The Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. It is committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward: Health & Nutrition • Energy & Natural Resources • Environment & Climate • Information & Communications • Mobility & Infrastructure. The university thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim: to create lasting value for society. All this combines to make it one of Europe’s leading universities.
Since 2006, TUM has been one of Germany's “Universities of Excellence”. In 2012, TUM’s institutional strategy was awarded again in the German excellence initiative – this time with its Tenure Track career system for young scientists, the first of its kind in Germany. More on TUM's success in the excellence initiative
To realize its aim of creating lasting value for society, TUM embraces the open mindset of a science-driven enterprise. It has undertaken a series of reforms since 1998 to transform itself into an entrepreneurial university.
- Entrepreneurial spirit: TUM supports university graduates/researchers who have promising ideas for high-tech start-ups. Such start-ups currently employ ~ 14,500 people (as of 2012). TUM provides advice on setting up a new company and prepares budding entrepreneurs for the challenges of the market. TUM start-up consulting
- Technology transfer: TUM actively markets the inventions of its researchers and students in various high-tech sectors. The research conducted at TUM is also invaluable to companies across the world, who use it to solve highly complex technological challenges. Each year, TUM concludes ~1,000 cooperation agreements with industry. TUM ForTe's technology transfer
- TUM – the entrepreneurial university: Science is a worldwide competition for discovery and innovation. To gain a competitive edge, TUM is creating entrepreneurial structures. A strong sense of entrepreneurship is now firmly embedded in our culture. TUM. The entrepreneurial university