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We are shaping a sustainable future through responsible research, trustworthy innovations and farsighted concepts for teaching and continuing education. Learn more about the latest developments with current videos, speeches and publications from TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann.

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Art and culture in close cooperation with research and teaching

TUM Center for Culture and Arts founded

With a new TUM Center for Culture and Arts (CCA), the Technical University of Munich aims to interlink art and culture more closely with science and provide impetus for intellectual exchange across disciplinary, cultural, and generational boundaries. To this end, high-level cultural events, inspiring teaching formats, and experiments using technological innovations for entirely new art forms are planned.

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Recognition for TUM's structural reform and his appreciative management style

TUM President Hofmann honored as "University Manager of the Year"

The President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, is "University Manager of the Year 2023". An expert jury commissioned by the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and the CHE - Center for Higher Education Development selected him from among German university leaders. It based its decision on the structural reform of TUM and the transformation of the faculties into interdisciplinary schools. The jury also paid particular tribute to Thomas F. Hofmann's leadership style.

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EuroTeQ welcomes new members at the start of the second funding period

Shaping the Future of European Engineering

The successful EuroTeQ Engineering University expands its range and prepares for further shaping the future of European Engineering. At the start of the second funding phase by the European Union, two new excellent members were welcomed: the HEC Paris and IESE Business School Barcelona. On November 21 and 22, representatives of all eight partner universities came together at Technical University of Munich (TUM) to demonstrate their commitment to the joint transformation of student education and lifelong learning.

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Research on energy and climate change economy honored

First Sustainability Awards supported by the Nobel Sustainability Trust presented

For the first time, the Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are presenting the "Sustainability Award supported by NST" for outstanding research and development work in the fields of sustainable energy and climate change economics. The first two honorees are Prof. Elena Bou of EIT InnoEnergy for her contributions to promoting energy start-ups, and Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for his achievements relating to the economic aspects of climate change.

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Alliance for sustainable chemistry and catalysis

TUM and Clariant renew strategic partnership

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the chemical concern Clariant will continue their successful partnership of ten years in the area of catalysis research. TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Clariant Catalysts Head of Research and Development Marvin Estenfelder signed a corresponding agreement in Munich extending the Munich Catalysis Alliance (MuniCat) until 2033. The partners will jointly develop even more efficient and more sustainable catalysts for the chemical industry.

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Open-Air First Semester Party at TUM Campus Garching

Welcome party for 14,500 new students from around the world

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) welcomed its new students with courage for the future, free beer, pretzels and live music. 14,500 students are starting their academic journey at TUM this winter semester. A total of 52,000 young people are studying here - 44 percent of whom are international students bringing their diverse ways of thinking from over 140 countries to TUM.

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Awarded with anniversary certificates

Alumni return to their TUM

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is proud of its alumni and the active relationships with former graduates, a lot of which have lasted for decades. Exactly 25, 50 or even 60 years after their diploma or doctorate, around 190 of them returned to their alma mater this weekend for an anniversary celebration. They were honored with anniversary certificates at Galileo on the Garching campus.

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Message from President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann

Solidarity with the People of Israel

Dear members of our TUM family, The unprecedented violent attack on Israel shocked us and left us in fear for our friends and scientific partners whose lives have been torn apart. Let there be no doubt: These terrorist actions against civilians are completely unacceptable, and there are no reasons imaginable to justify this inhumanity. We must, and we do, condemn them thoroughly.

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Top in THE University Ranking

TUM is best university in Germany and EU

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is once again the best university in Germany and the EU. This is the result of the ranking of the renowned British magazine "Times Higher Education" (THE). In THE's worldwide comparison, TUM continues to rank 30th.

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Opening ceremony of the MDSI with science minister Markus Blume
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Fresh impetus for data science

TUM opens Munich Data Science Institute

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is celebrating the official launch of the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI). As a central element of TUM AGENDA 2030, it is funded under the Excellence Initiative of the German government and the federal states. The MDSI pools the strengths of TUM in data sciences, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), from basic research to interdisciplinary applications. It will also teach data skills to master’s students, researchers and professionals.

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