News from the President

The latest videos, speeches and publications from TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann. Learn how our university is evolving – and experience up close how we are connecting people across disciplinary, institutional, cultural and generational boundaries.


    • Campus news, President

    Fifth episode of the podcast "We are TUM" online

    3D printed flow probes, Garching campus fire department and 20 years of TUM Asia

    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.

    • Campus news, President
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    TUM supports research on food authenticity and safety

    TUM and Bavarian health authority to establish joint professorship

    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.

    • Artificial Intelligence, Campus news, President
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    New drone type transports life-saving defibrillator

    Students at the TUM develop a means of faster intervention for cardiac arrest victims

    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.

    • Campus news, President
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    Academic celebration highlights TUM successes in 2021

    TUM Dies Academicus

    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."

    • Sustainability, Campus news, President
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    TUM to coordinate Future Lab for Green Hydrogen

    Five million euros from German government for sustainability research

    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.

    • Campus news, President
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    SAP becomes "TUM Partner of Excellence"

    Endowment to TUM University Foundation

    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.

  • Romano Prodi with TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann (l.), Dean Gunther Friedl (r.), and Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt on stage in the audimax lecture hall.
    • Campus news, President
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    TUM honorary doctorate presented to Romano Prodi

    TUM School of Management honors former EU Commission president

    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.

    • Campus news, President
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    "Redefining tradition"

    TUM Talk in Heilbronn focuses on family-owned companies

    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.

    • Campus news, Studies, President
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    Welcome to TUM!

    President Hofmann greets first-semester students in person on 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.