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  • Das Zertifikatsprogramm „Brauer Cursus Weihenstephan“ bietet eine umfassende Einführung in alle Bereiche des Mälzungs- und Brauprozesses: von der Rohstoffkunde über die Technologie der Malz- und Bierbereitung sowie die Qualitätskontrolle bis hin zum abgefüllten Endprodukt.
    • Campus news
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    Learning to brew: course for professionals

    Certificate Program "Brewer Cursus Weihenstephan”

    Even those who do not have a degree in brewing will soon be able to continue their education in brewing and malting: The certificate program "Brewer Cursus Weihenstephan" will take place for the first time at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning starting in September 2021. It was designed together with the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and offers a comprehensive, scientifically based introduction to all areas of the malting and brewing process.

  • Students chat and work together in the foyer of one of the StudiTUM houses.
    • Studies
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    Learning together at TUM

    StudiTUM houses reopen while digital offers remain in place

    The Corona pandemic fundamentally changed studying last year: The campus was empty a lot of the time. Most courses took place online. And in order to study in a concentrated manner and prepare for exams, students were often unable to meet with their fellow students. Now, however, a bit of normality is finally returning: The StudiTUM houses are open to students again.

  • Besonders in den Sommermonaten werden viele Nutztiere im Freien gehalten. Unter besonderer Hitzeeinwirkung dehydrieren insbesondere Milchkühe schwer, wenn sie etwa 12 Prozent ihres Körpergewichts als Wasser verloren haben. Eine vermehrte natürliche Beschattung durch Bäume ist eine der Anpassungsstrategien an steigende Temperaturen im Bereich der Nutztierhaltung
    • Sustainability, Research news
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    At what temperature the weather becomes a problem

    Climate change leads to increasing heat strain for humans, animals and crops

    When extreme heat becomes more frequent and temperatures remain high for extended periods of time, as it is currently the case in Canada and the American Northwest, physiological stress increases in humans, animals and crops. Prof. Senthold Asseng, director of the World Agricultural Systems Center at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an overview of thresholds and adaptation strategies.

  • Prof. Lercher in his laboratory at the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich.
    • Sustainability, Research news
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    Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

    Water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel

    Zeolites are extremely porous materials: Ten grams can have an internal surface area the size of a soccer field. Their cavities make them useful in catalyzing chemical reactions and thus saving energy. An international research team has now made new findings regarding the role of water molecules in these processes. One important application is the conversion of biomass into biofuel.

    • Campus news
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    Lessons learned from aviation: Making medicine safer

    TUM education program on patient safety

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM), university hospital TUM Klinikum rechts der Isar, Klinikum St. Elisabeth Straubing hospital and Lufthansa Aviation Training have joined forces to develop an innovative certificate program in the field of patient safety. The program transfers methods from high-reliability organizations such as aviation to medical practice. The objective is to increase the safety of patients in medical facilities and better train medical personnel to handle risk situations.

  • a network superimposed onto a city
    • Artificial Intelligence, Research news
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    Joining forces to shape the 6G future

    Munich and Dresden to pool resources in 6G hub

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Technical University of Dresden (TUD) are creating a 6G research hub. The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 70 million euros in funding for 6G-life, a joint project of the two Excellence Universities. 6G-life will develop technologies for the new wireless communications standard and make an important contribution to Germany’s digital sovereignty.

  • Presidential Entrepreneurship Award für TWAICE
    • Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship
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    Software for powerful battery technology

    TWAICE honored with the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award

    The start-up TWAICE has received the TUM Presidential Entrepreneurship Award in recognition of its research-based entrepreneurial success. The other finalists were Retorio and Capmo. The software products of the three TUM spin-outs facilitate powerful batteries, intelligent staff selection and efficient processes on construction sites.

  • Lead author Julia Klüpfel with a measuring chip at the laboratory of TranslaTUM.
    • Covid-19, Research news
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    Versatile and reliable SARS-CoV-2 antibody assay

    Automated microarray rapid test for detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

    During the continued progression of the Corona pandemic, rapid, inexpensive, and reliable tests will become increasingly important to determine whether people have the associated antibodies – either through infection or vaccination. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed such a rapid antibody test. It provides the result in only eight minutes; the aim is to further reduce the process time to four minutes.

    • Artificial Intelligence, Campus news, President
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    Cornerstone laid for artificial intelligence-based factory KI.FABRIK

    Robots to support industrial work from home

    The State of Bavaria is supporting the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a consortium of industrial partners with a total of 15 million euros in their efforts to develop the first prototype of an artificial intelligence-based factory ("KI.FABRIK") in Bavaria by 2030. Multifunctional, highly sensitive robots will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to co-work with humans both directly and over long distances.