number of students doubled to the current level of around 10,000.



The university is organised into the following 8 Departments:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Behavioural and Social Sciences


The university has concentrated its research to 6 main profiles:

  • New materials
  • Production Life Cycle
  • Microelectronics & Micro-electromechanical systems
  • Applications & development of systems
  • Communications, Media, Technology
  • Modeling, Simulation, High Performance Computing

External links


Coordinates: 50°48′49″N 12°55′45″E / 50.81361°N 12.92917°E / 50.81361; 12.92917

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tallinn University of Technology — Infobox University name = Tallinn University of Technology native name = Tallinna Tehnikaülikool motto = Mente et manu established = 1918 type = Public president = Peep Sürje city = Tallinn country = Estonia students = 12,041 undergrad = postgrad …   Wikipedia

  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok — King Mongkut s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าพระนครเหนือ ist eine öffentliche Universität in Thailand. Sie unterhält drei Campus einen in Nord Bangkok [1], einen in der Provinz Prachinburi[2] und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chemnitz — Chemnitz …   Wikipedia

  • University of Halle-Wittenberg — For the American university, see Wittenberg University. Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg Latin: Universitas …   Wikipedia

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras — Infobox Indian Institute of Technology motto = Siddhirbhavati Karmaja name = Indian Institute of Technology Madras established = 1959 director = M. S. Ananth type = Education and Research Institution city = Chennai | state = Tamil Nadu campus =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of universities in Germany — There are 375 universities in Germany, 159 of these are universities of applied sciences, 95 non state institutions (of these 51 privately , 44 church operated), and 56 which teach arts or music only.Listing by locationA*Aachen, RWTH Aachen… …   Wikipedia

  • Gustav Zeuner — Gustav Anton Zeuner (30 November 1828 ndash; 17 October 1907) was a German physicist, engineer and epistemologist, considered the founder of technical thermodynamics and of the Dresden School of Thermodynamics. LifeUniversity and RevolutionZeuner …   Wikipedia

  • Portal:Saxony — Shortcuts: P:SX P:SAX < Quick index < Portals < Geography < Europe < Germany < Saxony …   Wikipedia

  • David Füleki — Born August 24, 1985 (1985 08 24) (age 26) Zschopau, Germany …   Wikipedia

  • José Manuel Barroso — President of the European Commission Incumbent Assumed office 22 November 2004 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.