Hamburg University of Technology

The TUHH is one of Germany’s youngest and most successful universities. Plans for a university of technology in the Süderelbe area of Hamburg go back to the 1920s. Fifty years later, in 1978, the Hamburg University of Technology came into being, its mission to promote structural change in the region.



Between 1982 and 2005, a campus university grew up in the south of Hamburg, its modern buildings blending into the terrain. With its green spaces and trees, the campus is an inviting place to linger. Gradually, the TUHH extended its site northward to the edge of the Schwarzenberg.


The founding principles of the TUHH are unique in Germany. The priority of research, an interdisciplinary approach, innovation, regionalism and internationalism are the obligatory foundations for what we do. Research, teaching and technology transfer are centered around the guiding theme of developing technology for people.


The TUHH’s general principle is to develop technology for people. To fulfill this requirement the research structure was repositioned and research was bundled in a Center of Research and Innovation. The TUHH is thereby making a contribution toward ensuring Hamburg’s long-term, future-oriented viability as a technology location.

The Center of Research and Innovation consists of the following components: the three competence fields that position and raise the profile of the research expertise of the TUHH’s research centers, scientific institutes and workgroups.


The Career Forum is an opportunity for TUHH students and graduates to contact companies free of charge and to hold one-to-one talks with interesting employers. You apply beforehand for an exclusive talk with the company or the companies of your choice. If you get selected you will be invited to present yourself to the company of your choice and to get information about student jobs, internships, trainee programs and other career perspectives.

Master's Programmes

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Student services

  • The International Office is responsible for international university relations and for integration work at the TUHH. It is a point of contact for international students enrolled at the TUHH and runs integration programs for them. It also advises students on the opportunities to spend a period abroad, e.g. on one of the numerous university partnership programs.
  • The Central Student Counseling Service offers students and prospective students information, orientation and advice on their studies.It provides one-to-one student counseling on issues such as choice of course, optimizing study, and preparing for examinations, along with psychological counseling.

Housing services

Finding a suitable and affordable room in Hamburg at the beginning of the semester is not always easy. We recommend, therefore, that you start looking even before receiving your admission.Whether you are looking for a private room or a place in a student residence the "Accommodation Info-Centre" from the Studierendenwerk will help you to find what you are looking for.

Library services

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Online Interlibrary Loan
  • Login GBV Account
  • Application GBV Account
  • ILL Form

ICT services

In the reading rooms Internet workstations are available. There is no registration necessary for our library catalog. eduroam serves you access to your home university.For any usage beyond, a valid library card is necessary. Further information:

  • Internet Access
  • CIP-Pool
  • TUHH Intranet
  • Access conditions

Medical services

The requirements governing university access for disabled students vary at the different colleges.

Therefore, we recommend people with a disability or chronic illness interested in studying to find out before enrolling what the conditions are at the intended place of study.

The Studierendenwerk Hamburg offers advice and individual support for general and disabled related social problems.

Student Life

Campus life

There is plenty of space on campus for encounters and fruitful exchanges of ideas. The atmosphere is easy to describe young, innovative, unconventional, original and creative, an ideal atmosphere for developing new ideas in engineering sciences.

Student clubs

  • General Student Association (AStA)
  • Office of Affairs for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases
  • Parenting while studying
  • Childcare
  • International Affairs
  • PIASTA – Intercultural Living and Learning
  • University Language Center
  • Community Education Center (VHS) at Uni Hamburg