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TUM President Thomas Hofmann with Stefanie Jegelka and Suvrit Sra

Stefanie Jegelka and Suvrit Sra were honored with Germany's most highly endowed research award

Two new Humboldt Professorships in the field of Artificial Intelligence

Prof Stefanie Jegelka and Prof Suvrit Sra are the new Humboldt Professors at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Artificial Intelligence. The researchers moved together from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA to Bavaria.

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Interview with Thomas F. Hofmann

"I'd like to encourage everyone to experiment"

With proposals for three new research clusters, TUM is participating in the next round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. We spoke with president Thomas F. Hofmann about how the new round has gone so far and what lies ahead.

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TUM Autonomous Motorsports wins spectacular race in Abu Dhabi

Victory for TUM AI racers on Formula 1 track

The TUM vehicle controlled by artificial intelligence has achieved first place in an international race on the Formula 1 track in Abu Dhabi. Without a human driver or remote control, using only the superior autonomous software, the fully automated vehicle was able to prevail against seven other international teams with identical racing cars. It independently searched for the limits, mastered spectacular overtaking maneuvers and speeds of up to 250 km/h on the winding track.

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Successful information event at Galileo on TUM Campus Garching

First Welcome Day for academic support staff

Around 140 new TUM employees who have joined the university since the beginning of last winter semester participated in the first "Welcome Day for Academic Support Staff". University President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Head of Administration Chancellor Albert Berger welcomed the new colleagues to the TUM family, organized by the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning. In addition, dedicated colleagues from central units of the university provided information about their tasks and valuable offers for employees.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for "Ingeborg Pohl Children's Oasis at TUM"

TUM gets building by star architect Prof. Francis Kéré in tandem with Prof. Hermann Kaufmann

Munich is getting a new architectural jewel. The architect Francis Kéré, who has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, the "Nobel Prize for Architecture", in 2022, will realize his first project in the Bavarian capital. According to the plans of the TUM professor, a new children's daycare center is being built on Gabelsbergerstraße as a structural timber construction with an iconic folded slatted façade made of Corten steel, which unfolds a characteristic patina in earthy tones. For the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the new daycare center marks another milestone on its path to optimally combining studying and working at a top university with family and children.

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Expansion of the flagship partnership with Tsinghua University

TUM strengthens strategic scientific cooperation in China

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is strengthening its cooperation with China in climate change, sustainability, and health research areas. During a trip to Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the flagship partner university Tsinghua. The TUM delegation also visited other universities, companies, and start-ups to expand its science-specific local expertise.

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Board of Management follows the recommendations of an expert commission

TUM consistently continues to come to terms with its history during the Nazi era

As a sign of its historical responsibility, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is removing the names of buildings and rooms that bear the names of personalities associated with Nazi history. A place of reflection will be created at a suitable location, where reference will be made to the history of the former Technische Hochschule (TH) of Munich during the Nazi era and the removal of the names will be explained. In addition, TUM is distancing itself from the six honorary doctorates, five honorary senatorial degrees, and 13 honorary citizenships awarded during the Nazi era. The Board of Management thus follows the recommendations of an independent commission of experts.

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Anniversary at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source at TUM

20 years of neutrons for research, industry, and medicine

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since its commissioning on 2 March 2004, the FRM II has played a key role internationally in providing neutrons for research, industry, and medicine. To date, over 10,000 experiments have generated almost 5,000 scientific publications ranging from materials science, energy, quantum technologies, climate & environment, health & nutrition to mobility and archaeology.

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Seven new research projects on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence

TUM and Google strengthen cooperation

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Google are driving forward research into cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to funding from Google, seven new research projects are being launched at TUM to investigate critical questions at the interface of cybersecurity and AI.

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Successful start to the fourth round of the Excellence Strategy

TUM in the running with three new Cluster of Excellence proposals

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has already been successful three times in all funding lines of the Excellence Initiative (2006, 2012) and the Excellence Strategy (2019) of the German federal and state governments. Now, it is setting the course for the funding program for top German universities for a fourth time: TUM is participating with three initiatives for new Clusters of Excellence, which have successfully prevailed in the pre-selection by an international panel of experts appointed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are now invited to submit full proposals.

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