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.


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Call for Donations for Students and Scholarships for Researchers

Aid Programs at TUM for Our Community Members Affected by War in the Ukraine

The war in the Ukraine has plunged countless numbers of people into adversity. We at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) stand in solidarity with those affected and are thus launching two aid programs of our own. These programs are intended for researchers from the Ukraine and affected TUM students.

 Call for Donations for Students and Scholarships for Researchers
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    German Federal President Steinmeier praises 20 years of TUM Asia

    First German university campus abroad celebrates two decades

    TUM made history exactly 20 years ago with TUM Asia in Singapore, the first-ever foreign campus of a Germany university. Currently offering seven degree programs, TUM Asia features a unique teaching and learning experience oriented towards global labor markets and designed for students pursuing careers in science and business.

    • Quantum Technologies, President
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    Quantum engineer Prof. Wille honored by the State of Bavaria

    First Bavarian Distinguished Professorship awarded to TUM

    The first official Bavarian Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Bavarian Ministry of Science has recognized the information scientist and quantum researcher Prof. Robert Wille, who until now taught in Linz and has now been appointed to the newly founded TUM Chair for Design Automation. As part of Bavaria’s Hightech Agenda, the Distinguished Professorship Program is intended to bring standout scientific experts to Bavarian universities. Each appointment made in the program is endowed with as much as five million euros for five years.

    • Artificial Intelligence, President
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    TUM succeeds in program for young Artificial Intelligence talents

    Two DAAD projects to strengthen AI students

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has achieved two major successes in the global competition for the leading Artificial Intelligence researchers of the future. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will fund two "Konrad Zuse Schools" for Artificial Intelligence in which TUM will play decisive roles. The decision was announced on Wednesday.

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    TUM Campus in Olympiapark officially dedicated

    Official ceremony with Bavarian Ministers Bernreiter and Blume

    The new TUM Campus in Munich's Olympiapark was officially dedicated on Monday, exactly four years after the groundbreaking ceremony. The building and the overall facilities will primarily be used by the Department of Sport and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with approximately 3,000 student users per semester, as well as by the Munich University Sports Center with around 17,000 active athletes per semester from all of Munich's universities and colleges.

  • EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel with Felix von Stumpfeldt from the TUM Speakers Series team in the Audimax.
    • Campus news, Entrepreneurship, President
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    EU Commissioner presents initiatives for innovation

    Video: Mariya Gabriel at the European Union Week

    Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, presented the priorities of the forthcoming European Innovation Agenda and the new European higher education strategy during a visit to TUM. The Commissioner participated as a speaker at the European Union Week and emphasized the role of talents and deep-tech start-ups for the future of Europe.

  • View into the foyer of the new Electrical Engineering and Information Technology building in Garching: The first phase of the new building was opened on May 10.
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    An important component of the Digital Transformation

    New building opens for TUM Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The first step in the move of Technical University of Munich (TUM) electrical and computer engineering to the Garching campus has been completed: the first construction phase of the new building was officially opened on Tuesday evening, May 10. The highly modern building will be the future home to research in electronics and the specialty areas Quantum Engineering and Electric Power Conversion.

  • Members of a founding team in conversation.
    • Entrepreneurship, President
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    Bavarian funding for TUM Venture Labs

    A model for accelerated research transfer

    The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art is supporting the establishment of the TUM Venture Labs with a two million euro contribution. The initiative by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM, Europe's largest center for innovation and business creation, is an integral part of the Bavarian High Tech Agenda. The goal is to dramatically accelerate the transformation of cutting-edge research into marketable applications. Creating complete ecosystems in important fields of technology, the TUM Venture Labs will function as a model for start-up promotion at German universities.

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    TUM and KNUST plan Cooperation Center in Ghana

    Commitment in Africa, the continent of the future

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Ghana are further expanding their partnership with plans to establish a joint TUM-KNUST Cooperation Center on the Kumasi campus. TUM star architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Prof. Francis Kéré has produced a draft design for the Center. A Memorandum of Understanding on the Cooperation Center was signed on Thursday in Munich.

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    Episode seven of the podcast "We are TUM" online

    How Ukrainian students experience the war

    Images from Ukraine show the extent of suffering and destruction in the country. In the seventh episode of "We are TUM", we talk to four of our Ukrainian students about the war in their home country and learn from Prof. Sebastian Goerg about the possible consequences of an energy embargo. In addition, Dr. Anja Schmidt provides insights into her work in the archive of the TUM’s Museum of Architecture and Andrea Hufnagel shares five tips for dealing with psychological stress in everyday work.