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  • Team des Start-up Kewazo
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Building Europe’s leading innovation hub

    TUM Venture Labs take support of high-tech start-ups to a new level

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM are launching an initiative – unique in Europe – to support start-ups rooted in top-level research: In key technological fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum engineering and healthcare, TUM Venture Labs will work with promising start-up teams, providing them with tailor-made support concepts, incubation spaces, training and venturing programs and access to global networks of companies and investors. The goal of the new innovation centers is to make Munich the leading European hub for technology start-ups.

  • Mikael Simons is professor for Molecular Neurobiology at TUM.
    • Covid-19, Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    How the virus enters the cell

    Coronavirus: Neuropilin-1 could open the door to the inside of the cell

    The protein neuropilin-1 facilitates SARS CoV-2 cell entry. A research team including Prof. Mikael Simons of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently published these findings in the journal "Science". Because neuropilin-1 is expressed in the mucous membranes of the olfactory and respiratory tract, the findings may be important for understanding the spreading of SARS CoV-2.

  • Arbeiten am Notebook und Smartsphone
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 6 MIN

    New edition of the eGovernment MONITOR

    Digital administration: Corona is not providing for more use but more openness

    The use of e-government in the German speaking region continues to increase. In Germany, 54 percent of Internet users used digital administrative services for the first time in 2020, making up more than half of all Internet users; in Austria the figure is 72 percent and in Switzerland 60 percent. This is the conclusion reached by the eGovernment MONITOR 2020, a representative study conducted by the Initiative D21 and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), carried out by Kantar.

  • Pizza
    • Covid-19, Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Healthy eating - despite Corona!

    Expansion of the EKFZ: Additional thematic focus “Nutrition in Childhood“

    How have the eating, drinking, and exercise habits of children changed since the beginning of the Corona pandemic? Experts from the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Center for Nutritional Medicine (EKFZ) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have devoted themselves to this topic. According to their research, approximately half of the children between 10 and 14 years old are less active than before the pandemic. Furthermore, especially among the older children, the eating of sweets and salty foods has escalated since the lockdown. The study marks the starting point for the new thematic focus “Nutrition in Childhood” at the EKFZ.

  • Wissenschaftlerin am Mikroskop im Labor.
    • Covid-19, Research news
    • Reading time: 5 MIN

    Fighting corona with machine learning

    The Bavarian Research Foundation is funding five research projects on Covid-19

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is starting five new research projects that focus on the coronavirus and the search for new active ingredients. For example, the use of algorithms could ensure a more precise classification of the illness in the future. New therapeutic methods and the targeted prevention of the long-term effects will also be researched in other projects. The Bavarian Research Foundation (BFS) is funding the projects with around € 1.5 million.

  • microscopy of intestinal cells
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 1 MIN

    An alternative to animal experiments

    New applications for organoids from human intestinal tissue

    Researchers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small “miniature intestines” can be used for molecular biological examinations and allow for a direct application of research results to humans, thereby making animal experiments redundant.

  • Die Präsidenten Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann und Prof. Qiu Yong unterzeichnen bei einer Videokonferenz das Partnerschaftsabkommen.
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    TUM and Tsinghua University sign flagship partnership agreement

    Top-level German-Chinese partnership in research, teaching and innovation

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is intensifying its partnership with Tsinghua University in China. Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Prof. Qiu Yong, the presidents of the two universities, signed an agreement today for a strategic partnership in research, teaching and innovation. Tsinghua University, which ranks among the world's most prestigious academic institutions, is one of TUM's oldest partners.

  •  Prof. Geist, Dr. Pander und Dr. Müller (v.r.) bei einer Fischhabitatkartierung.
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Are there hydroelectric power plants that are fish-friendly?

    Complex investigation of new hydropower plants

    Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones. In addition to the technologies employed, the specific location of the plant and the fish species being present at that location also play a role in fish protection. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has systematically studied how different types of power plants affect various fish species and their habitats. Detailed findings can improve future planning as well as retrofitting of existing plants.

  • Bühne beim TUM Talk am Campus Heilbronn
    • Campus news
    • Reading time: 1 MIN

    Premiere for TUM Talk

    Video for new debate series at Campus Heilbronn

    Under the motto "TUM. Think – Understand – Manage", the Technical University of Munich has launched a new debate series with high-profile guests from the worlds of business, science and society at large. At the TUM Talk premiere, with TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann acting as moderator, they debated pressing issues related to the digital transformation and new leadership.

  • Watzmann Massiv
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Exploring biodiversity and climate change in the Alps

    A new cooperation between TUM and Berchtesgaden National Park has begun

    Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Berchtesgaden National Park have commenced a project for the permanent monitoring of biodiversity. At 50 locations in the National Park, the research team is going to gather information about the state of species and analyze the effects of climate change. It is the first large-scale project as part of the cooperation between TUM and the National Park, a cooperation facilitated by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment.