From the very beginning of its existence, the TUHH has had the ambition to be one of the most internationally connected universities in Germany.Today, it has achieved its goal with some 1300 students representing approximately 20% of its foreign student population. Annually, about 150 students take advantage of the opportunity to experience life in another culture by studying abroad. The TUHH’s extensive network of higher education partners make this and other schemes possible.

Our research excellence is the crux of our international outreach programme. The TUHH has direct and indirect ongoing international research collaborations with partners in more than 50 countries. One of the TUHH’s core strategic development goals is to intensify and extend the relationships between it and other leading centers of excellence in research and teaching, as well as student and staff exchanges. Find out more about the TUHH’s internationalization process and the team driving this.

As the Executive Director for International Affairs, I encourage you to explore our international pages to discover how you can connect with the TUHH’s international network.


Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle
Executive Director of International Affairs