Academic Awards and Honors

Numerous Nobel Prizes, Leibniz Prizes and Humboldt Professorships: Academics of the TUM are regularly honored with major science awards. The university also confers some prestigious awards and honors of its own.


Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize has been awarded annually since 1901 and is recognised today as the highest accolade for achievements in chemistry, medicine, physics, literature, economics, and for contributions to world peace.

Mathematikerin und Leibnizpreisträgerin Prof. Dr. Barbara Wohlmuth von der Technischen Universität München (TUM)

Leibniz Prize

Each year, the Leibniz prize is awarded to up to ten researchers who have produced outstanding work at an early stage in their academic career and are expected to have an ongoing impact on the German research environment.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp mit Arbeitsgruppe im Labor

Humboldt Professorships

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s most prestigious international research award. The winners are selected through a highly competitive process.

Ingenieurwissenschaftlerin Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche von der Technischen Universität München (TUM)

ERC Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) supports pioneering research through individual funding and enjoys an excellent reputation in the research community.

Prof. Gerhard Kramer, Lehrstuhl für Nachrichtentechnik, ist Alexander von Humboldt-Professor an der TUM

IEEE Fellows

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is the highest level of membership at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is conferred on the basis of nomination by existing Fellows and subsequent approval by the Board of Directors.


Prof. Dr. Michael Krautblatter mit Studierenden im Stollen unterhalb des Gipfels der Zugspitze

Teaching Awards

A central component in promoting a culture of teaching and learning at TUM is the awarding of good teaching. Find out which prizes are available, how you can apply, and who has already been successful so far.


University of Excellence

As announced in July 2019, TUM has secured the title "University of Excellence" for the third time in succession. This makes it the only technical university in Germany to have held the title consecutively since 2006.

TUM Agenda 2030

Further awards for members of university

Besides such famous scientific awards as the Nobel Prize, members of the TUM regularly receive a number of other prestigious accolades. Many of the university's members are, furthermore, members of notable scientific associations.

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Awards presented by the university

The TUM also awards a range of prestigious prizes and honors itself. These prizes are conferred in recognition of, for instance, important contributions to teaching and research, innovative ideas and outstanding commitment to the university.

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