Goals and Values – What Matters to Us

People, nature and society are at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to promote sustainable innovation.

Recipients of the German national scholarship program Deutschlandstipendium walking as a group along the central campus court yard of TUM in Munich

By aligning our mission with the values and expectations of society and the needs of the natural world, we are creating the basis for trustworthy, socially acceptable and sustainable innovations.

President of the Technical University of Munich

Our mission statement

Our vision? As a leading entrepreneurial university, we are a site of global knowledge exchange, shaping the future with talent, excellence and responsibility. Our mission? We inspire, promote and develop talents in all their diversity to become responsible, broad-minded individuals and empower them to shape the progress of innovation for people, nature and society with the highest scientific standards and technological expertise, with entrepreneurial courage and sensitivity to social and political issues, as well as a lifelong commitment to learning.

Our mission statement

Our core values

We follow our core values in our actions, in how we interact with each other and in our dealings with our cooperation partners:


Scientific creativity benefits from transparency and integrity. As a central pillar of the TUM Good Governance system, the TUM Compliance Office supports the integrity and transparency of our university.

TUM Compliance Office


We want to make an even greater contribution to our planet’s sustainable development in the future – and become even more environmentally friendly as an institution. Our comprehensive strategy combines ecological, economic and social perspectives on this topic.

TUM Sustainability

Our institutional strategy

In 2019, we secured the title of “University of Excellence” for the third time in succession. The funding awarded with this title is enabling us to implement our institutional strategy: TUM Agenda 2030.

TUM Agenda 2030

International university

Global minded and conntected to partners worldwide, we welcome talent from all over the globe to solve challenges together.

Global network

Gender equality and diversity

We cultivate and actively promote a university culture based on mutual appreciation that is free from discrimination.

Gender & Diversity

Sports and health

We support the well-being of our students and staff by offering sports facilities, advising services and courses.

Sports and health services

Space for individuality

Our university brings together people from many different backgrounds. We want to help them realize their fullest potential. Hear from members of our university community about what drives them, what inspires them, what fuels them, what makes them happy and what they value the most.

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