Honorary Doctors

The TUM confers the title of Honorary Doctor for excellent achievements in science, technology, medicine or the arts. The Honorary Doctorate can also be awarded in recognition of a scientist’s outstanding lifetime achievements.

Honorary doctorates by TUM School or Department

  • Life Sciences
  • TUM School of Management
  • TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • TUM School of Medicine
  • Physics
  • Sport and Health Sciences

Reckoning with TUM’s history in the National Socialist era

Implementing the recommendations of the independent, expert commission (see press release from 15 March 2024), TUM distances itself from the following honorary doctorates awarded during the Nazi era (1933 - 1945):

Eugen Böhringer (1872-1940), awarded 1935; Wilhelm Filchner (1877-1957), awarded 1938; Konstantinos Georgikopoulos (1889-1969), awarded 1938; Wilhelm (Willy) Messerschmitt (1898-1978), awarded 1938; Fritz Todt (1891-1942), awarded 1938; Ernst Udet (1896-1941), awarded 1941


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