Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition" was held in Las Vegas on Sunday. Eight student teams from around the world competed against one another, drilling with boring machines they had constructed themselves. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team, TUM Boring, managed to drill 22 of the total 30 meters necessary and came away the undisputed winner.
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According to Prof. Gerhard Müller, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the new corona regulations of the state of Bavaria provide a solid foundation for in-person instruction in the winter semester. At a joint press conference today with Bavaria's Minister of Science Bernd Sibler, Müller called on students to "Come back to campus!" The so-called 3G rule, according to which students must be vaccinated, recovered, or tested in order to attend classes in person, forms an essential building block of the university's planning, he said.
A heavy responsibility: The construction sector is responsible for around 40 percent of global CO2 emissions and 60 percent of waste generated in Germany. That is the challenge that the architecture students Michelle Hagenauer and Jakob Ohlenmacher wish to tackle with their sustainability action group “AG Nachhaltigkeit".
With a remote-controlled rover that can turn dust and sand into solid construction material, a team from the TUM student group WARR is taking part in the 2021 Field Campaign of the Space Innovation initiative, based in Switzerland. With their project, the students hope to contribute to the construction of the first human settlement away from Earth.
A stroll through the main Munich campus reveals frequent glimpses of Veronica Becker’s project. With their raised vegetable beds, she and her team are not only making the campus greener, but also more livable. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship gives her the freedom she needs to turn her ideas into reality.
Visit the magma chamber of writing, learn from nature, debate the future of health or explore the creativity of artificial intelligence: Current dates, deadlines and offers for our students.
Vaccinations are an important factor in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. TUM students and staff can now be vaccinated without pre-registrationon campus in Munich and Garching at fixed dates in July and August.
In 2012 Alexander Kophal grew very fond of an entire country, including its culture and language: He was living with a host family in Uppsala, Sweden. Now 24, and studying for a masters degree in mechanical engineering at TUM, he is still learning Swedish. He is part of an online tandem with native speakers at the TUM Language Center.
Carina Wimmer has been dreaming of a trip to Tokyo for years: But the TUM student and military athlete was not planning a vacation. Her goal was to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games. Just a few weeks ago she booked her ticket after winning two gold medals with her air pistol at the European Championships.
Mental health, online labs and a virtual forest: the field of contributions that have already been implemented through the ideas competition “Studienbezogene Verstärkung der Exzellenzstrategie” (study-related reinforcement of the excellence strategy) is wide. Now the next round starts, seeking concepts for digital and project-based forms of teaching, learning and examining.