Building on joint research excellence in science and engineering, the advanced flagship partnership between The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will deliver innovative solutions to address global challenges and further global impact. UQ President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry AO and TUM President Professor Thomas F. Hofmann signed the wide-reaching Memorandum of Understanding during a virtual ceremony taking place on April 19th 2021. Both UQ and TUM are ranked in the world’s top 50 universities according to QS Ranking, and are leading universities of science and technology.
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Graduates from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be able to gain valuable professional experience as trainees at the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The Offices and the TUM agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is ushering in a historical new era with the opening of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning (TUM IL³). In addition to cutting-edge research and first-class curriculum for students, TUM is entering upon a new dimension: Lifelong continuing education for employees, professional experts and leadership staff. TUM is responding to the rapidly growing need for continuing education in the era of dramatic technological leaps, for example in Artificial Intelligence and automation, in digital and additive manufacturing procedures, in precision medicine, biotechnologies and, in the future, quantum technologies.
Quantum computers that make conventional computers look obsolete, interception-proof communication methods and fundamental elements of quantum technology are just some of the core objectives to be pursued in the future by Munich Quantum Valley scientists. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, Ministers Hubert Aiwanger and Bernd Sibler and leading Munich research institutes, including the Technical University of Munich (TUM), have signed a statement of intent to that effect.
Who we are, what will be driving us in the future, and what it is that is defining us with: TUM's new image brochure "A Global Hub of Knowledge Exchange" shows it all with exciting research projects, insights into our future organizational structure, and with stories of visionaries and makers, of entrepreneurs and pioneers.
In the first-ever online edition of its annual celebration, the TUM community looked back on the year to date. Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in its history. Remarking on the successful transition to digital teaching and the many excellent results by TUM researchers, President Thomas F. Hofmann voiced optimism for the future. In recognition of outstanding commitment and achievements, he announced awards for numerous TUM members.
Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann has been President of TUM since the start of October 2019. In an interview, he spoke about his first year in office: How has he sought to intensify his personal exchange with the students and members of the TUM community, something that is particularly important to him? How far has the university come in the implementation of its TUM Agenda 2030? And what will be the defining concerns of the coming year?
Under the motto "TUM. Think – Understand – Manage", the Technical University of Munich has launched a new debate series with high-profile guests from the worlds of business, science and society at large. At the TUM Talk premiere, with TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann acting as moderator, they debated pressing issues related to the digital transformation and new leadership.
The historical challenges of the coronavirus pandemic also harbor opportunities for social progress. This insight inspired 90 authors to formulate stimulating ideas on how to shape a sustainable future. Their texts have now been released in an essay collection published by the Emeriti of Excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
What is the appropriate role for science and engineering in a world where political certainties are dissolving while global problems such as climate change need solutions? How do research and education need to adapt? Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, the President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will address these issues on January 20 in the "Munich Talks" series at the Bavarian School of Public Policy / TUM School of Governance.