Technische Universität Braunschweig
About Technische Universität Braunschweig
Founded in 1745 the academic community of Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) comprises some 20,000 students and 3,500 staff members. The academic focus is on engineering and natural sciences, closely linked with humanities, economics, social sciences and education. Technische Universität Braunschweig is part of TU9 German universities, and constantly ranking in the top five engineering schools in Germany.
The Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety (IfEV) is part of the Fakultät Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltwissenschaften (School for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences). Founded in 1951, the institute has become known as a competent partner for central questions concerning railway engineering. The institute’s primary fields of research are railway operation and railway safety technology. Both areas are central parts of the railway system and are very important when it comes to answering questions about safety, operational activities and capacity. In this spirit our key activities are operational practice and rules, operational requirement specification, operational security, and risk and safety analysis.
In our staff we have engineers who are specialized in civil engineering, transport engineering, electrical engineering and IT. They work together in industrial projects as well as in publicly aided research projects (DFG, BMBF, EU). Concerning its course program, the IfEV accommodates the closely intermeshed, multidisciplinary character of the railway system. That is why the range of IfEV's teaching is an important part of study courses like civil engineering, transport engineering, computer science and industrial engineering.