After finishing your studies at NIT you will always be a part of the NIT family. Stay in touch with fellow students, your alma mater and support future generations of NIT students. You can even support network and student activities by becoming a member of commuNITy e.V., our promotional association.

To keep you informed about all matters NIT related and to stay in contact with you please make sure that we have your current contact data, especially your email address. To update NIT about your current contact information and data, please send a mail to your Alumni manager Kristin via kristin.schreiber@bitte nicht

The NIT alumni network – A strong uNITy

Our over 650 alumni take care of keeping the network alive – by offering advice and assistance to our current students and providing insights and contact into their companies. They stay in touch via social networks such as LinkedIn, their alumni chapters or the annual NIT homecoming weekend. In all this, they are supported by the NIT Alumni & Community manager who acts as a link between all student generations, the NIT and the broader community.

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For international students, it is always both exciting and challenging to come to a new country. Getting to form bonds with locals outside of Campus and work life helps them to navigate in the new culture and surroundings and also offers the oppurtunity to find new roots far away from home. Generations of NIT students have formed strong ties with their hosts that often last until today. 

You live in Hamburg, are of German nationality or lived here for several years, you love to meet curious young people from another part of the world and bring them closer to Hamburg, German culture and traditions as well as everyday life? Then become a host for an international NIT student.


December 6, 3pm
Virtual Advent Meeting 
via Zoom

December 8, 6pm
@ Christmas market Harburg Rathaus

NIT Alumni: Where are they now?

Murat Cat, Class 09

Currently living in: Toronto, Canada 
Currently working as: Block Inc, Introducing Block 

Where are you currently working and what is the biggest issue that you are facing at work or what is currently keeping you busy there? 
I am working at Block (Square is the name probably more people will recognize). I am working as Technical Lead in the Hardware Payments Team. My responsibility is to...

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The latest from the NIT

Hi Class 24!

They are here! The new batch has now officially started their studies at the NIT and moved into the building. We welcomed them with welcome events / program introductions, both in person and virtually. Next to meeting the NIT team and learning about their new university, the students and we also got to know each other. Of course, this also included a welcome reception. Also, they got some school conesSchultüten, from us – a nod to the German-speaking cultural area where young pupils get one on their first day of school (which us, usually, at the age of 6 or 7).

We also installed a buddy system so that every new student will have a student from one of the former classes as a personal contact – for finding her or his ways around campus, in Hamburg, with their TUHH masters and into the NIT community. Alumni and students of Class 23, 22, 21 & 20 happily volunteered for this, some of them even started at picking up their buddy students at the airport. Furthermore, the older students organized a Karaoke night, a rally through Hamburg as well as other social gatherings.

Class 24, being superthankful for all of this, already gave back and organized the Divali festivities at the NIT. This all is taking a huge part of my time but I think we can call this a successful start for the new batch! 

Find your NIT spirit here:

JOIN commuNITy e.V.

This world needs visionary people who use technologies for the benefit of humanity. At the NIT we give talented people from all over the world the opportunity to develop their talents. We create ideal learning spaces and stimulate innovation.

Help us realize that vision and become a member of our promotional association commuNITy e.V.

Das Stipendien Projekt am NIT


Starting in 2008, the One of Us project is run by the NIT Alumni Network. Alumni make financial contributions to a fund intended to finance a scholarship for the double-degree program at the NIT. The first recipient of the scholarship was a student of NIT Class 18.


Alumni, students, teachers, partner companies and the NIT team are also in the LinkedIn business network, where you will find old friends and make new contacts. You can recommend the NIT. Follow the NIT’s university page and join the NIT alumni group!


You got married, have changed your email address or have recently moved, and want to let us know about your most current contact information? You have feedback and wishes for the alumni network?

Write an email to the Alumni Manager.


NIT graduates are also alumni of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). With the TU & YOU initiative, the TUHH aims to develop a closely-knit network of competences between alumni, students, teachers and staff and with representatives of business, politics, and the arts. The NIT works closely with TU & YOU on, for example, the joint Homecoming Weekend held in autumn every other year.


Would you like to support the NIT financially and give something back in return? Your donation will help to secure its high-quality management training for engineers in the future. A one-off or a regular donation several times a year? We are delighted with any amount you donate. As a nonprofit institution, the NIT is entitled to issue donation certificates that are tax-deductible in Germany.


Alumni & Community Manager
kristin.schreiber@bitte nicht
+49 151 56185687


Exciting Hamburg times – do you remember how it felt?

Photo by Karsten Bergmann on Pixabay



In the E-Track, NIT students Matthias Schmittmann and Johannes Weber worked on the business plan for their mobile gas chromatograph. That was in 2014. They went on to found their company, bentekk, and have since won one startup award after another. Refineries and environmental experts are by no means the only users of their portable measuring device.


Getting around town in an eco-friendly way is easy with the nüwiel bike trailer. You can transport items without difficulty and with minimal extra effort. NIT graduates Natalia Tomiyama and Sandro Rabbiosi designed a trailer with its own drive unit that makes smart use of braking and acceleration energy.