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.
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.
More about Thomas F. Hofmann
Wacker Chemie AG and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have deepened their partnership with the founding of the TUM WACKER Institute for Industrial Biotechnology. The goal of the new institute is to further develop research in the field of industrial biotechnology in Germany at the highest international level. The two partners will bring their combined forces to bear on researching new approaches for the production of specialty chemicals and active ingredients from renewable resources as a basis for a sustainable economic system.
It has been 50 or 25 years since they completed their undergraduate degrees or doctorates at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). TUM has now honored these alumni – including two Nobel laureates – with gold and silver anniversary certificates. TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann praised them as important ambassadors for the university who have played a formative role in society. Over the weekend the TUM family also got together for the Summer Matinee and the Vivat TUM Summer Concert.
The “Bund der Freunde der TUM” was founded 100 years ago. To mark the anniversary, a gala celebration took place in the Audimax at the Garching Campus. With the aid of alumni, companies and generous donors, the Association of Alumni and Friends has been supporting university-wide initiatives and advanced research projects since 1922 and enriching the TUM community with special lectures, university conferences and award ceremonies.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will now have an even more effective voice at the EU level in the discussion on the future of education, research and innovation. EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has appointed TUM as a founding member of the newly formed Network of Innovative Higher Education Institutions.
A mere nine months after the beginning of construction, the first section of the new Siemens Technology Center at the TUM Campus Garching has been completed. On Monday the topping-out ceremony was attended by high-ranking representatives from Siemens, TUM and the Bavarian State Government. The new building will house more than 450 researchers from Siemens and approximately 150 TUM employees and students who will work together on digital twins, the industrial Internet of Things, robotics and automation.
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann has awarded the Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal to a number of individuals for their achievements relating to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In addition, the Johannes B. Ortner Foundation presented awards to outstanding young TUM scientists. The winners accepted the awards during the TUM Award Dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.