HTW Berlin

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HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Logo HTW Berlin.svg
Type Public
Established 1994
Endowment State: €52M[1]
External: €9.3M[1]
President Klaus Semlinger
Academic staff
270 (Additional: 800 assistant lecturers) (January 2016)[1]
Administrative staff
350 (January 2016)[1]
Students 13.355 (January 2016)[1]
Location Berlin, Germany
Campus Urban
Nickname HTW

The Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics) or HTW Berlin in Berlin, Germany is the largest public University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Eastern Germany. It has about 13,000 students and 70 programs in areas of engineering, computer science, business and graphic arts.[1]


Main Building in Karlshorst

HTW is a result of several mergings of pre-existing institutions.

1874 – founding of the Technical School for Demontage, Montage and Design, which later became the Textile and Fashion School of Berlin. It then became the Engineering School for Clothing Technology, and was incorporated into the Engineering College of Berlin, in 1990.

1948 – the Engineering School for Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering was founded. This was renamed the Engineering College in 1988

1950 – the former Kant Gymnasium (high school) was reinstituted as the Institute for Planned Economy. In 1954 this was renamed into "Economics College", which was one of the premier institutes for Marxist–Leninist economical studies and research in Eastern Germany. The last rector was Christa Luft, who was the last Minister for Business in the German Democratic Republic. This school was dissolved in 1989 after the Berlin Wall came down.

1991 – the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, TFH, was charged with founding the FHTW, unifying the Engineering College and other colleges as well as the Economics College, located at five different places around the former East Berlin. The TFH was given responsibility for setting up the administration and hiring new teachers, although much of the staff remained with their respective schools.

1994 – the FHTW was formally declared independent.

1996 – integration of the University of Applied Sciences German Telecom into the school

2004 – the FHTW celebrated its tenth anniversary

2009 – the name changed form FHTW into HTW


Entrance area of campus Wilhelminenhof

The HTW Berlin currently has two campuses located in the eastern part of Berlin:[2]


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Coordinates: 52°29′35″N 13°31′33″E / 52.49306°N 13.52583°E / 52.49306; 13.52583