Our German Partners

Cooperation Partner of Turkish-German University:
German Consortium (K-TDU)

A Strong Relationship

Turkish and German relations have been a special and comprehensive relationship that has been shaped over many years. The bonds and the dialogue resulting from these bonds between the two countries have matured the desire to institutionalize this positive relationship. Such an institution needs to be a common thinking platform which will contribute to the development of the understanding of science and cultures between both countries.

Ideal Platform 
Which institution would be more suitable for such a platform than a university? A common university not only contributes to the traditionally strict scientific cooperation between Germany and Turkey, but also forms the basis of a tighter cooperation. The governments of the two countries signed the establishment agreement of the Turkish-German University (TGU) in May 2008 with this understanding and with such an emotion.

TGU's Profile 
Turkish German University has a unique profile. 
• Turkish and German education programs have been developed by distinguished Turkish and German scientists. The Turkish-German University Consortium supported this process as a partner. 
• TGU brings together the strengths of the two sides in order to achieve unique successes in research and education and to contribute to the development of both countries with innovations. 
• The German language, education and internship opportunities in Germany, and the fact that the academic staff are mostly composed of German lecturers are the main building blocks which make TGU a privilege. 
• Thanks to the participation and quality assurance of German universities, which are the partners of TGU, bilateral staff and spatial competence (know-how) change is made. 
• Close cooperation between both countries' economies and industries enables mutual theory and practical transfer in both research and education. 
• TGU is an international and intercultural meeting center in the field of education and research. As a Turkish-German collaboration platform, TGU has an intercultural dimension in all fields, and synergistically prioritizes the formation and unification of interdisciplinary, bi-national curricula and research areas which connect and unite new fields of knowledge.
• Outstanding achievements in education and research enable TGU to compete with the best Turkish Universities. 
• Intense collaboration with the economy and industry sectors ensures a very valuable mutual knowledge transfer of theory and practice.
• As a center of intercultural competence in the fields of international meeting, research and education, TGU creates new fields of science.

A Valuable Partnership
 37 German universities and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are members of the consortium. The interstate treaty accepts the Consortium as a German partner of TGU, a state university. Both parties act together for the quality and success of joint research and education. Consortium Board of Directors, consisting of people from the fields of science, politics, culture and economy, supports TGU in its development.

A Common Topic 
Former President of the German Bundestag Prof.Dr. Rita Süssmuth is the President of the Consortium. 
DAAD was commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Foreign Ministry (AA) with the coordination of the establishment of the Turkish-German University and the implementation of this project. The management place of the consortium has been determined as DAAD. DAAD Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland is the vice president of the Consortium's administrative and financial affairs. Professor Dr. Izzet Furgaç is the coordinator of the German Consortium at TGU.

Federal German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 

Consortium Members:

ASH Berlin

BTU Cottbus

FH Aachen

FH Bielefeld

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

FU Berlin

HBK Braunschweig

HDWM Mannheim



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Hochschule Bochum

SRH Berlin

TU Berlin

TU Braunschweig

TU Chemnitz

TU Darmstadt

TU Dortmund

TU Ilmenau

Univ. Augsburg

Univ. Bamberg

Univ. Bayreuth

Univ. Bielefeld

Univ. Duisburg-Essen

Univ. Erfurt

Univ. Göttingen

Univ. Heidelberg

Univ. Hohenheim

Univ. Konstanz

Univ. Paderborn

Univ. Passau

Univ. Potsdam

Univ. Siegen

Stuttgart Üniversitesi

Köln Üniversitesi

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