Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
|Beuth University of Applied Sciences|
|Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin|
|Motto||Studiere Zukunft (German)|
|Motto in English||Study the future|
|Endowment||84,4 Mio. €|
795; 291 Professors
|Students||12,013 (WS 2013/14)|
The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (German Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin) also: Beuth Hochschule or BHT Berlin ( formerly known as Technische Fachhochschule Berlin) is the second largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. There are around 12,000 students studying at BHT in more than 70 majors and 795 employees, under which there are 291 professors and 43 guest lecturers.
The BHT traces its roots back to the establishment of the Royal Academy for Gardening (German Königliche Gärtner-Lehranstalt) in 1823.  In 1878 it was expanded into the Academy of Architectural Engineering followed and then into the Erste Handwerkerschule Berlin in 1878. Two years later the university of applied sciences for carpenters and bricklayers was established.
In 1909 the Beuth Academy for Engineering Berlin was established. Followed by several smaller institutes and academies across the metropolitan area such as the Baugewerkschule Neukölln in 1919 and the School of Engineering the institution was upgraded amongst the years.
The present university of applied sciences called Technische Fachhochschule Berlin was established in 1971 when several faculties such as food technology were also integrated. Those faculties have since then been accommodated at the new campus at the Luxemburger Straße in Berlin. On January 17, 2008 the academic general assembly decided to change the name of the institution into Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin. The new name refers to Christian Peter Wilhelm Beuth,a former Prussian ministry representative who is being considered to be the spiritual father of engineering training in Germany because he was in charge of establishing the Technisches Institut in Berlin in 1821.
The BHT is the first educational institution in Germany that offers its students to pursue a Bachelor or Master degree. It is also the only public institution in Germany that offers people to study theater engineering and event technology and management.
The BHT maintains a co-operative programme featuring national companies such as the Deutsche Bahn, Burger King, the Berlin promotion agency and Audi. The programme enables students to gain practical work experience via a co-operative education programme on-the-job.
Notable academic staff
- Stephan Braunfels (born 1950), German architect
- Hartmut Mehdorn (born 1942), German manager and former chairman of the board of the German Railway company
- Boris Floricic (1972–1998 in Berlin) was a German hacker and developer of the cryptophon
- Studentische Darlehnskasse e.V.
- BHT Facts and Figures "BHT Facts and Figures". BHT. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- Baugewerkschule zu Berlin
- Official Website
- Berlin act for consolidation of the universities of applied sciences
- CV of C.P.W. Beuth in German
- List of selected co-operation partners of the BHT Berlin (German)