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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    High-tech ecosystem around TUM continues to grow

    Work kicks off on new SAP research center on Garching campus

    The international software company SAP and Technical University Munich (TUM) are ramping up their long-standing collaboration: Wednesday marked the official start of work on a new research center, the SAP Lab Munich Campus, located on the TUM campus in Garching. When the doors open in 2023, the new building will house around 600 SAP employees and 120 TUM researchers, active mainly in the field of informatics, who will focus on joint innovations for the sustainable digital transformation of the economy and society.

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    Minister President Söder: "The largest aerospace faculty in Europe"

    TUM opens new department building

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) continues its robust growth, opening a new building for the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy in Ottobrunn on Monday. The building will be the future core of TUM activities at its Ottobrunn site southeast of Munich. The objective is to create Europe's most important university research and teaching center for aerospace and aviation, said university President Thomas F. Hofmann.

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    TUM and ArianeGroup join forces

    Strategic collaboration on space flight

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the space flight concern ArianeGroup have signed a memorandum of understanding covering research, innovation and student education at the launch of the new building for the Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy on the TUM Ottobrunn campus.

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    Cornerstone laid for artificial intelligence-based factory KI.FABRIK

    Robots to support industrial work from home

    The State of Bavaria is supporting the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a consortium of industrial partners with a total of 15 million euros in their efforts to develop the first prototype of an artificial intelligence-based factory ("KI.FABRIK") in Bavaria by 2030. Multifunctional, highly sensitive robots will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to co-work with humans both directly and over long distances.

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    BMW supports new TUM endowed chair with 5.1 million euros

    Industrial application of quantum computers

    The BMW Group will support future research on quantum computers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The contract establishing the endowed chair for Quantum Algorithms and Applications ("Quantenalgorithmen und -anwendungen") was signed by TUM president Thomas F. Hofmann, BMW AG Board of Management member Frank Weber and BMW AG CIO Alexander Buresch.

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    GALILEO building officially opens on the TUM Garching research campus

    New congress center and service center

    The Garching research campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a new, central conference and service center. Officially opened on Tuesday, the approximately 200 meters long GALILEO building is among other things home to the Science Congress Center, with seminar rooms and a main auditorium that holds up to 1300 people.

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    TUM and UQ embark on flagship partnership

    Memorandum signed between Technical University of Munich and University of Queensland

    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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    Hyperloop: How will the vision become reality?

    Research meets Industry – Conference on Ultra-High-Speed transportation (March 1 - 2)

    Start-ups and student initiatives as well as top universities and industry-leading technology companies are working on the ultra-high-speed transportation systems of the future. Now TUM is conducting the first international conference on this topic. Experts from science and industry will come together (virtually), especially to exchange ideas and discuss questions and challenge relating to Hyperloop technology.

  • TUM president Thomas F. Hofmann at the virtual signing ceremony
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    Professional traineeships at EPO for TUM graduates

    EPO, EUIPO and Technical University of Munich join forces to support graduates’ IP competence

    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.

  • Founding event of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
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    TUM founds Institute for LifeLong Learning

    Best opportunities for continuing professional education

    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.