In summer 2021, TU Braunschweig launched the University Development Initiative 2030. The aim of this initiative is to jointly develop an overall and transparent development plan with all faculties and central units.
In this collaborative strategy process, an intensive discourse is taking place at the university about what constitutes a holistic development to an excellent university and what vision we have for TU Braunschweig in 2030.
This vision serves as a framing for further development planning and for future projects, such as major collaborative activities, coordinated programs, and the Excellence Competition. As a result, a joint university development concept will also be substantiated with the members of the university.
The process of the University Development Initiative takes place in a participatory manner under the leadership of the Governance Board by involving the faculties, the administration, the staff council, the central institutions, the committees of the university self-administration, the strategy commission, the staff units, the students and with the advice of "critical friends" from outside the university.
A starting point of the University Development Initiative are existing strategy papers of the TU Braunschweig and the agreement of objectives between the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the TU Braunschweig (see Background and Sources).
The overall process of the University Development Initiative is divided into three phases. The project starts in the summer of 2021 and will conclude in the fall of 2022. More detailed information on these phases can be found in the section The Process at a Glance.