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TUM Sustainability Day 2024 at the Garching Research Campus

"A grand festival of sustainability"

Sustainability is not a buzzword at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) but a serious mission. With the TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030, the university set itself the goal a year and a half ago of integrating sustainability more deeply into its work and structure and also getting students and employees on board. The TUM Sustainability Day 2024 at the Garching research campus showed that this works.

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Visit of UQ President Deborah Terry to TUM

TUM and University of Queensland expand flagship partnership

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia further deepen their flagship partnership, which has existed since 2021. During the visit of a UQ delegation led by President Prof. Deborah Terry to Munich, several agreements were signed, primarily on student exchanges.

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TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, Professor of Computer Science Prof. Manfred Broy, Friedrich L. Bauer's widow Hildegard Bauer, sculptor Ubbo Enninga, donor Ernst Denert, TUM President Emeritus Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Prof. Markus Schwaiger, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, next to the bust of Friedrich L. Bauer.
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Father of informatics in Germany

TUM commemorates Prof. Friedrich L. Bauer

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is marking the centenary of the birth of Prof. Friedrich L. Bauer, who held the university’s first informatics chair. A bust has now been officially unveiled outside the lecture hall named in his honor in the building of the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology in Garching. Prof. Bauer made decisive contributions toward establishing informatics as a scientific field. With ALGOL 60, he also laid the foundations for modern programming languages.

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Biophsics researchers in a TUM laboratory.
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Jumping up nine places in the QS Rankings

TUM ranks 28th worldwide

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has moved up to the 28th spot in the QS World University Rankings. This makes it the best German university in the renowned ranking for a decade and further extends its lead.

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Group photo of the TUM students participating in the EuroTeQ Collider 2024 in a lecture hall.
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Students face real-world challenges at the EuroTeQ Collider

Creating sustainable networks

Creating connections with each other and our environment, strengthening them, and using them to drive the sustainability transformation – that's the aim of the fourth EuroTeQ Collider. In this EU-funded program, more than 60 TUM students recently tackled real-world problems from the business world. Three teams were particularly convincing and will now meet the project groups from the other EuroTeQ partner universities at the EuroTeQaThon in Paris. 

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CHE rankings for quality of degree programs

TUM awarded outstanding grades by its students

TUM students have again given their university an excellent report card. For the CHE University Rankings they rated various aspects of their degree programs. In all of the assessed subject areas the students reported outstanding levels of satisfaction, both with the quality of teaching and the study conditions.

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TUM student Matthias Decarli has just taken part in an international conference in Seville.
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TUM Global Week, May 13–17 2024

“Contacts in other countries are invaluable”

TUM is colorful and diverse: over 40% of its students are international and every semester up to 1,000 exchange students come from all over the world. You can experience this internationality during Global Week. We spoke to Matthias Decarli, President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) TUMi, in the run-up to the event.

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AI, data, sustainable agrosystems

New degree programs starting in the winter semester 2024/25

State-of-the-art teaching is didactically innovative, methodically sophisticated – and changing constantly. After all, when the world evolves, teaching that enables us to understand it needs to evolve too. The degree programs taught at TUM reflect this. Thus, in the winter semester 2024/25, additional programs dedicated to crucial issues of our time, such as artificial intelligence, big data, and food security, will be added to the portfolio.

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Researchers in a robotics laboratory.
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Top ranking for quality of degree programs

Number 5 in the world for shaping digital leaders

TUM is among the best universities in the world for preparing students for the digital economy. In the latest Digital Leaders in Higher Education rankings, it ranks among the top five, alongside Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, MIT and the University of Oxford.

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Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Certificates of Honor for Excellence in Teaching awarded

Award-winning didactics at TUM

Authentic, responsible, and courageous: lecturers have to bring their whole personality to bear to not only pass on course content to students but to enable them to immerse themselves in a fascinating world of knowledge. Around 6,000 teachers at the Technical University of Munich face this challenge daily. Eight of them have now received special recognition with the Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the Free State of Bavaria and the Certificate of Honor for Excellence in Teaching.

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