IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with TU Braunschweig, Germany on 23/10/2017. In order to promote co-operation the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrative staff.
In accordance with this MoU, the Institutions will use reasonable endeavours, within their limitations to:
Identify opportunities for joint activities in areas of mutual interest, where areas of mutual interest may include:
Science and technology, including nanoscale science and technology
Engineering, and Mathematics
Facilitate visits from one institution to the other by members of their academic staff for the purpose of participating in workshops, teaching, research programs and other agreed activities
Explore opportunities for student mobility between institutions, and encourage the exchange of scientific materials, publications and other information between the institutions
The TU Braunschweig is the oldest technical institute in Germany. It was founded in 1745 as Collegium Carolinum and is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the most renowned and largest German institutes of technology. It is commonly ranked among the top universities for engineering in Germany. Today it has about 20,000 students, making it the third-largest university in Lower Saxony after the University of Göttingen and the University of Hanover. TU Braunschweig’s research profile is very interdisciplinary, but with a focus on aeronautics, vehicle engineering including autonomous driving and electric mobility, manufacturing, life sciences, and metrology. The research is conducted in close collaboration with external organizations such as the German Aerospace Center, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, several Fraunhofer Institutes or Germany's national metrology institute (PTB) among many others. As one of very few research institutions of its type in the world, the university has its own research airport.