At northern Germany’s hub for management education designed particularly for engineers, the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management, students learn how to manage and lead responsibly through the changes that come with digitalization. We are experts in technology and entrepreneurial management, digital transformation and new leadership. Our portfolio includes:

  • A double degree Master’s program for engineers
  • Part-time MBA for engineers and scientists
  • Executive education
  • Corporate programs
  • Digital Think Tank


Founded by 40 professors at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the NIT has developed into an acclaimed business school for engineers. The initiative for the project came from Professor Hauke Trinks, President of TUHH at the time. His proposal was simple and compelling, to set up a postgraduate institution which offers an all-English double-degree program. The NIT attracts top students, faculty, and companies from all over the world.


Our guiding principle emerges from the heart of the NIT. With our University and executive education programs, we commit to the sustainable development of the Earth as well as respectful cooperation with one another. We implement these values and principles in our technology management study program and continuously review feedback to remain on track.


Quality management at the NIT follows the basic concept of a continuous improvement process. Learn more about our various quality management methods, such as personal feedback sessions with students, the accreditation of curriculum by the FIBAA, and the CHE university ranking. Each method reflects the outstanding study conditions at the NIT.


Our teaching staff at the NIT come from all across the world. Most professors have taught at the NIT for many years. In addition, we collaborate closely with a pool of experts. This experience allows us to cater to your individual needs, either for executive education, study programs and consulting, or events and keynotes.



The small NIT team consists of very dedicated employees. The atmosphere is special, as we enjoy a tight-knit group and a flat hierarchy. We work in the same building where our students live and learn. For us, it is self-evident to provide a friendly service for our students, tenants, and customers.



The shareholders in the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management gGmbH are around 40 professors at the Hamburg University of Technology. Together they are members of the Board of Trustees and Society of Friends of the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management e.V.

The Board of Trustees and Society consists of the General Meeting, which elects members of the Supervisory Board and grants discharge to the Management on the basis of the annual financial statements.


The Supervisory Board appoints the Executives and supervises the Executive Board of the NIT. The Supervisory Board is headed by Dr. Bernd Drouven.


At the NIT a central element of quality management is the Industrial Advisory Board, whose members are high-ranking representatives of our industry sponsors. An important function of the Advisory Board is to represent the viewpoint of industry to ensure that the development of technology managers is in line with industry requirements. The Board advises the NIT on acquisition strategy, the curriculum, and internships, as well as its marketing activities. It also forms and enlarges the network of sponsoring companies.