Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) is the oldest institute of technology in Germany and is a member of the TU9 German Institutes of Technology. With 19.500 enrolled students (2016), 3,500 staff members, 6 faculties and 110 institutes with an academic focus on engineering and natural sciences, closely linked with humanities, economics, social sciences and education, the university is commonly ranked as one of the top German universities for engineering. In 2016, TUBS was ranked as one of the top three universities for biological sciences in Germany. TUBS was involved in 97 projects in FP7 and is currently project partner in 27 projects under Horizon 2020 (incl. 5 ERC projects).