Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
University description (as per official university website)
Wide range of courses in five departments
The five departments of the HTW offer a remarkably wide range of subjects in engineering, computer science, economics, culture and design. It ranges from the traditional college-mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering and business administration to young, innovative training opportunities such as information technology / Networked Systems, Construction and Real Estate Management or Renewable Energy.
The training quality is
Rankings certify the HTW regularly an excellent quality of training. Language and key skills is of great importance. Students can choose from a wide range of foreign language courses at all levels. Subjects like "public speaking" or "presentation training" are an integral part of the curriculum, relevant event offers are furthermore designed by a university's Career Service. Ideal conditions are those who wish to spend part of their studies abroad. The HTW has contact with over 100 universities worldwide and has built up an extensive network of cooperative relations.
Cooperation for research
At the HTW are research and development projects, and implements innovative educational and cultural projects in a broad thematic spectrum. Themes of the information society are just as much treatment as environmental and energy-related problems. While the economic research focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and improving the competitiveness of small and medium businesses, the socio-economic and policy advice research deals with current issues, such as European and national labor market or the impact of globalization. Selected projects to preserve the cultural heritage and the design applications complete the spectrum. The HTW is cooperating in Berlin, Germany and Europe, with medium-sized enterprises, trade unions, administrations, associations, research and educational institutions and individuals.
The research profile is characterized also by selected research work, such as the Research Institute for German and European real estate and cooperative law and a series of interdisciplinary expertise, joint projects.
A young college ...
The HTW Berlin (until April 2009 FHTW) is a relatively young institution. 1 April 2004 it celebrated its tenth anniversary as an autonomous college. The anniversary celebrated professors, staff and students with a "zehnsprung.
... with historical roots
The historical roots of today's educational provision can be traced back to the Wilhelmine Empire. 1874 was the "school pattern drawing for decomposing, composing, and founded". To the predecessor bodies of the HTW also includes the 1948-founded engineering school in Berlin in the GDR. She went in October 1991 in the College of Technology and Economics in founding. Assumed in this start-up phase, the School buildings and property of the former School of Economics (HfÖ) in Berlin-Karl Horst.
With nearly 10,000 students in 70 bachelor's and master's degree programs and even a few graduate courses, the HTW is now one of the midsize universities in Germany.
At a glance
2009 Renamed HTW (1 April) and official opening of the completed campus Wilhelminenhof (October 1), resolution of higher education sites Avenue of cosmonauts, Blankenburg and cobbled market street
2008 founding of the Berlin Institute for Academic Training (BIfAW) FHTW
2006 into the first building on the campus Wilhelminenhof
2004 celebration of the tenth anniversary with a zehnsprung
1996 integration of the University of Deutsche Telekom
1994 acquisition of legal independence
1991 FHTW in formation: the integration of engineering school in Berlin and acquisition of real estate of the University of Economics in Berlin-Karl Horst and the Engineering School in Berlin-Wartenberg Blankenburg
1948 founding of the Engineering School of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Construction, Engineering School since 1988 Berlin
1874 founding of the college decomposing, composing, and pattern drawing for later textile and fashion school of Berlin, and later engineering school of Clothing Technology, since 1990 a section of the Berlin School of Engineering