The Technische Universität Berlin (TUB or TU Berlin) is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. Translating the name into English is discouraged by the university, however paraphrasing as Berlin Institute of Technology is recommended by the university if necessary (a German Institut often refers to a university department only).
The TU Berlin was founded in 1879 and, with nearly 30,000 students, is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. It also has the highest proportion of foreign students out of universities in Germany, with 20.9% in the summer semester of 2007, roughly 5,598 students. The university alumni and professor list include National Academies elections, two National Medal of Science laureates and ten Nobel Prize winners.
The TU Berlin is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It also belongs to the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research. As of 2011, TU Berlin is ranked 46th (2010: 48th) in the world in the field of Engineering & Technology according to QS World University Rankings. However, it never made it to the 400 list of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.