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.
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 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.
We follow our core values in our actions, in how we interact with each other and in our dealings with our cooperation partners:
We encourage curiosity, creativity and unconventional thinking across the disciplines and set the highest standards of performance in research, teaching and innovation.
We question the consequences of our actions, direct ourselves toward new challenges and improve our working methods continually. To this end, we commit ourselves to socially reflected innovations and promote their commercial application, as well as to sustainable technology spin-offs at all levels.
We draw our success from an inclusive community of talents from different backgrounds, cultures, ideas and perspectives, acting with respect for others and transparency in accordance with our shared values.
We respect and inspire one another in a vibrant culture of university community and cultivate the academic, economic and social partnerships that make TUM a site of global knowledge exchange.
We learn from our varied experiences and perceive constant change as the opportunity for the sustainable development of science, ecology, economy and society – from which we draw ever new inspiration, motivation and resolve.