Past Presidents

Experienced academics at the helm of TUM have decisively shaped the path of our university since 1868 – whether as Directors, Rectors and, in more recent years, as Presidents.

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Wolfgang A. Herrmann (1995–2019)

With his reform agenda “TUM. The Entrepreneurial University“, Wolfgang A. Herrmann transformed TUM into a modern, open-minded university of international renown. Today, TUM is regarded as one of the leading research universities in Europe and it has qualified as a University of Excellence continuously since 2006.

Portrait and CV

Wolfgang Wild (1980–1986)

The physicist and later Bavarian science minister paved the way for the subsequent evolution of TUM to become a University of Excellence.

Portrait and CV

Directors, rectors and presidents since 1868


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