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Chemnitz University of Technology is Now a Member of the Turkish-German University (TDU) Consortium

Joining the TDU is a move that is intended to strengthen the university’s networking with universities in Turkey

As of September 2019, Chemnitz University of Technology has become a member of the Turkish-German University (TDU) Consortium. The TDU is a joint venture of the state universities of the Republic of Turkey and the Federal Republic of Germany. The TDU is based in Istanbul and was founded in September 2013.

“Through working with the TDU, we want to have closer cooperation in the areas of research and teaching, and we want to network Chemnitz University of Technology even more closely with universities in Turkey,” says Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at Chemnitz University of Technology. New ventures are conceivable for the near future, for example, joint summer courses for students or researchers, long-term visiting lectureships for Chemnitz scientists in Istanbul, and the establishment of dual degree programmes. In addition, there are opportunities for new Bachelors graduates within the TDU to pursue further Masters programmes in Chemnitz, for example, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. “There are also new points of contact to be made on the research side,” says Eibl. Prof. Dr. Martin Wagner from the Professorship of Materials Science at Chemnitz University of Technology already maintains close relations with the TDU.

Background: The Turkish-German University Consortium was founded in June 2009, initially with 22 German Universities. Under the leadership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the TDU coordinates its academic structure with the Turkish University Council. Currently, there are 37 universities in the consortium, as well as the DAAD. Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag, is the current President of the TDU.

(Author: Mario Steinebach /  Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

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