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Reforms introduced by the Technical University of Munich

Ever since its foundation, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been contributing to technological and social progress. It has initiated pioneering policy reforms for universities in Germany and, through the 1999 “Experimentation Clause”, it has helped to modernize higher education legislation in Bavaria. With its forward-looking concept “TUM. The Entrepreneurial University”, the university again provided compelling proof of its strong reform drive, also marking it out for success in the 2006 and 2012 rounds of “Excellence Initiative” funding.

Transforming into an Entrepreneurial University

1998

  • First Bachelor and Master’s programs in the year before the Bologna declaration
  • TUMTech GmbH: Technology transfer and consulting, fundraising, project acquisition in research and technology

1999

  • "Allianz für Wissen" (Alliance for Knowledge): The first professional fundraising campaign by a German university raises over EUR 191 million
  • Alumni & Career: International network of TUM alumni
  • New organizational structure: Operational bodies (university management and dean) are separated from governance bodies (Administrative Council, consisting of the Senate and external members)

2000

2002

  • SAP R/3 business process software supports university’s financial system
  • UnternehmerTUM GmbH, supported by entrepreneur Susanne Klatten: Promotes entrepreneurial mindset among students and academics.
  • Wolfgang A. Herrmann becomes the first President of a German university to call for the introduction of tuition fees.
  • German Institute of Science and technology (GIST) in Singapore: First overseas campus set up by a German university.
  • MentorING program: Supports women studying natural sciences and engineering to increase the proportion of women in these disciplines.
  • The Department of Sport and Health Sciences is built up around the acclaimed University Sports Center
  • The TUM School of Management is founded.

2004

2005

  • StudiTUM project: The university funds a student-led project to foster a top-quality study experience.
  • TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS): Selected scientists are given the freedom to work on innovative and higher-risk projects; interdisciplinary, high-caliber research groups work alongside international fellows from the worlds of science and industry.

Milestones since the 2006 Excellence Initiative

2007

2008

2009

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2011

2012

Excellence Initiative: The university succeeds once again with its forward-looking concept "TUM.The entrepreneurial University":

2013

2014

2015

  • Teach@TUM: This concept combines subject area knowledge with education and learning theory, effective pedagogical strategies and practice and insights into how education theory and practice are applied to schools. The aim is to improve teacher training in STEM subjects. It is supported by the German federal government and the states as one of 19 nationwide programs in a teacher-training quality campaign.
  • Opening of the TUM Entrepreneurship Center:The university and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM have bundled an end-to-end offering for technology-focused start-ups at this new building on the Garching campus. It networks research and practical application, with academic chairs from the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute also under the same roof.

2016

  • Science & Study Center, Raitenhaslach: After an extensive restoration, the university opens a new academic center in the former Cistercian abbey at Raitenhaslach as a hub of international scientific exchange.
  • TUM School of Governance: This School, aligned with the Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP München), is to become the university's 14th department. It focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society, the economy and technology, and officially opens at the beginning of 2017.

 

 

International alliances since 2006

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