Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology)

The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.

http://www.tu-berlin.de

Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Department Quality Strategy and Quality Competence

A cross-functional quality awareness Quality is a key success factor for customer satisfaction and differentiation in the global competition. Shorter technology and innovation cycles permanently provide new challenges to industrial, commercial and service companies. The fusion of different technologies and industries leads to new business models. Companies must achieve not only economic and technological requirements. Political, environmental and cultural conditions play an increasingly important role. The increasing complexity of products and processes requires a cross-functional cooperation of quality, logistics, purchasing, development and production. The corresponding processes extend across the entire product lifecycle. The high value-added and innovative contribution of the suppliers requires a consideration of the entire supply chain. In order to meet the future quality requirements of customers, new business strategies are required. The current organizational structures and business processes are not longer sufficient to meet the requirements. New quality strategies and skills have become necessary to sustain customer satisfaction.

http://www.qsk.tu-berlin.de/menue/qualitaetsstrategie_und_qualitaetskompetenz

Pascalstr. 8-9, 10587 Berlin, Germany

„An-Institut“ – Definition

Associated Institutes (An-Institutes) are institutions outside the university (e.g. associations , corporations) . They are dedicated to different tasks or activities : research and education , knowledge and technology transfer , or further education and training , both in technical as well as non-technical area.

The BMBF defined An-Institutes in the Federal Research Report 2004 as "... legally independent institutions ( ... ) which, although organizationally, staff and spatially interdependent, however, without forming an integral part of the respective university . As link between universities and industry their job is researching economic areas between applied research and market-related product development."