Hamburg University of Technology

Technology for Humanity is the core motto of the Hamburg University of Technology. That is how we train young people to be committed engineers with technology and sustainability jointly in mind. That is why our research scientists work on basics and applications jointly with other colleagues and with business and industry. Our research fields are aligned with the important questions of our time: Advanced Materials & (Bio-)Processes, Aviation & Maritime Technologies, Cyber Physical & Medical Systems, Environmental & Energy Systems, Logistics, Mobility & Infrastructure.
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 1, 21073 Hamburg


Six Schools of Study as well as one study area ensure proper teaching and are responsible for the professional development of teaching and research at the TU Hamburg. The following TUHH degree programmes are related to the life sciences:

  • Biomedical Engineering (Master)
  • Computer Science (Bachelor & Master)
  • Computer Science in Engineering (Bachelor & Master)
  • Data Science (Bachelor & Master)
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor & Master)
  • Materials Science (Master)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
  • Mechatronics (Bachelor)
  • Microelectronics and Microsystems (Master)
  • Product Development, Materials and Production (Master)
  • Technomathematics (Bachelor & Master)
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The TUHH covers the current topics in medical technology both in basic research and in applied research. The close research cooperation with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) under the umbrella of the joint Medical Technology Research Center (FMTHH) provides the ideal conditions for this. New methods and procedures developed at the TUHH can thus be tested and further developed in a clinical environment. Young scientists from the fields of engineering and medicine thus learn to work together in joint projects at an early stage.

The focus of research in the the field of medical technology and biomechanics is on


In addition the TUHH focusses on the following life science-related research areas:

  • Advanced Materials
    The focus of materials research at TUHH is on the development of the fundamentals for the production of multiscale, multifunctional, hybrid and integrated material systems starting from nanoscale structures.

  • Cyber Physical Systems
    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are networked information-processing systems that interact directly with their surrounding physical environment. CPSs record environmental information via sensors, process this information with computer support, and in turn influence their environment via actuators. CPS are therefore in a continuous control loop and in many application areas must perform time-critical and safety-relevant calculations and communicate with other technical systems or humans across domains.
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