At the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management in Hamburg, talented students from all over the world learn how to master management tasks responsibly. In ideal learning environments, they develop skills to master the challenges of fast moving environments and actively shape the world of tomorrow. They acquire these skills in our practice-oriented Technology Management program (M.A./MBA) or in our innovative lifelong learning offers.

With a focus on global management and entrepreneurship the NIT qualifies students and business executives to shape the future.

At the NIT, people with different experiences meet: international high potentials, renowned academics, and successful entrepreneurs create a special intercultural learning environment.

With expertise from science, research and practice the NIT builds the bridge between study and further education up to and including process support for companies.


Founded: in 1998 by professors at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as a gGmbH – with financial support from the Körber Foundation and companies

Location: The NIT Building – Gebäude F, Kasernenstr. 12 – is on the TUHH campus in Hamburg-Harburg

Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto von Estorff (President), Dr. Tina Ladwig (CEO)


  • Over 550 alumni around the world who have graduated with a master’s at the NIT/TUHH
  • About 30 students a year take up a study program at the NIT, including around 30 percent female students
  • Two thirds of the students are from other countries, mostly overseas   


  •  50 (30 currently active) professors from renowned universities and business schools around the world, such as Cranfield University, UK, I. E. Madrid, Spain, Portland State University, and Babson College
  •  40 (20 currently active) teachers with a practical background 
  •  10 research assistants from the TUHH   


We at the NIT are committed to sustainable development as well as facilitating humble and respectful interactions in the world, and we have implemented this commitment in our curriculum.

Our aim is to enable visionary personalities to put new technologies to use for humankind and the environment. We create ideal learning spaces for our students and further education participants. We provide encouragement for innovation and technological change.

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The NIT’s sole shareholder is the Trägerverein NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management e.V., founded in 1998 by around 40 professors at the Hamburg University of Technology.

It is represented by its three Board members. Their tasks include electing the members of the Supervisory Board.


The NIT’s Supervisory Board consists of representatives of science, research and business. It appoints and advises the CEO and monitors the company’s financial development.

The current chairman of the Supervisory Board is Rainer Schöndube.


A central element of NIT quality management is the NIT Expert Network, which is made up of representatives of companies and foundations.
The expert network discusses current trends and changes that should be incorporated into the NIT's educational offerings and makes recommendations for the further development of the content of studies and continuing education.


Dynamic and with its finger on the pulse of the times, the NIT continues to develop steadily, offering new courses and workshops and inviting you to attend exciting events. Keep pace with what’s going on and find out what’s new and what’s on offer by way of events at the NIT. To


At the NIT, committed employees work in a very special atmosphere. Our offices are in the building where our students live and learn. We value short distances, flat hierarchies, and our unique community. For us, friendly service and frank and open cooperation are a matter of course.


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