Information about Chemnitz University of Technology

Chemnitz University of Technology (German: Technische Univrsität Chemnitz) was founded in 1836 as Royal Mercantile College ("Königliche Gewerbeschule") and became a technical university in 1986. It is the third largest university in Saxony with over 10000 students (around 750 international students) enrolled each year.


In order to increase global competitiveness, international compatibility and even more practice-orientation Chemnitz University of Technology entirely converted the study system into the two-stage Bachelor’s and Master’s scheme until 2007. Learning by research is one of the main characteristics of studies at Chemnitz University of Technology. A great number of interdisciplinary courses of studies are influenced by several subjects.

Chemnitz University Profile is based on trans-disciplinarity as well as on national and international networking and it links technical and natural sciences together with social sciences and humanities as well as economics in order to generate competitive and outstanding research within the focus areas:

  •     Energy-efficient Production Processes
  •     Human Factors in Technologies
  •     Intelligent Systems and Materials