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TU9 German Institutes of Technology e. V. is an incorporated society of the nine most prestigious, oldest, and largest universities focusing on engineering and technology in Germany. The current president of TU9 is Ernst Schmachtenberg, rector of RWTH Aachen.[1]

Two members of TU9, RWTH Aachen and TU Munich, are selected as Germany's Universities of Excellence for two consecutive funding periods of 2007 - 2012 and 2012 - 2017. Two other members, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and TU Dresden, are chosen as Germany's Universities of Excellence for one period of 2007 - 2012 and 2012-2017, respectively. [2]


TU9 was established in 2003 as an informal consortium of those Institutes of Technology in Germany which were established before 1900. Founding president of TU9 is Horst Hippler, also president of the University of Karlsruhe. The incorporated society TU9 German Institutes of Technology e. V. was solemnly founded on January 26, 2006 at TU Braunschweig. Its head office is in Berlin. The following presidents (or their representatives) attended foundation and signed the certificate of incorporation:

The mission of this organization is to act as contact for society, economy and politics, particularly for the university education of engineers. The members of TU9 mutually accredit their bachelor's and master's degrees and, therefore, support the progression of the Bologna process and quality assurance concerning university education of engineers.

Policy on higher education

Associated especially through their core subjects, the engineering sciences, the members of TU9 pay attention particularly to the public perception of topics with high relevance to these sciences. This includes analysis of statistics about third-party funds [3] and the description of the importance of the TU9 universities concerning graduates.[4]



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