In the fifth episode of the podcast "We are TUM", we talk to our alumna Katharina Kreitz, co-founder and CEO of the start-up Vectoflow, and to the site manager of the Garching campus fire department, Jürgen Wettlaufer. In addition, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of TUM Asia with the Managing Director of TUM Asia, Markus Wächter.
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In the future, consumers in Bavaria will receive even better protection against food-related health risks. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) have established a joint professorship which will develop new analytic methods for food-science chemistry and promote their application in practical regulatory inspection. The corresponding agreement was signed in Munich on Thursday.
For cardiac arrest victims, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It’s vital that medical emergency response teams get to them quickly, but in more remote, rural areas this can sometimes be difficult. “HORYZN” is an initiative of students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and has developed a remote-controlled, AI-supported rescue drone with a defibrillator on board for just such emergencies.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) concluded the university year with the gala "Dies Academicus" celebration. Against a backdrop of the central impact of Corona pandemic restrictions on university life in 2021, President Thomas F. Hofmann spoke of the fantastic successes on the part of TUM students, employees, supporters and friends. He thanked the TUM family for its enormous dedication and had special praise for the medical personnel at the TUM clinics for excellent service under an "unbelievable workload."
Hydrogen from climate-neutral sources is regarded as one of the most important energy sources of the future. Accordingly, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is opening an international Future Lab with researchers from 13 countries. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will provide as much as five million euros over the course of three years, the Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has taken another strong step forward in its strategic structural reform. The new TUM School of Engineering and Design was officially opened during a festive ceremony on Monday at the TUM high-tech campus in Garching as the fourth of a total of seven Schools.
The software concern SAP is a new Technical University of Munich "TUM Partner of Excellence". The company is supporting the TUM University Foundation with a donation of one million euros. Thomas Saueressig, member of the SAP SE Executive Board and responsible for SAP Product Engineering, signed the corresponding declaration on Wednesday. The non-profit TUM Foundation promotes in particular talented young individuals in research and studies.
The TUM School of Management has conferred an honorary doctorate on Romano Prodi, the former president of the EU Commission. It recognizes the economist and politician, who twice served as the prime minister of Italy, for his outstanding academic and political achievements in the interests of the economy and European unity.
Successors and sustainability, institution and innovation: Family-owned companies face a wide range of challenges when it comes to properly preparing for the next generation. Representatives from business and science discuss the potential and challenges of family-led enterprises at Technical University of Munich's TUM Talk on the Heilbronn educational 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.