Founded 1775, became 'Bergakademie Clausthal' 1864, acquired University status 1920. Present title conferred 1968. An autonomous institution under the jurisdiction of and financially supported by the State of Lower Saxony.
- Academic year: October to September (October-March, April-September)
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis/Abitur) or equivalent
- Students allowance: Co-ed