Public Relations Networking – the art of communicating science to society at large
A university must be open to all kinds of ideas, as well as to society at large. The TU Berlin maintains an extensive public relations network to make sure that this commitment extends beyond the domain of scientific experts and reaches the general public. We are committed to providing the general public with extensive information about our scientific endeavors and our courses of study. Various event formats allow us not only to impart information, but also to prompt the public to be actively involved in research and science.
“Long Nights of Science”
Every year, scientists at the TU Berlin transform the night into a thrilling demonstration of scientific experimentation. Visitors to the “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” can learn about the most up-to-date research results on the basis of more than 150 ongoing scientific projects. Thanks to the general public’s enormous interest in technology and the natural sciences the TU Berlin becomes a magnet for visitors during this “smartest night” of the year.
World-class lecture series
On the occasion of her visit to Berlin in 1965, Queen Elisabeth II presented the city with a very special gift in the form of the “Queen’s Lecture” series at the TU Berlin. Since then, lectures dealing with economic, cultural or natural science issues have become an integral component of our university’s cultural program. Furthermore, Nobel Prize winners, leading representatives of the business community and politicians have made public presentations at the TU Berlin. Students and visitors alike can take part in the numerous lecture series on offer.
Information packs – specially tailored for target groups
The TU Berlin generates great interest in the media. On an almost daily basis more than 300 press releases provide journalists with news about university life. Our extensive Internet presence is meant to introduce the TU Berlin to interested persons and to direct them to the appropriate contact persons. Tailored information is available for high school students, scientists and graduates. It is this approach to tailoring information content to the specific target-group and publishing this information in a professional manner that has gained recognition for the TU Berlin’s Public Relations & Public Information Office. The weekly newspaper Die Zeit, the Association of German Universities and the Robert Bosch Foundation awarded first prize to the TU Berlin for the best public relations concept of any Germany university.