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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    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.

  • 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.

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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.

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    Munich Quantum Valley points the way to the future

    Bavaria consolidates quantum technology strengths

    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.

  •  President Thomas F. Hofmann discussed the planned university reform with Science Minister Bernd Sibler, moderated by student Silja Wöhrle.
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    “We’re working hard on the future”

    First digital annual celebration

    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.

  • To promote personal exchange with students, President Thomas F. Hofmann (left) established, among other things, the periodic Presidential Student Lunch.
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    “Together on the Pulse of the Future”

    A conversation with Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann

    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?

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    Premiere for TUM Talk

    Video for new debate series at Campus Heilbronn

    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.

  • Science, common sense, sustainability – Thought-provoking ideas for the post-corona era”
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    Thought-provoking ideas for the post-corona era

    Emeriti of Excellence publish essay collection

    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).

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    Science and society in transition

    "Munich Talk" on January 20 with TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann

    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.