Braunschweig with its approximately 250.000 inhabitants is the biggest city in the area between Hanover and Berlin and the centre of the region Eastern Lower Saxony. As a modern large city with a long history of traditions the Lion City has a lot to offer: historical sights and authentic districts, post-modern architecture, top-class research and innovative companies, a lively cultural scene, a broad spectrum of sport and leisure activities as well as lavish parks and nature areas for recreational purposes.
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Aerospace Research in Braunschweig
Based at the “Forschungsflughafen” (research airport), the aerospace institutes of the TU Braunschweig cover a broad range of topics, from aerodynamics and jet propulsion, through lightweight structures and adaptronics, up to flight systems and flight guidance. Together with the institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), they provide up-to-date knowledge and hands-on lab practice for their students in all areas of modern aerospace research.
With more than 1000 employed scientists and engineers, the TU Braunschweig and the DLR form one of the most capable centers for aviation research in Germany and Europe. Research airplanes, simulators, wind tunnels and several testing facilities, as well as the airport itself allow the researchers to conduct research at the edge of modern technology.
Accompanied by the Federal Aviation Office and several local companies, the Forschungsflughafen offers a unique network for interdisciplinarity and technology transfer.
The TU Braunschweig
The Technische Universität Braunschweig is the oldest institute of technologie in Germany. Its cornerstone was already laid in the year 1745 with the Collegium Carolinum. Braunschweig, the »City of Science«, is rich in tradition and located right at the heart of »Europe’s most active research region«. The academic community comprises some 17,050 students and 3,381 university employees. The size of the campus is ideal: TU is able to offer a range of state-of the-art teaching and research facilities with a personal, close-knit atmosphere.
The core disciplines are engineering and natural sciences. They are closely linked to other disciplines of humanities and economic, social, and educational sciences. In the area of engineering, TU is number one in Northern Germany in terms of the quantity and variety of courses offered.