In the future the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation, will be supporting teams from other countries seeking to launch deep-tech start-ups in the Munich region. TUM is joining forces with University of Applied Sciences Munich and LMU Munich to turn Munich into Europe's leading ecosystem for deep-tech fields such as artificial intelligence and robotics. This initiative has now been selected to receive funding under the federal EXIST Potentials program.
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15-year-old secondary school students in Germany are good at comprehending, using and evaluating texts. According to the most recent PISA study, their skill levels in reading are higher than the average scores of youth in other OECD nations. German results are also good in mathematics and natural sciences. However, the share of youth at non-Gymnasium schools with very low performance in all skill areas has grown.
Elisabeth Wacker is Professor of the Sociology of Diversity at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, she talks about her work as the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board for the German Federal Government’s report on the conditions of life of persons with disabilities and the role of diversity research at a Technical University.
Prof. Henry Farrell, a political scientist at the George Washington University, has been selected as this year's winner of the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology. The Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) award the prize annually to individuals who have contributed to a deeper understanding of interactions between politics, society and technology. On December 5, Prof. Farrell will give a public lecture at the TUM School of Governance on the weaponization of economic and technological interdependencies.
At a ceremony yesterday evening, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the German Future Prize to the founders of Celonis, who launched their software start-up at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The company offers unique process mining software systems that enable companies to analyze their digital business processes and improve their efficiency. Celonis was recently valued at 2.5 billion dollars.
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) is funding two new transregional Collaborative Research Centers (SFB/Transregional research alliance) involving the Technical University of Munich (TUM). One SFB is researching the manner in which damaged nerve cells regenerate. The second transregional research alliance (TRR) is focused on additive manufacturing and its possible applications in the construction industry.
Bringing research results to society with good business ideas is the aim of the three teams that received the TUM IdeAward yesterday evening. The prize will help them found start-ups in the fields of medical technology, robotics and agriculture.
For his outstanding contributions to applied quantum field theory of fundamental interactions, especially in the field of flavor physics and quantum chromodynamics, Prof. Dr. Andrzej J. Buras, theoretical physicist and emeritus of excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), receives the Max Planck Medal awarded by the German Physical Society (DPG).
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is seen by international companies as one of the world's best universities in terms of the quality of its graduates. In the latest "Global University Employability Ranking", TUM is ranked sixth in the world – for the second consecutive year. It stands alongside the University of Cambridge as one of just two European institutions among the top ten.
The former President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Professor Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, received the medal of the Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft Weihenstephan (MSGW) at their 10th anniversary celebration. Gerd Sonnleitner, former President of the Bavarian, German and European Farmers' Associations, was also awarded this prize. In his speech, TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized the importance of agricultural sciences.