Clausthal University of Technology (TUC) is an internationally renowned institution with strong regional ties. Founded in 1775 as mining academy the University has strong traditions of quality education recognized and valued by many national as well as international companies. Research and education at Clausthal University of Technology are currently focused on raw materials and energy, materials science and engineering, as well as mechanical and process engineering, complemented by natural sciences and economics. The superb worldwide reputation of Clausthal University of Technology is regularly reflected in comparative university rankings where TUC enjoys a leading position. TUC is core partner of the EIT raw materials, the German Resource Research Institute GERRI and the recycling cluster on critical metals REWIMET.