To promote sustainable development, it is essential to take into account the aspects and requirements of a globalized world. To be able to achieve this, we are convinced of the importance of a strong network and international cooperation. Therefore, we endeavour to establish close cooperation with selected partners and to offer workshops and lectures at other universities. These collaborations aim at an active exchange of scientists and students and the promotion of an international scientific working environment. All collaborations are based on bilateral memoranda of understanding, ensuring a lasting partnership between the universities. In addition to our Joint German-Australian Research Group and several European partners, we cooperate with various international universities. We would like to present a selection in the following.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani, India
Since 2009, there has been close cooperation with the Indian university BITS Pilani in the state of Rajasthan. BITS Pilani is one of the most renowned universities in India and, like TU Braunschweig, has a technical and scientific orientation. With Prof. Kuldip Sangwan and his team, we have found a strong partner in India. Currently, there is an intensive exchange of students and scientific staff, which promotes academic cooperation and cultural understanding of our professorships. The DAAD-funded JInGEL project is currently underway, as part of which an Experience Lab is being set up in India for more practical engineering training.
Information on the joint research center Indo-German Center for Sustainable Manufacturing can be found here.
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology - SIMTech, Singapore
Since 2002, there has been a connection with SIMTech in Singapore. Prof. Herrmann regularly holds seminars and guest lectures there. He has been a Visiting SIMTech Fellow since 2013 and has thus been able to further consolidate the cooperation. Announcements in the current exchange program can be found here.
University of Michigan, USA
Together with Prof. Spengler from the Institute of Automotive Economics and Industrial Production, we maintain cooperation with Prof. Steve Skerlos and his team from the University of Michigan. The goal of this cooperation is to identify socioeconomic, economic, and regulatory challenges for the market introduction of key technologies for sustainable mobility. Among other things, there was an intensive exchange of research results from the STROM project and a related project by Prof. Skerlos within the framework of the SUSTECH cooperation funded by the International Bureau of the BMBF.
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio, Brazil