The TU Braunschweig (University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology; often also called "Technical University of Braunschweig" and "Braunschweig University of Technology") is the oldest University of Technology in Germany. It was founded in 1745 as Collegium Carolinum and is a member of TU 9, an incorporated society of the most renowned and largest German Institutes of Technology. Today it has about 13,000 students, making it the third largest university in Lower Saxony. Research projects include Micro Air Vehicles, hybrid engines, and Digital Video Broadcasting. Its complete name is Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (official translation University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology).
While the word "technology" in its name implies a focus on science and engineering, it is still a university in the sense that it represents a wide range of subjects. It is subdivided into 6 schools with different degree programmes and specialisations.
Commonly known in Germany, and particularly in the field of passive fire protection, as "TU Braunschweig", its iBMB Institute has been accredited by the German Institute for Building Technology (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) and has, for decades, performed public testing for the purpose of establishing fire-resistance ratings of products and systems for manufacturers. iBMB also assists the DIBt in third party vendor inspections (product certification) and quality control testing, in an effort to maintain DIBt approvals. iBMB was also instrumental in leading the Eureka project, which has become a guideline for building codes and regulations governing fire protection measures for traffic tunnels.
Current and former members of the TU Braunschweig include Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing, SAP-CEO Professor Henning Kagermann, truck engineer and entrepreneur Heinrich Büssing of Büssing AG, as well as renowned architect Meinhard von Gerkan.
See also: List of TU Braunschweig people