Technische Universität München (TUM) has set up interdisciplinary research centers to bundle expertise across faculties and synergize these insights with the know-how of external cooperation partners. Working at the touch points between the natural sciences, engineering and medicine, researchers are discovering new ways of tackling the major challenges facing society as we move forward. The opportunity to work at these interfaces is attracting scientists from around the globe to TUM.
TUM has set up a number of Corporate Research Centers to carry out cutting-edge work in highly specialist areas, from neutron physics to the life sciences. These centers answer directly to the Board of Management. This means that they are free to carry out their basic research independently of the faculties. They also enter into industry cooperations for application-driven research.
No university can solve the major challenges of the 21st century on its own. That is why TUM has teamed up with partners from science and industry in various research centers.