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Almost 980 students funded
Record number of Deutschlandstipendium grants at TUM
The number of Deutschlandstipendium grants at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has reached a new high. In winter semester 2022/2023 TUM students received 976 of these grants, more than ever before. And the number of sponsors has risen this year as well, totaling 126. Since the grant's launch in 2011 approximately 7000 TUM students have received financial aid from the program, amounting to a total funding amount of around 20 million euros.
Michaela Benthaus at "AstroAccess" in Houston
Aerospace student experiences weightlessness during parabolic flight
Michaela Benthaus had dreamed of becoming an astronaut since she was a young girl. Then came the accident that changed her life completely. In December the aerospace student experienced zero gravity for the first time – through a US program that aims to make space accessible to everyone.
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.
A proposal from the TUM Future Learning Initiative inspired systematic breaks during course time
Just take a break
The next exam is coming up, so it's study, study, study. Oddly enough, it might be much better to take a break first. In fact, our brains need regular recovery periods to really be able to process and memorize what we have learned. The university didactics experts Dr. Alexandra Strasser and Denis Sedlmeier from ProLehre want to systematically facilitate such periods in teaching at TUM. They have taken up a student project that was awarded in our first ever TUM Future Learning Initiative.
Digital teaching and learning lab for student teachers
Preparing for a digitalized working world
From the factory to the hospital ward – digital skills are playing an increasing role in almost every profession. In the TUM-DigiLLab digital education laboratory, pre-service teachers gain a realistic sense of how the digital transformation will look in everyday life and the workplace. This will help them to prepare high school students and students in vocational education and training for an increasingly digitalized world.
Continuing education for experts and executives at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
Understanding the potentials of quantum technologies for industry
Quantum technologies represent a robustly growing scientific field of research with enormous application potentials in industry. The current challenge is transferring knowledge and technological expertise from university laboratories and research institutes to the business sector in an application-oriented form. In order to help close this gap, the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning has launched the overview course "Quantum Technologies".
Munich students win Gold Medal in iGEM competition
Synthetic biology for cell therapy against cancer
A Munich student team won a Gold Medal in the world's largest academic competition for the field of Synthetic Biology with their project aimed at improving cell therapies against cancer. The group from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) was the only German team to finish among the top 10 out of 180 student projects in the undergraduate age category.
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!"
Course offered for digital political communication
Understanding and applying Data Science in social media
No one can succeed in political communication without a fundamental understanding of data analysis. A new certificate course at the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning will open up the world of data collected via social media accessible to those interested, even without special skills in IT or statistics.
TUM graduates in demand worldwide
Number 12 in Employability Ranking
Graduates of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are in strong demand in the international job market. This is seen yet again in the latest Global University Employability Ranking. TUM placed 12th worldwide and is number three in Europe behind Cambridge and Oxford.