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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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The highest scientific accolade for the second time

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for TUM honorary doctor K. Barry Sharpless

The US university professor and TUM honorary doctor Prof. K. Barry Sharpless is a 2022 Nobel laureate in the field of chemistry. Together with his US colleague Carolyn Bertozzi and the Dane Morten Meldal, he received the award for the development of methods for the goal-oriented formation of biomolecules, as announced by the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday in Stockholm.

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TUM alumnus recognized

Nobel Prize for quantum researcher Anton Zeilinger

TUM alumnus and worldwide leading quantum researcher Anton Zeilinger has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. Together with two colleagues from France and the USA, he is being honored for his groundbreaking experiments with entangled quantum states, according to the statement made by the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday in Stockholm.

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Oliver Zipse (2nd f.r.) with TUM President Thomas Hofmann (2nd f.l.) and the deans Gunther Friedl and Christoph Gehlen.
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BMW CEO to lecture on the transformation of the automotive industry

Oliver Zipse appointed honorary professor

Oliver Zipse, the CEO of BMW AG, has been appointed to an honorary professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has been lecturing on the transformation of the automotive industry at the TUM School of Management since 2019.

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Tweet from space to TUM students

Astronaut and alumna Samantha Cristoforetti greets TUM

Astronaut and TUM graduate Samantha Cristoforetti sent a message from space to current students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Orbiting in the international space station ISS, she wished the students of her alma mater TUM continued success, greeting Munich with a traditional Bavarian "Servus Minga!"

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Prof. Sonja Berensmeier
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Research for sustainable chemistry

TUM and WACKER found Institute for Industrial Biotechnology

Wacker Chemie AG and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have deepened their partnership with the founding of the TUM WACKER Institute for Industrial Biotechnology. The goal of the new institute is to further develop research in the field of industrial biotechnology in Germany at the highest international level. The two partners will bring their combined forces to bear on researching new approaches for the production of specialty chemicals and active ingredients from renewable resources as a basis for a sustainable economic system.

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TUM president Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann presents the golden jubilee certificate to Nobel laureate Prof. Erwin Neher.
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Gold and silver certificates

TUM honors alumni milestones

It has been 50 or 25 years since they completed their undergraduate degrees or doctorates at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). TUM has now honored these alumni – including two Nobel laureates – with gold and silver anniversary certificates. TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann praised them as important ambassadors for the university who have played a formative role in society. Over the weekend the TUM family also got together for the Summer Matinee and the Vivat TUM Summer Concert.

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Members of the Bund der Freunde at the anniversary celebration
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Celebration at Garching Campus

Association of Alumni and Friends marks 100th anniversary

The “Bund der Freunde der TUM” was founded 100 years ago. To mark the anniversary, a gala celebration took place in the Audimax at the Garching Campus. With the aid of alumni, companies and generous donors, the Association of Alumni and Friends has been supporting university-wide initiatives and advanced research projects since 1922 and enriching the TUM community with special lectures, university conferences and award ceremonies.

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TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann next to EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
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Network of Innovative Higher Education Institutions

TUM chosen as one of Europe's most innovative universities

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will now have an even more effective voice at the EU level in the discussion on the future of education, research and innovation. EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has appointed TUM as a founding member of the newly formed Network of Innovative Higher Education Institutions.

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President Thomas F. Hofmann (middle), Chancellor Albert Berger (l.), State Minister Markus Blume (3.f.l.), Dr. Peter Körte and Dr. Zsolt Sluitner from Siemens (r.), and Garching mayor Dr. Dieter Gruchmann (2.f.l.) at the topping-out wreath for the Siemens Technology Center.
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Topping-out ceremony for Siemens Technology Center at Garching Campus

New power for TUM's high-tech ecosystem

A mere nine months after the beginning of construction, the first section of the new Siemens Technology Center at the TUM Campus Garching has been completed. On Monday the topping-out ceremony was attended by high-ranking representatives from Siemens, TUM and the Bavarian State Government. The new building will house more than 450 researchers from Siemens and approximately 150 TUM employees and students who will work together on digital twins, the industrial Internet of Things, robotics and automation.

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Honors go to TUM employees and talented young researchers

The Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal and Ortner Foundation prizes

TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann has awarded the Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal to a number of individuals for their achievements relating to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In addition, the Johannes B. Ortner Foundation presented awards to outstanding young TUM scientists. The winners accepted the awards during the TUM Award Dinner.

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