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Honorary Senators receive a plaque with the university logo.Image: Uli Benz / TUM

Honorary Senators

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) confers the title of Honorary Senator on persons who have distinguished themselves through longstanding commitment to the future development of the university. Honorary senators receive the rights of membership of the university.

Since 1978, the title has been conferred on the following persons:

2017

Edmund Stoiber

Former Minister President of the Free State of Bavaria

Dr. Dr. h.c. Edmund Stoiber was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2017.

2016

Roland Lacher

Entrepreneur, TUM alumnus and benefactor

Roland Lacher was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016.

Uta Lacher

Benefactor

Uta Lacher was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016.

Ingeborg Pohl

Entrepreneur and benefactor

Ingeborg Pohl was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016.

Hans Steindl

First mayor of the town of Burghausen

Hans Steindl was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016.

2015

Karl Wamsler

Co-founder of the TUM University Foundation, formerly executive of Süd-Chemie AG, patron of the arts

Dr. Karl Wamsler (1928–2016) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2015.

2014

Adalbert Weiß

Ministerial Director, Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science

Dr. Adalbert Weiß was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2014.

2012

Hanns W. Weidinger

Former owner and director of Weidinger GmbH

Hanns W. Weidinger was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012.

2011

Peter Rösner

Entrepreneur and Director of the oncological clinic in Bad Trissl

Peter Rösner was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2011.

Dieter Thalhammer

Lord Mayor of the university city of Freising

Dieter Thalhammer was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2011.

2010

Werner Josef Bauer

Head of Innovation Technology Research and Development at Nestlé S.A.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Josef Bauer was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010.

Wilhelm Winterstein

Former Spokesman of the Board of Managing Directors and chairman of the shareholders’ committee of the private bank Merck Finck & Co.

Dr. Wilhelm Winterstein was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010.

2009

Gerhard Sußbauer

Board Member of the Schöller Foundation, Nürnberg

Gerhard Sußbauer was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2009.

2008

Edmund Küpper

CEO of Capgemini sd&m, Munich

Edmund Küpper was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2008.

2006

Burkhard Göschel

Former management board member of BMW AG

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Göschel was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

Gerhard Hess

Lawyer, Managing Director of the Bavarian Construction Industry Association

Gerhard Hess was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2006.

2005

Johannes B. Ortner

Chairman of the Johannes B. Ortner Foundation and former building contractor, Munich

Johannes B. Ortner was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2005.

2004

Susanne Klatten

Entrepreneur, deputy chairwoman of the supervisory board of Altana AG and member of the supervisory board of BMW AG

Susanne Klatten was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2004.

Theo Müller

Managing partner of the consortium Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG

Theo Müller was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2004.

2002

Margarete Ammon

Entrepreneur, Margarete Ammon Foundation

Margarete Ammon was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

Gerhard Full

Former CEO of Linde AG

Gerhard Full was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002.

2001

Ernst Denert

CEO of IVU Traffic Technologies AG

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Denert was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2001.

1999

Frank Wössner

CEO of Bertelsmann Buch AG

Frank Wössner was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1999.

1998

Hans Zimmermann

Ministerial Director (retired)

Dr. Hans Zimmermann was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1998.

1997

Jochen Holzer

Member of the Board of Supervisory of the energy corporations VEBA and VIAG

Dr. Jochen Holzer was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1997.

Gerhard H. Schlund

Presiding Judge at the Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court), Munich

Prof. Dr. Gerhard H. Schlund was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1997.

1996

Helmut Karl

Mayor of the town of Garching, near Munich

Helmut Karl (1938–2012) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1996.

1994

Dietrich Bächler

Ministerial Director (retired)

Dietrich Bächler was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1994.

1993

Heinrich Pfeiffer

Managing Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer (1927–2016) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1993.

His Royal Highness Duke Franz of Bavaria

His Royal Highness Duke Franz of Bavaria was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1993.

Nikolaus Fiebinger

Former President of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Fiebinger (1922–2014) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1993.

Elmar Prasch

Bank Director (retired)

Dr. Elmar Prasch was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1993.

Hubert Stärker

Honorary President of the Bavarian Business Association, Honorary Chairman of the Association of the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry

Hubert Stärker was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1993.

1992

Erwin Nagl

Executive of AGROB AG, Ismaning

Erwin Nagl was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1992.

1991

Otto Mayr

Director General of the Deutsches Museum, Munich (retired)

Dr. Otto Mayr was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1991.

Heribald Närger

Chairman of the board of trustees of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation

Dr. Heribald Närger (1923–2015) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1991.

1990

Johannes Kohl

Spokesman of the Board of Management of Wacker-Chemie GmbH, Munich

Dr. Johannes Kohl was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1990.

Friedrich Schwarz

Managing Partner of the company Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

Friedrich Schwarz was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1990.

Dieter Soltmann

Personally liable partner of the brewery Gabriel Sedlmayr Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu KgaA,
President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Soltmann was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1990.

1988

Heinrich Röck

Member of the Board of Directors of SKW-Trostberg AG

Dr. Heinrich Röck was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1988.

1987

Ernst Maria Lang

Architect (Association of German Architects), Honorary President of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, and political cartoonist for the Süddeutsche Zeitung

Ernst Maria Lang (1916–2014) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1987.

Peter von Siemens

Member of the supervisory board of Siemens AG

Peter von Siemens was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1987.

1985

Gerhard Hecker

Technical Director of the energy supply company Elektromark Kommunales Elektrizitätswerk Mark AG

Gerhard Hecker was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1985.

1984

Gerhard Klamert

Lawyer, Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board of the Bavarian Construction Industry Association

Gerhard Klamert was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1984.

1982

Karl E. Ganzhorn

Director of IBM Germany

Prof. Dr. Karl E. Ganzhorn (1921–2014) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1982.

Eberhard von Kuenheim

CEO of BMW AG

Eberhard von Kuenheim was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1982.

Walther Weißauer

Ministerial Director

Walther Weißauer was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1982.

1980

Alfons Thoma

President of the Federal Railways Office in Munich

Dr.-Ing. Alfons Thoma (1917–2011) was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1980.

1978

Guido Sandler

Member of the Advisory Board of the company Dr. August Oetker KG in Bielefeld

Dr. Guido Sandler was made an Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1978.

The information provided was current at the time the award was received.

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Contact Office of the President

Dr. rer. nat. Benedikt Lickleder
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
lickleder@zv.tum.de