The war in the Ukraine has plunged countless numbers of people into adversity. We at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) stand in solidarity with those affected and are thus launching two aid programs of our own. These programs are intended for researchers from the Ukraine and affected TUM students.
The consequences of the Fukushima disaster are still being felt today. Starting on Thursday, June 9, works by seven celebrated photographers and essays on the topic will be on display in the Matriculation Hall in TUM's main building. At the opening event on June 8, experts will discuss what it means to remember Fukushima in Germany today.
The Indian megacity Mumbai is one of the world’s largest urban areas. In 2014 TUM established a liaison office here – like the ones in other cities around the world. They are part of the university’s efforts to build a global network in order to boost its visibility and increase its international impact, both in the world of research and society at large. Mohaa Vyas (37) is the Senior Regional Manager at TUM Mumbai.
TUM is launching a new digital continuing education program for everyone involved in teacher training and teachers themselves. The Clearing House Unterricht Academy will enable them to deal competently with the results of educational research and include them in teacher training. In the future it will also present the state of research on topics of practical importance in the classroom. The online self-learning courses are free of charge and open to everyone.
Using smart sensor and measurement techniques to make farming more efficient and sustainable is the goal of a team of researchers at TUM.
Sparse data often make it difficult to track how climate change is affecting populations of insect species. A new study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) has now evaluated an extensive species mapping database (Artenschutzkartierung, ASK) organized by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (LfU) and assessed the population trends of butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers in Bavaria since 1980. The main finding: heat-loving species have been increasing.
Researchers have developed 3D printed artificial heart valves designed to allow a patient’s own cells to form new tissue. To form these scaffolds using melt electrowriting – an advanced additive manufacturing technique – the team has created a new fabrication platform that enables them to combine different precise, customized patterns and hence to fine-tune the scaffold’s mechanical properties. Their long-term goal is to create implants for children that develop into new tissue and therefore last a lifetime.
The Else Kröner Fresenius Zentrum (EKFZ), a Center for Nutritional Medicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has combined modern nutrition sciences with advanced medical research for nearly 20 years. The success of this concept is demonstrated by trailblazing studies on such topics as nutrition during pregnancy, diseases of the digestive organs and brown adipose tissue. The Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation and TUM have now signed an agreement for an additional 6 million euros in funding over the coming five years.
Listen to Beethoven at the Isarphilharmonie, hear Harald Lesch talk about the energy transition, boost your career at the IKOM or visit the Pabstzimmer in Raitenhaslach: Current offers, dates and ideas for our students.
The first official Bavarian Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Bavarian Ministry of Science has recognized the information scientist and quantum researcher Prof. Robert Wille, who until now taught in Linz and has now been appointed to the newly founded TUM Chair for Design Automation. As part of Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda, the Distinguished Professorship Program is intended to bring standout scientific experts to Bavarian universities. Each appointment made in the program is endowed with as much as five million euros for five years.
Informatics student Roeya Khlifi, 22, is a doer. She is taking decisive action to promote equality and diversity in her department at TUM. Because even now, in 2022, there are far too few women in IT.