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.

With the Sustainability Day on June 12, we invite you to experience the diversity of sustainability topics and activities at TUM and to shape the day with us.

TUM Sustainability Day 2024

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

Students in Action

Sustainability Student Initiatives Forum

The Sustainability Student Initiatives Forum (SSIF) consolidates the efforts of the Environmental Department of the Student Representation and the Sustainability Office towards networking and organizing a variety of student sustainability initiatives.


Sustainability Student Initiatives Forum

Green Office Weihenstephan

Campus Gardening and biodiversity projects – as a network hub the Weihenstephan Campus Green Office offers students as well as employees many opportunities to get involved.

Green Office Weihenstephan

Green Office Straubing

The Green Office Straubing has organized a variety of activities since 2018 to making the Campus for Biotechnology and Sustainability.


Green Office Straubing

Our Team

Werner Lang
Vice president sustainable transformation

Tel.: +49 89 289 23990

Tobias Michl
Director TUM Sustainability Office

+49 89 289 22897

Selina Orsi-Coutts
Sustainability manager

+49 89 289 22892

Lisa Weber
Climate action manager

+49 89 289 22895

Jonathan Bauer
Climate action manager

+49 9421 187 148


Veronica Becker
Sustainability manager

+49 162 2815031

Florian Dietrich
Sustainability manager

+49 162 2815805

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
Medicine and Health

Miranda Schreurs
Governance, political responsibility

Yorina Färber
Student council

Manuel Lerschmacher
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