With the launch of its second department concerned with higher education in 2015, taking the form of the TU Berlin Summer University, TUBS GmbH is able to offer a comprehensive portfolio of academic courses to international students, business founders and language learners alike. The Berlin-relevant courses include industry-, and, business-relevant topics from scientific, technical and arts disciplines, ranging from satellite building, car-crash simulation and Java code-writing, right through to innovation management, business planning and an introduction to the Berlin start-up world. With an emphasis on project-led learning and interactive course elements, all courses combine theory and practice in a framework that encourages participants to deepen their knowledge, competencies and abilities in the course field.
Furthermore, the TUBS GmbH organizes an accompanying cultural program which introduces Summer University participants to the diverse culture that both Berlin, and its surrounding cultural hotspots such as Leipzig and Potsdam, have to offer. The varied cultural program is tailor made to fit in with all course timetables, whether 2,4 or 6 weeks in duration, thus enabling everyone a chance to explore Berlin’s history, arts and social scene.
The TU Berlin Summer University ethos is to provide a platform for the growth of international cooperation in education, particularly between higher-education institutes. Thus the TU Berlin Summer University is engaged in forming partnerships with overseas universities, undertaking worldwide marketing activities (including social media marketing and SEO analysis), and providing excellent advice at the personal level to international candidates, on anything from course-choice to visas. Offering several modes of communication, the TU Berlin Summer University keeps in contact with participants throughout, from offering support in the enrollment process, to keeping in touch as they enter the alumni network.
This standard of communication and marketing applies to all TU Berlin Summer School formats. Moreover, openness to customized course structures, and the creation of partial or shared projects, is an important part of the TU Berlin Summer University’s portfolio, as it encourages the collaboration of inter-disciplinary experts to create unique and outstanding courses.
After the success of 2015, the TU Berlin Summer University is looking forward to forging an international space that enables and strengthens global academic exchange and networking.