The university was founded in 1978 and in 1982/83 lecturing followed. Around 100 senior lecturers/professors and 1,150 members of staff (450 scientists, including externally funded researchers) work at the TUHH. With an average of 5,000 students the TUHH offers a high ratio of staff to students.
In the year 2000, the TUHH defined the following strategic topics of research activities: Information as economic value, Organization for enterprises, Production and process integrated environmental protection, Sustainable management of resources, Advanced energy systems and energy management, Sustainable urban structures, Systems of transport and logistics, Advanced information and communication technologies, Advanced materials and microsystems, Biotechnologies and biomedical engineering.
Research is divided into six interdisciplinary research departments: Town, Environment, Technology, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering and Marine Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Materials, Design, Manufacturing, Processing Technology and Energy Systems.
Teaching is organized in six schools of study: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Vocational Subject Education, Management Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Process and Chemical Engineering.
TUHH founded the TUHH Technologie GmbH (TuTech). Since 1992 the TuTech has been responsible for technology transfer and advice, for trade fairs and further training, as well as congresses and the initiation of projects. Examples are the "Starterzentrum", the local initiation "hep", the "Gründerrat" of the TUHH as well as a course of studies for carriermanagement. Young entrepreneurs are accompanied and advised on setting up their own business. In 1994 the TUHH became the pioneer German university in the creation of modular courses and introduced a course with a bachelor's degree in General Engineering Science. Since 1997 nine master's degree courses and a bachelor's degree course have been added.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Hamburg University of Technology that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Hamburg University of Technology that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.