• 4/17/2023
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Top Bavarian government officials encourage TUM students

Summer semester officially starts

The new summer semester began on Monday for over 50,000 students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The official kick-off featured a lecture attended by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume.

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Fans of TUM - from left: Science Minister Markus Blume, Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann

Minister President Söder called TUM one of the best universities anywhere: "We want to make our students the best talents in Bavaria and we want to stoke their enthusiasm for our state as a research location. Our 3.5 billion euro Hightech Agenda is creating a climate for innovation which is unrivaled worldwide. I wish you all continued success in the new semester! Bavaria is doing everything to make sure your studies are a positive experience and to ensure you get the best jobs of the future."

Minister of Science and the Arts Blume referred to TUM as the "Bavarian flagship university", adding: "Outstanding commitment on the part of TUM students, excellent research, the best teaching: The unique TUM spirit makes this university so special. One fourth of all Bavarians beginning their university studies will do start at TUM this summer semester. Our talents are our future. With its 3.5 billion euro Hightech Agenda Bavaria is unleashing the innovative spirit of the entire state. We have more students and more professorships than ever before. One thing is clear to us: The best conditions in research and teaching are the prerequisite for progress."

An experimental space of unlimited possibilities

President Hofmann encouraged the students to understand TUM as "an experimental space of unlimited possibilities": "Immerse yourself deeply in your respective fields of study, but don't create a silo mentality; instead expand your horizons and network with the talented individuals in other disciplines. Get involved in one of our TUM Student Clubs, start a new Club yourself! The depth and breadth of the education our students receive at TUM lays the foundation for a successful career."

For the kick-off event Prof. Wolfgang Wall provided his lecture on "Technical Mechanics" in the Rudolf-Diesel auditorium of the Mechanical Engineering building at the TUM Garching campus. He called on the students in the audience: "Dream big! Be confident, be courageous! This is not just about acquiring knowledge, it's about setting your enthusiasm free!"

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