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About GIU-Berlin

The German International University (GIU) is a state-recognized university in Berlin, Germany, that provides research and practice-oriented teaching in English language.


The German International University (GIU) is a state-recognized university in Berlin, Germany, that strives to excellence in teaching and research as well as in integration of both in order to qualify students, especially in the technical sciences for the requirements of the German, European and international markets.

GIU promotes cultural cooperation through German education, cultural offers, intercultural events and other activities accompanying the study. GIU contributes to greater exchange, knowledge and understanding between Germany and other countries and enriches Berlin's cosmopolitan cultural offerings.


GIU concentrates on research in the areas of Engineering, Management and Design. It provides an anchor for cooperation with German partners and partner universities abroad through research-oriented professorships and new study programs. Thus GIU opens up new possibilities for the transfer of knowledge and exchange of students and to make significant contributions to international cooperation between science and industry.

GIU is committed to values such as openness, innovation, respect, truth, teamwork, flexibility, and diversity. It supports academically outstanding students through scholarships and aims at establishing a center of excellence aiming at scientific, technical and economic cooperation between Germany and the international community.

Campus Location

Campus Location & Address

German International University (GIU Berlin)

Am Borsigturm 162

13507 Berlin



By Public Transportation

  • To plan your route by public transportation, please use:  http://www.bvg.de/en
  • The campus can be easily reached by public transportation, using the U-Bahn line 6 (U6)
  • Exit: U-Borsigwerke. 

By car

The campus can easily be reached via the A111 Autobahn (highway), exit ‘Holzhauser Straße’.

Campus Surroundings

GIU Berlin is located only 200m away from the U-Bahn station “Borsigwerke (U6)”, hence providing a direct link to the famous street “Friedrichstraße” and the touristic area of Checkpoint Charlie.

The campus is conveniently located in the beautiful district of Alt-Tegel close to the Tegeler See (lake), the second largest lake in Berlin. The eastern side of Tegler See leads to a harbor known as Borsighafen, which was the landing pier for the once-famous Borsigwerke (Borsig works). Symbol of the Borsigwerke, the Borsigturm (tower) opened in 1925 and was the first high rise building in Berlin. Historically, the area hosted factories producing steam engines and locomotives as well as refrigerators, marine steam engine and steam plows.

Today, a modern shopping center “Hallen am Borsigturm” has been built at the former factory site. Located just around 500 meters away from the GIU, it hosts many renowned retail shops, bakeries, cafes, restaurants and a large supermarket, offering a variety of shopping and dining options in walking distance to the campus.