Clausthal University of Technology (CUT) is an internationally renowned institution with strong regional ties. The University has strong traditions of quality education recognized and valued by many national as well as international companies. Young people enjoy a different and unique way of studying in Clausthal: it is the personal atmosphere and the practice-oriented education that make us distinctive. Since the beginning of 2009, Clausthal University of Technology has been a member of Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule, NTH. Combining the engineering and scientific expertise of Lower Saxony, we are at par with the best technical universities in Germany. Research and education at Clausthal University of Technology are currently focused on Energy and Raw Materials, Natural Science and Materials Science, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering. In three innovative centers, the Energy Research Center Niedersachsen (EFZN), the Clausthal Center of Materials Engineering (CZM) and the Center of Simulation (SWZ), we aim to link applied research in natural science, engineering and economics. With about 4,000 students and some 1,050 employees, Clausthal University of Technology is one of the most important economic factors in the western Harz Mountains. The superb worldwide reputation of Clausthal Universityof Technology is regularly reflected in comparative university rankings where CUT enjoys a leading position. Beyond that, students and employees enjoy the international atmosphere at Clausthal University of Technology, the extensive nature of the Harz Mountains and the over 60 different sports ranging from skiing to sailing and mountain biking offered by the Sports Institute.