We do our best to ensure that your time at the NIT provides you with a wide-ranging wealth of experience. Students, staff and network partners come together in after-work activities, at subject presentations, and at parties. In the process, they make what is special about the NIT’s unique community continue to grow. Many of you live and learn under one roof and maintain close ties with the NIT as your new home. NIT staff are happy to be of assistance and will readily answer questions about your studies, the building, and hints on where to go and what to see in Hamburg.


In a foreign country with an unaccustomed university system and German bureaucracy, our students are not left alone to find their way around living and studying in Hamburg. Our teaching assistants supply NIT students with teaching materials, prepare seminars and are the link between students and faculty. The student tutors mostly live in the NIT building. They will help you to find your way around, accompany you to official appointments, and eliminate language-related misunderstandings. When the NIT Office is closed, NIT residents can buy washing machine tokens from them. Our student tutors bring light into the university jungle. They will repeat the course work with you and prepare you for exams.


Devon Oehms


Carlos Andres Izquierdo Ramirez


Dhruvil Shah


Karthik Raja Subramanian


Those who live in one of our student apartments at the NIT get to know the campus from another side. In the morning they can breakfast with students in the Campus Suite, on the weekend they can go for a run around the Aussenmühlenteich or party in the Music Room. If you have any questions or problems with the building or your apartment, office manager Tatjana Misiak and janitor Lars Bauer will know what to do. You will find Tatjana Misiak in her office from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. She will have any parcels that arrive for you and will sell you washing machine tokens for €1.50 each.


Above and beyond your academic success, we also consider it important to get in contact with Hamburg citizens and families during your stay at the NIT. This will allow you to learn about normal, private life and customs in Germany, and to improve your German. 

Therefore, we find Hamburg citizens who are interested in getting to know you. Your hosts will give you some insights into German culture and possibly show you their favorite parts of Hamburg. It’s an opportunity for both – students and hosts – to spend free time together and to learn from each other.


During your 12-week internship you will gain insights into departments and projects at industrial companies. You will be a part of the team, be assigned tasks of your own, and your abilities will be put to the test. This practical experience will help you to intensify your knowledge and understand the curriculum better. It is up to you to apply for an internship but the NIT team will gladly help you to choose one and to prepare your application. Contact Stephan Scheuner.


I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag

The Hamburg University of Technology maintains ties with a large number of partner universities around the world. Some NIT students make use of their study time to spend a few months abroad. You can continue to pursue your studies at the NIT in spite of your travel plans. Please contact Susanne Bannuscher at an early stage.


Which is the best internship for me? What does a German resumé look like? What are the no-gos in a job interview? Applying for a job in a foreign country is a difficult business. There can be enormous differences between countries. We are happy to help to you plan your career and present yourself from your best side. Contact Merle Emre.


They've made it! Wearing gowns and mortarboards, the 35 Class 17 students were on September 22, presented with their master's degree certificates by the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. Around 180 guests celebrated the graduation with the students in the main lecture theater of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). International graduates' families were in Hamburg from countries as far afield as Mexico, India, Singapore and Colombia for this special occasion.

The students spent two years studying for their degrees - a master's in technology management at the NIT along with an MSc at the TUHH - or in their professions. With a wide-ranging fund of knowledge in business and technology they are now optimally prepared for executive positions or business startups. The evening's guest of honor and keynote speaker was Hans-Georg Frey, CEO of Jungheinrich AG.

Photos: Sebastian Engels, Silviya Sobaci


Summer, sun and sausages: Once a year, the NIT invites the whole NIT community to its summer BBQ. Students, alumni, hosts and friends celebrate the summer together. NIT students prepare a variety of international dishes and the NIT band play some songs. 


In September 2016 28 engineers received their Master certificates in technology management at a festive graduation ceremony at NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management. Official speakers were Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, Prof. Otto von Estorff, president of NIT and Verena Fritzsche, CEO of NIT. 150 guests celebrated the students' success in the auditorium of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).


13 Jan - 25 Mar

New course Shaping the Digital World

In a new course at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management, students and executives discover the drivers of digital transformation.

29 Jan

4th Hamburg Economic Dialogue

The 4th Hamburg Economic Dialog about thr topic "The Magic of Start-ups" on January 29, 2018, 7 pm

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Manager of Programs & Student Affairs
s.bannuscher@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de
+49 40 42878 3569