TUM Sustainability Day
October 27, 2022

Get inspired. Network and get involved. Together, we will set out on the path towards a more sustainable university.

Key Visual Sustainability Day

Whether in research, teaching or entrepreneurship, there were many sustainability topics to discover at TUM's first Sustainability Day. We invited students, employees, alumni and anyone who wanted to learn more about sustainability at TUM to network and get involved at events at all of the university's locations.

The Sustainability Day accompanies TUM's transformation into a more sustainable university. On this day, the TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 has been presented publicly for the first time. It charts our common path to a sustainable future - with specific and tangible measures.

TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030

Opening Event: The TUM Sustainability Journey

What skills do our students, employees and alumni need to be effective in shaping our future in a sustainable way?
How can scientific solutions, scalable innovations and new economic models make our world more sustainable?
Moreover, how can we make TUM a role model for sustainable development with responsible campus operations and resource management?

We discussed these questions about the future with high-profile guests at our central opening event. It was the starting signal for our TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030, with which we want to make "our TUM" the catalyst for the enormous changes that lie ahead for sustainable development, taking into account ecological limits, economic durability and social justice.

Opening Message, Keynote
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann
President of TUM


Welcoming Speech
Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Federal Minister of Education and Research


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer
Vice President Research and Innovation, Head of TUM Sustainability Office


Panel discussion: How can universities contribute to a sustainable transformation of economy and society?

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann
President of TUM


Sina-Marie Rupp
Student representative
Department for Environment

Dr. Thomas Becker
Vice President Sustainability, Mobility, BMW Group


Prof. Dr. Alwine Mohnen
Chair of Corporate Management

Katrin Habenschaden
Mayor of the city of Munich


Impulses from our sustainability specialists: TUM's key areas of impact and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
Prof. Dr. Clarissa Prazeres Da Costa
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling
Professorship for Circular Economy


SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher
Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems

SDG 13: Climate Action
Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs
Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy


SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang
Chair of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Construction

SDG 15: Life on Land
Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoke
Professorship of Forest Management

Short presentation: Sustainability as a motivation for starting a business

Jakob Bitner
CEO & Co-Founder VoltStorage GmbH


Other program highlights

Sustainability Student Initiatives Forum

In the new Sustainability Student Initiatives Forum (SSIF), the many sustainability-related student initiatives are networking, collaborating and launching joint projects. The initiatives presented themselves at interactive booths and offered workshops.

Presidential Student Lunch – Nachhaltigkeit

At the Presidential Student Lunch, our students discussed sustainability issues directly with our President Thomas F. Hofmann in an open atmosphere.

Kick-off TUM Mission Network Circular Economy

How can TUM contribute to solving the great challenges of our time? This was the topic of a symposium at the kick-off of the TUM Mission Network Circular Economy. Sustainability in times of current crises was the topic of keynote lectures and a panel discussion with the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer.

TUM Sustainability Day @ Weihenstephan

The local student initiatives and many chairs of the TUM School of Life Sciences presented themselves in an exhibition with various hands-on activities - coordinated by the TUM Green Office Weihenstephan.

TUM Sustainability Office

nachhaltigkeitspam prevention@tum.de

Podcast "We are TUM"

On the road to more sustainability

How can we use our resources more efficiently? This special episode on sustainability looks for answers, together with the initiators of the research project "Einfach Bauen" (Simple Building), the founder of the start-up CargoKite and TUM's sustainability manager. We also present the "Zero Waste" concept of Munich's waste management corporation AWM.

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