The Corona crisis changed the working world in no time at all: Home office, web meetings and hygiene measures are now part of our everyday routine. Prof. Klaus Bengler of the Chair of Ergonomics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) investigates what we can learn from these experiences.
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When over a thousand students attend a lecture, is it possible to find time for individual participants' problems? Dr. Stephan Krusche of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a digital teaching concept that offers a solution. The young scientist has now been announced the winner of the 2020 Ars Legendi Prize for excellence in university teaching in engineering sciences and informatics.
Eleftheria Zeggini has been appointed to the Chair of Translational Genomics at the TUM School of Medicine as Liesel Beckmann Professor. The university is awarding the professorship, named after its first female professor, since 2012 to internationally renowned female scientists, also in order to inspire female students to pursue a career in science.
More than half of the world's population is infected with the cytomegalovirus. The majority of people don't even notice the infection, since their immune systems keep the virus in check. Groups of T cells with a variety of virus-specific receptors play a key role in this process. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have analyzed their interactions in detail for the first time. The results could be useful for future therapies against infections and cancer.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, is embarking on a virtual tour of Germany. It will include a visit to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). On Tuesday, June 23, he will speak with Prof. Sami Haddadin, the director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), and with TUM students on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The discussions will be streamed live online.
Its product is designed to impact the future of mobility: Lilium, a start-up founded at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is developing an electric-powered flying taxi. Based on its technology and the successes of the latest funding round, the company is now valued at over $1 billion. This places it alongside the world's most successful start-ups: the "unicorns". Following Celonis, which achieved unicorn status in 2018, Lilium is the second start-up founded at TUM to join this elite club.
The latest regulations require restaurants to record the contact details of their guests to help the authorities to issue warnings in case of covid-19 infections. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an IT service that simplifies the registration and contact tracing process while protecting personal data. The service could complement the coronavirus warning app launched by the German Ministry of Health and might also be used at locations where contact lists are not mandatory.
In the prestigious “QS World University Rankings”, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has risen to the 50th position and is thus ranked as the best university in the European Union. Within Germany, it is at the top for the sixth time in a row.
In an international study, scientists from eight countries have investigated the use of the medication Remdesivir in the treatment of Covid-19. One result of the study, which included the participation of the Technical University of Munich's university hospital TUM Klinikum rechts der Isar: The changes in the clinical condition of patients treated for five days were comparable to the changes in patients treated for a period of ten days.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the future home of the "EQUA Endowed Chair for the Study of Family Companies, Their Culture and Ownership." At the interface between the economic sciences, sociology and psychology, the EQUA Foundation will provide a total of 3.8 million euros in funding, initially for six years, for interdisciplinary research on the sustainable, future-ready development of family-owned companies with their specific working culture.