Sustainability and Resilience

The objective of our TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 is to position our university as a driver of sustainable scientific, economic, ecological and social development.

What sustainability means to us

The sustainable transformation of our society is a challenge we meet with both enthusiasm and a deep sense of responsibility. We pursue a comprehensive strategy because ecological limits, economic resilience and social justice are inextricably linked with one another.

The goals we set are ambitious and take into account the complexity of sustainability as an issue, with all of its various mutual interactions. Here we focus on people: Sustainability lives on responsibility – and also through the day-to-day actions of our students, teaching staff, researchers and all employees.

Our Sustainability Strategy

The TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 is our holistic commitment to sustainable action and accepts the joint task of making TUM a climate-neutral university.

With this in mind, we have initiated a participative process together with the employees and students of our university. We have identified action fields, prioritized focus areas and defined concrete measures.

TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy

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Our action fields


Our choice of research fields and objectives promotes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration as well as international partnerships with the scientific, business and political sectors. We want the activities of our leading-edge scientists from around the world to embody resource-conscious working methods.

Research Goals


Ideas from researchers and students evolve into companies whose sustainable approaches transform our society and economy. We help our founders take advantage of these opportunities. These entrepreneurs combine economic success with ecological and social responsibility using innovative technologies and business models.

TUM Entrepreneurship

Campus and Resources

The challenges of responsible campus operations lie in the areas greenhouse gas emissions, mobility, biodiversity, equality and inclusion. As a technical university, we have a particularly great responsibility to help reduce CO2 emission through our optimal energy consumption. Our response to this challenge is our climate action concept.

Climate action management

Studying and Teaching

We motivate and support our students in developing their own understanding of sustainability and equip them with the necessary competencies in interdisciplinary courses. We qualify our teaching staff with a range of continuing education opportunities relating to sustainability in teaching. We create a sustainable teaching and learning environment.

Continuing Education Measures

Above and beyond university studies and professional training, each of us is called on to encounter change in a flexible and constructive manner. The TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning offers working professionals from both within and outside of TUM a widely diversified range of opportunities – to enhance their skills in the field of sustainability and to help them maintain lifelong competitive strengths.

TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning

The Team

Get to know our team – and stay up to date on current topics, information and events in the #sustainability channel of the TUM!


Gerhard Kramer
Vice president research and innovation

Tel.: +49 89 289 23491

Werner Lang
Vice president sustainable transformation

Tel.: +49 89 289 23990

Selina Orsi-Coutts
Sustainability manager

+49 89 289 22892

Tobias Michl
Sustainability manager

+49 89 289 22897

Lisa Weber
Climate action manager

+49 89 289 22895

Jonathan Bauer
Climate action manager

+49 9421 187 148


TUM Sustainability Board

The TUM Sustainability Board supports the implementation of the Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 and accompanies its further development. The Board represents all TUM Schools and the students, and thus plays a central role in the sustainable transformation of our university.

Werner Lang
Sustainable planning and construction

Monika Egerer

Anton Frank

Magnus Fröhling

Alwine Mohnen
Change Management

Peter Müller-Buschbaum

Clarissa Prazeres da Costa

Miranda Schreurs
Governance, political responsibility

Elena Lammert
Student council

Heinrich Blaß
Student council

TUM Sustainability Award

Our Sustainability Award recognizes innovative research work that generates decisive ideas on the sustainable transformation of economy and society.

More on the Sustainability Award

Current Sustainability News

Technical University of Munich

Sustainability Office
Arcisstr. 21
D- 80333 Munich

Tel. +49 89 289 22897