Chemnitz University of Technology

Situated in the center of the Chemnitz “Wissenschaftsregion” (“science region”), the Technische Universität (TU) Chemnitz is home to more than 11,400 students from 91 countries – in less than 25 years, the number of students has increased by about 4,000. With approximately 2,300 employees in science, engineering and management, the TU Chemnitz is among the most important employers in the region.

Today, the TU Chemnitz stands for outstanding research. Within the core competencies “Materials and Smart Systems”, “Resource-efficient Production and Lightweight Structures” and “Humans and Technology”, solutions for the challenges of tomorrow are developed. The main focus in economic and social development is the creation of value, which in turn is influenced by major trends such as globalization, demographic change and the availability of resources. The TU Chemnitz’s profile is characterized by a unique constellation of competencies across eight faculties. Thanks to this constellation, Chemnitz is emerging as an internationally visible research hub for future value creation processes and sustainable growth for the future.

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Mark Zuckerberg is, quite famously, a college dropout. But his case is the exception – not the rule. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

The myth of the college dropout

While the media glamorizes famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the reality is that most successful people in the U.S. went to – and finished – college.

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