Mission Statement


Our university gears its study programmes and teaching towards a society and working world that is constantly undergoing a process of change. Ecological and social problems are therefore an integral part of the university's educational mandate. HTW Berlin’s work reflects this in applied research and teaching. We have a clear duty to continually develop our study programmes.


HTW Berlin uses the diversity of its study programmes in an interdisciplinary manner. Teaching staff and students are committed to delivering stimulating study programmes with a focus on technical and social skills.


Teaching staff and students cooperate with partners at other universities, in industry, administrations, culture and society.


The standards, expertise and responsibility that define HTW Berlin are embodied by our graduates and staff.


The quality of teaching and research is our most important goal. We integrate the results of research and teaching into our work.


Communication with each other and externally is based on transparency and openness, participation and cooperation. All members of our university are obliged to uphold these principles.


Ensuring equal rights for all genders is a key task of HTW Berlin.


Our university is part of a network of international cooperation partnerships which is actively maintained through exchange between students and teaching staff and through joint research and education projects.


As a university located in the State of Berlin, HTW Berlin serves the interests of regional development by contributing its research and developments as well as through the transfer of knowledge and technology. HTW Berlin actively promotes innovation.


A critical dialogue is an elementary part of how we perceive ourselves as a university. Our Mission Statement is therefore subject to a continual process of review and development on the basis of further discussion.