Research Centres

TU Braunschweig's research profile is actively shaped by several interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research associations, organised as research centres. In addition to funding established, renowned scientists, TU Braunschweig places a strong emphasis on promoting talented young scientists within these centres. The research projects that receive funding are characterised by a high potential for innovation and high standards of scientific quality with national or international visibility, all of which is confirmed by external evaluators on a regular basis.

Our interdisciplinary research centres are long-term interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research associations of Technische Universität Braunschweig. Professors from at least two faculties come together to form a Research Centre. In most cases, non-university research institutions are involved as well.

Research Associations

To cover interdisciplinary topics that pose anchor points for cooperation with research centres or with individual institutes, additional research associations have been created that function across department boundaries.

The Research Alliance

TU Braunschweig and Leibniz Universität Hannover cooperate closely under the umbrella of their Research Alliance, aiming to further their scientific excellence and securely position themselves for the future against their international competition. The Research Alliance between the two universities was developed under the auspices of the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK). A master plan defines common strategic development goals and pools their complementing scientific strengths in the most promising research areas: mobility, metrology and life sciences.

Three lines of research are derived from this: MOBILISE, QUAOMET and SMART BIOTECS. The government of Lower Saxony will finance the Alliance for five years with start-up funding totalling €27 million – €9 million for five years or €1.8 million per year for each line of research.