The Technische Universität Braunschweig, is the oldest Technische Universität (comparable to an institute of technology in the American system) 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. The university has six faculties and offers graduate, masters as well as doctoral and postgraduate programmes in many fields from science and technology to humanities, economics, educational and social sciences. With 20,000 students and 3,700 employees, TU BS is the largest technical university in Northern Germany.
The TU Braunschweig maintains manifold international relations in all continents. It currently cooperates with about 400 universities and research institutes in more than 60 countries. TU Braunschweig has been successful in the Excellence Strategy 2018 with two clusters. The programme Excellence Strategy supports cutting-edge research at German universities and is supposed to strengthen Germany’s position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improve its international competitiveness.
The Faculty of Humanities and Studies in Education has eight departments and offers among others a Master of Education programme for Primary School as well as Secondary School. ELT is one of the major subjects.
The Department of English and American Studies offers a curriculum that is part of the successfully accredited “Two-Subject-B.A.’’ at the Faculty of Humanities and Studies in Education, covering teacher-training courses for different school types and levels – Master of Education Grundschule (Primary), Haupt-/Realschule, Gymnasium (Secondary Level I/II) with a specialisation in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). In addition, we contribute to innovative and interdisciplinary courses of studies, for example, an MA programme in Culture of the Techno-scientific World (KTW), and BA/MA programmes in Media Studies, Performing Arts and Art (Braunschweig University of Art (HBK).
The department’s approach is defined by the exploratory teaching and learning in each area of “English Studies” (Linguistics, British and American Literary and Cultural Studies, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Language Skills). The Department of English and American Studies is recognized internationally, and has been funded by a number prestigious of scientific foundations such as the German Research Council (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (NMWK) and the EU (ERASMUS + KA203).
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TUBS Steering committee