The rich ore deposits in the Harz Mountains were the breeding ground for the economic importance of the region as a center of raw materials production. They formed the roots of the “Clausthaler montanistische Lehrstätte” founded in 1775 from which the internationally renowned “Bergakademie” (Mining Academy of Clausthal) originated in 1864.
Research and education at Clausthal University of Technology are currently focused on Energy and Raw Materials, Natural Science and Materials Science, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering.
The research at the TU Clausthal deals with technologies and methods for the sustainable management of the resources energy - material - information and takes up the concept of the circular economy, to which various aspects are contributed. This concerns both the extraction of raw materials from primary and secondary sources, the design of resource-saving and recyclable materials and products as well as integrated questions of complex processes, short and long-term energy storage, and CO 2-Circulation or innovative concepts for business models. Digitization is seen as an essential cross-cutting issue.
Known as HiWi jobs in German, student assistant positions are a chance to earn extra money within the university itself while you complete your degree program. As many of these jobs involve correcting younger students’ assignments and demonstrating calculations in tutorials, they can also help you consolidate your own learning and practice your presentation skills in an unpressured environment.
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The Student Office is at your disposal for any questions about applications, enrollment, sabbaticals, exmatriculation, and everything in between.
There are different possibilities to live in Clausthal. Students could apply to live in a room in one of the student residence halls or look for accommodation through a private apartment market.
The Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen is responsible for the distribution of rooms. If you are interested in one of these rooms, you must apply there directly.
Students can also look for an apartment through a private apartment market. These apartments or rooms are often unfurnished. The most popular choice is a privately shared apartment, in which multiple students share a large apartment, but each has his or her own room.
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Health insurance is a requirement for all students in Germany. Contact with a health insurance provider should be made before your arrival in order to clarify all important questions and to guarantee insurance coverage starting on the very first day in Germany.
Students and employees enjoy the international atmosphere at Clausthal University of Technology, the extensive nature of the Harz Mountains and the over 60 different sports ranging from skiing to sailing and mountain biking offered by the Sports Institute.