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New research results or upcoming events: Stay up-to-date on what is happening at TUM.


  • Dmitrii Usynin

    Earning a doctorate at two top universities

    Interview with Dmitrii Usynin about Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics

    Computer Science researcher Dmitrii Usynin is working towards a doctorate at TUM and the renowned Imperial College London. He is among the first cohort enrolled at the Joint Academy for Doctoral Studies (JADS) established by the two universities, which is researching a variety of subjects in the area of “Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics“. In our interview, Dmitrii Usynin talks about his work in two different scientific cultures and two different cities.

  • Co-author Tobias Neuwirth adjusts the setup for the neutron grating interferometry at the ANTARES instrument of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich.
    • Research news
    • Reading time: 2 MIN

    Test procedures under scrutiny

    Comparatively, neutrons detect most defects in 3D printed components

    In the manufacture of turbines conventional processes often reach their limits. Therefore, additive manufacturing is increasingly used to produce complex, curved components with intricate structures. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now examined common methods used to locate defects inside components. In their investigation neutron grating interferometry, performed at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source (FRM II), achieved the best defect detection.

    • Campus news, Studies, President
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Welcome to TUM!

    President Hofmann greets first-semester students in person on campus

    University President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann finds it "the best event of the year": On Monday he was able to welcome thousands of new students to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) during the first-semester reception on the Garching campus. For the first time, as many as approximately 14,000 students have matriculated for the 2021 winter semester at TUM. 4,000 of the new students won in the lottery for party invitations and gathered together outdoors in front of the TUM Department of Mathematics.

  • A kitchen in a student shared flat, in the center a table with four chairs
    • Campus news, Studies
    • Reading time: 5 MIN

    Well equipped for apartment hunting

    Chiu-Li Tseng gives tips for finding accomodation and introduces TUM Living

    Anyone new to university, perhaps even coming to Germany for the first time, is initially faced with the challenge of finding an apartment at the place of study. This is not easy, especially in and around Munich. At TUM, however, there is plenty of support for students looking for a place to live. In this interview, Chiu-Li Tseng introduces some of the services and gives valuable tips on how to successfully find a room.

  • Kirsten Bannert, part of the TUM General Student Advisory Service
    • Campus news, Studies
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    "Encourage and be approachable"

    Mental Health Action Week

    "We want to make sure that the topic of mental health is visible and talked about," says Kirsten Bannert, the organizer of the TUM4Mind project. This fall we will organize the third digital "Mental Health" action week. From November 8 to 12, 2021, there will be numerous interactive online workshops, in German and in English.

    • Mobility, Sustainability, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Electric trucks: ultra-fast charging in the megawatt range

    Consortium developing solution for low-emission cargo transport

    It is an ambitious goal: By 2030 the German government aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 percent compared to 1990. But how? With partners from industry and research institutes, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are working on prototypes for an electric-powered truck and the charging station it will need.

  • Students at the Weihenstephan campus
    • Studies
    • Reading time: 2 MIN

    TUM grows to 48,000 students

    International enrollments at new all-time high

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) continues to attract talented people from all over the world. As in the previous year, around 14,000 new students have enrolled in the approximately 180 degree programs offered in Munich, Garching, Freising, Straubing and Heilbronn. The number of students has now topped the 48,000 mark for the first time, with the share of international students at a record level of 38 percent.

    • Campus news, President
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    TUM Straubing campus continues to grow

    Bavarian Minister-President Söder opens new "Sustainable Chemistry" laboratory building

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) Straubing campus for Biotechnology and Sustainability is continuing its expansion. On Thursday the approximately 4,200 square meter new Sustainable Chemistry research building was officially opened by Bavarian Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder. The building is a milestone for the emerging campus and in the mid-range time frame will be home to 30 professorships and a strong influx of students. TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann said, "I am convinced: The answers and solution strategies for the major challenges of an ecologically-based future economy will increasingly originate in Straubing!"