The TUM Senate is the university's highest academic authority and has 11 voting members.
The TUM Senate makes decisions on
- regulations issued by the university
- matters of fundamental importance to the research / promotion of young scientific and artistic talents and to compliance with the university's equal opportunity program
- applications to set up collaborative research centers, graduate programs and other such organizations and institutes
- proposals concerning the establishment / modification / cancellation of degree programs
- proposals concerning the appointment of honorary professors
- the bestowment of the titles of honorary senate member, honorary citizen and honorary member of the university
- the endorsement of proposals concerning the appointment of external members of the TUM Board of Trustees
- key research areas
- on proposals concerning faculty appointments
gives its consent to
- the decision of the president concerning the conferment of the “TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor” honorary professorship
- the ombudsperson responsible for inquiring into allegations of scientific misconduct
- the gender equality officer of the university
The Senate has 11 voting members. It is made up of faculty members (6), scientific/artistic or other associates (2), the university's gender equality officer, a member of the assembly of doctoral candidates (TUM-specific and only in an advisory capacity) and student representatives (2).