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
  • Prof. Sonja Berensmeier
    • Sustainability, Research news, President
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    TUM and WACKER found Institute for Industrial Biotechnology

    Research for sustainable chemistry

    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.

  • TUM president Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann presents the golden jubilee certificate to Nobel laureate Prof. Erwin Neher.
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    TUM honors alumni milestones

    Gold and silver certificates

    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.

  • Members of the Bund der Freunde at the anniversary celebration
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    Association of Alumni and Friends marks 100th anniversary

    Celebration at Garching Campus

    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.

  • President Thomas F. Hofmann (middle), Chancellor Albert Berger (l.), State Minister Markus Blume (3.f.l.), Dr. Peter Körte and Dr. Zsolt Sluitner from Siemens (r.), and Garching mayor Dr. Dieter Gruchmann (2.f.l.) at the topping-out wreath for the Siemens Technology Center.
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    New power for TUM's high-tech ecosystem

    Topping-out ceremony for Siemens Technology Center at Garching Campus

    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.

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    The Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal and Ortner Foundation prizes

    Honors go to TUM employees and talented young researchers

    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.