How does TUM function as a modern scientific enterprise and one of the leading universities in Europe? Our university is organized in a dynamic structure geared towards the challenges of the future. Change is our only constant.
Our Schools form the academic foundation of our university, connected by integrative research institutes at the interfaces between disciplines. Through system-integrative networking in the course of our extensive TUM Agenda 2030 structural reforms, we are building a matrix organization for innovation in research and teaching. This is the most extensive reform in our university’s history, which stretches back over 150 years, and crucial part of TUM Agenda 2030, a future-focused concept supported by the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments.
Our Schools’ research and teaching focus on furthering sustainable innovation for the good of humankind, nature and society.
- Computation, Information and Technology
- Engineering and Design
- Natural Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Medicine and Health
- Social Sciences and Technology
- Center for Functional Protein Assemblies (CPA)
- Catalysis Research Center (CRC)
- Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
- Institute for Food & Health (ZIEL)
- Central Institute for Translational Cancer Research (TranslaTUM)
- Walter Schottky Institute – Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (WSI)
- World Agricultural Systems Center – Hans Eisenmann-Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF)
To help make their projects a success, our scientists and guests have access to an outstanding technical infrastructure.
Transdisciplinary teams pursue visionary research approaches and uncover potential for innovation at interfaces between disciplines.
Experts from a diverse range of disciplines at TUM work together on solutions for a sustainable future.
Our unrivaled research and teaching profile is rounded out and completed by close institutional partnerships.