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TUM Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is TUM's central supervisory body. It has 20 voting members made up of ten external members, who are are prominent leaders in the fields of science, culture, business and politics, and the ten elected members of the TUM Senate. This board is responsible for decisions regarding passes the TUM charter and the university's development plan, as well as changes among in the degree programs. It also elects the TUM President and the Senior Vice Presidents.

The role of the TUM Board of Trustees

The TUM Board of Trustees makes decisions on

  • the basic structure of the university (TUM charter)
  • proposals concerning the appointment of the senior executive vice president – human resources, administration and finance
  • the university's development program
  • proposals concerning the division of the university into departments and schools
  • the establishment / modification / cancellation of degree programs

elects

  • the president
  • on the recommendation of the president, the senior vice presidents (with the exception of the senior executive vice president ) and also decides when these people should be voted out of office

comments on

  • the establishment / modification / cancellation of scientific and artistic organizations and institutes and other operating units
  • the Bavarian State budget proposals / the draft of the strategic economic plan

Composition of the TUM Board of Trustees

The TUM Board of Trustees has 20 voting members made up of 10 external members and the 10 elected members of the Senate. The chair of the Board of Trustees is held by one of the external members. The deputy chair is the chair of the TUM Senate. The TUM Board of Management, the university's gender equality officer and the representative of the assembly of doctoral candidates attend the meetings in an advisory capacity.

The TUM Board of Trustees has existed in its present form since 1 October 1999. Introduced and successfully tested by TUM, this setup was the first of its kind at a German university.

Internal members

The 10 internal members are the elected members of the TUM Senate.

External members

The 10 external members of the Board of Trustees are prominent leaders in the fields of science, culture, business and politics. These appointments are made by the TUM Board of Management and the Bavarian State Minister of Sciences drawing up a shortlist which is then passed on to the Senate for its approval. The external members are then officially appointed by the Minister of Sciences.

Chairman

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar Wiestler, Chairman of TUM Board of Trustees, President of the Helmholtz Association
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar Wiestler

President of the Helmholtz Association
Berlin

Further external Members

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner

Member of the Shareholders' Committee
C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Ingelheim

President
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.

Portrait of Dr. Wolfgang Büchele, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, CEO Linde AG
Dr. Wolfgang Büchele

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
M+W Group GmbH
Stuttgart

Portrait of Joe Kaeser, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, President and CEO Siemens AG
Joe Kaeser

President and CEO
Siemens AG
Munich

Portrait of Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, President and Chair of the Management Board Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG
Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

President and Chair of the Management Board
Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG
Ditzingen

Portrait of Dipl.-Ing. Harald Krüger, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, CEO BMW AG
Dipl.-Ing. Harald Krüger

CEO
BMW AG
Munich

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Renate Renkawitz-Pohl, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, Chair for Developmental Biology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Prof. Dr. Renate Renkawitz-Pohl

Chair for Developmental Biology
Philipps-Universität Marburg

Portrait of Barbara Stamm, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, President of the Bavarian State Parliament.  © photo Andreas Heddergott
Barbara Stamm

President of the Bavarian State Parliament
Munich

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, President of the Max Planck Society
Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann

President of the Max Planck Society
Munich

Portrait of Ulrich Wilhelm, Member of TUM Board of Trustees, General Director of Bavarian Broadcasting
Ulrich Wilhelm

General Director of Bavarian Broadcasting
Munich

Coopted member

Portrait of Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Chariman of the Infineon AG, Neubiberg
Dr. Reinhard Ploss

CEO, Infineon Technologies AG
Neubiberg