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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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New power for the Digital Transformation

TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology founded

As part of its TUM Agenda 2030 the Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened its TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT) with a gala ceremony. In organizational terms, the School unifies the disciplines Mathematics, Informatics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies and is intended to increase brand-building synergy potentials for an accelerated Digital Transformation.

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53 million euros from Bavaria's Hightech Agenda

TUM Center for QuantumEngineering dedicated

The new TUM Center for Quantum Engineering (ZQE) building at the Garching research campus is making headway. The project, supported by the State of Bavaria with approximately 53 million euros as part of the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, was dedicated on Tuesday.

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Inauguration ceremony of the TUM School of Natural Sciences
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Interdisciplinary convergence of the natural sciences

TUM School of Natural Sciences launched

In the course of its historic structural reform and the transition from departments to schools, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) yesterday launched the TUM School of Natural Sciences at a gala celebration. This is the birth of Germany's first and only interdisciplinary center hosting the convergence of biosciences, chemistry and physics.

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Podcast special episode "We are TUM"

Researchers from Ukraine come to TUM

After the Russian attack on Ukraine, TUM has created a special Fellowship program and accepted ten researchers from the country, including Julia Yamnenko. This special episode of the podcast "We are TUM" introduces her and two other scientists from Ukraine.

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New awards for research and implementation of sustainability projects

TUM partners with Nobel Sustainability Trust

The Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will jointly recognize international research and initiatives for sustainability with three new Sustainability Awards. The application process, which will close on January 31, 2023, is open to individuals, groups, organizations and companies who have made significant contributions to the field of Sustainability.

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TUM professor wins Germany's most important research award

Biomathematician Fabian Theis receives Leibniz Prize

Mathematician, physicist and information scientist Prof. Fabian Theis has won the 2023 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The full professor for Biomathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been honored for his pioneering work in the analysis, modeling and interpretation of genomic data, the German Research Foundation (DFG) announced. The Leibniz Prize, the most important research prize in Germany, is endowed with 2.5 million euros.

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TUM Dies Academicus annual academic celebration

Giving the World a Home

The TUM family filled the Audimax main auditorium for the annual Dies Academicus celebration. President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann thanked all the members of the university "for your personal dedication, for your flexibility and your pragmatism in these turbulent and challenging times." We see it again and again, he said: "TUM is not just a university, it's a feeling! And it's worth sharing this feeling with one another and letting it grow as a result!"

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Groundbreaking calculations by TUM researchers

Operation of FRM II possible with Low Enriched Uranium

Scientifically speaking it is possible to convert the Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for a fuel element with Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). This conclusion is the result of TUM researchers' calculations, which have been independently confirmed by experts in the USA. This establishes the theoretical foundations for implementing state regulatory requirements to discontinue the use of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) as fuel at the FRM II in the future.

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Million-euro support for the TUM Entrepreneurship ecosystem

Brainlab AG becoming a Platinum Partner of TUM Venture Labs

In the future, Brainlab AG will support TUM Venture Labs in the area of Healthcare with a million-strong contribution as a Platinum Partner. Operated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the "UnternehmerTUM" Center for Innovation and Business Creation, TUM Venture Labs supports start-up activities and start-up founding by students and researchers with a globally competitive support program.

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New partner project with Imperial College London

An economy without pollution

Imperial College London (Imperial) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) want to work together on a new economy without pollution. The Imperial - TUM Zero Pollution Network will bring together scientists, industry, governments and other partners. The goal is to curb environmental pollution at its source. For example, the life cycle of technologies and products will be taken into account: from the procurement of raw materials to their further processing in industry and their use in society to their disposal and reuse.

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