Berlin – a university and research location

Berlin-Brandenburg is an internationally-renowned research location, with TU Berlin, TH Brandenburg and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offering everything from basic research, to development assistance, through to extensive capabilities in rail vehicle technology, infrastructure and rail operation.

Berlin Technical University (TU)

Institute for land and sea transport (in German)

Department of railway vehicles (in German)

Areas of focus:

  • Acoustics – vehicles
  • Acoustics – rail system
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Quiet and low-noise bogie (LEILA-DG)
  • Passive safety
  • Telematics & maintenance
  • Energy & drive
  • Freight transport

Department of track and railway operations (in German)

Areas of focus:

  • Analysis of operational and transport processes
  • Analysis and application developments for potential energy savings
  • Man-machine systems in railway operations
  • Passenger transport offer strategies
  • Rail freight transport
  • Operational infrastructure for the future
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Transport for major events

Specialist area Vehicle drives (in German)


  • Powertrain modelling
  • Combustion process analysis and development
  • Turbocharging technology, especially exhaust gas turbocharging
  • Exhaust aftertreatment systems
  • Climate-neutral fuels and their combustion
  • Innovative drive systems

HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences

Department 1 - Energy and Information | Computer Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • System architecture: heuristics and design patterns, assessing the quality of system architecture, product line design
  • Reconfiguring systems: dynamic composition and reconfiguration of systems, service-oriented architectures
  • Functional safety: Modular and dynamic safety proofs

Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH (IFB) an affiliated institute at the TU Berlin


  • Operational control and safety technology
  • Communication technology
  • Vehicle and trackwork systems technology
  • Power supply for railways
  • Software for rail technology
  • Electric drive technologies
  • Consulting on strategy and implementation
  • New rail systems
  • Consulting services for rail technology and operations

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

(Technische Hochschule Wildau) (in German)

  • Research focus on mobility and transportation, including transport logistics and air transport logistics. The TH Wildau also offers Germany's only full degree program in Telematics.
  • Institute for Corrosion and Wear Prevention Technologies (Institut für Korrosions- und Verschleissschutztechnik)
    An affiliated institute of the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Technology (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft - HTW) and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Technische Hochschule Wildau - TH Wildau).
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Rail technology from the capital region

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