The Technical University of Munich is a global marketplace of knowledge. A place where we actively promote creativity.
At TUM, talents from all over the world come together to inspire each other, learn from one another and create innovations together. Our mission? As one of Europe’s most outstanding universities in research and innovation, we find solutions to the most important scientific and social challenges of our time.
We value the diversity of talents, perspectives and experiences of each individual, we draw inspiration, motivation and creative energy from one another as members of a vivacious university community.
President Technical University of Munich
In 2019, we secured the title “University of Excellence” for the third time in succession. With the funding, we can now implement our institutional strategy: the TUM Agenda 2030. To ensure that we continue to be successful in the future, we are transforming TUM. Our 15 departments will be transformed into 7 schools, which will be interconnected via Integrative Research Institutes.
In this interview, President Thomas F. Hofmann talks about important future topics at TUM: the introduction of interdisciplinary schools, greater exchange with students, and the strategic network with industry and international partners.
TUM extends far beyond Munich with its sites in Garching, Weihenstephan, Straubing and Heilbronn. We also have campuses, offices and representative bodies on other continents around the globe.
Schools and departments form the academic foundation of our university, connected by integrative research institutes at the interfaces between disciplines. Through their networking, we are building a matrix organization for innovation in research and teaching.