Full text: Memorandum: The Technische Hochschule Stuttgart as it was - as it is (1947)

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IT. Zhe Facts of Reconstruction nnd Reorganisation 
ef the Technische Hochschule, 
1) The General Character of the Technische Hochschule, 
The Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, which is actually a 
cross between an University and an Institute of Technology, was 
founded in 1829, developing fron a State School of Engineering, 
("Staatliche Gewerbeschule") into one of Germany's foremost 
technological institutions, known especially for its research 
lsboratories, After the school reform of 1875, its students 
entered the Hochschule around the age of 18 after having gone 
through nine years of high-sohool Training. Graduating from 
highesohool marks the end of a studént's general education; 
entering the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart means to enter upon 
a Specialised field of study. As a rule, it requires four years 
to obtain what would be the equivalent of a Naster of Soience 
degree (Diplonexamen), and additional one to two years to obtain 
& Dec. The Hochschule bestows two types of doctor's degrees: in 
science and engineering 
Due to the expansion of the student body and the research 
funetions of the Hochschule, housing has been a major problem for 
the past five decades. Not owning a campus of ite own, the Hoch 
sohule consisted of one nain building (0.f. fig. 1 of annex I), 
and 25 laboratories and research institutes scattered all over 
the map of Stuttgart since the beginning of the war, and in sone 
cases as much as 30 alles distant from esch other, An ambitious 
project drawn wp in 1929 which called for double the amount of 
Space used by the Hochschule at that time had to be shelved, 
15 # of the Hochschule buildings were destroyed by air-raids 
in 1944, Add to this fact that the number of students doubled 
between 1530 and 1947, and it won't be hard to realize the 
difficulties that have to be overcome. 
The Hochschule has always maintained close relationship to 
scientific institutions abroad, particularly with the U.S. 
After the First World war an exchange of professors of the 
Technische Hochschule and of the universities in the United States 
was established, Numerous professors visited the U.S. for the 

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