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Elias Singer, Werner Lang, Lucia Layritz, and the moderation team at the fishbowl discussion on the role of universities in climate crisis.
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Environmental Lecture Series of TUM's Student Coucil provides impulses for transformation

Paths to a sustainability university

To counter the climate crisis, fundamental societal change is just as indispensable as groundbreaking technological innovation. Universities, as places of research and transfer, have an outstanding role to play in this. On May 31, in a fishbowl format entitled “The Role of Universities in the Climate Crisis and Climate Policy,” members of TUM discussed how this role can be shaped. The event is part of the Environmental Lecture Series organized by the Environmental Department of TUM‘s Student Council in the summer semester 2023.

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Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Climate change - discussion on the role and responsibility of universities

In the fight against climate change, science is taking on a driving role. What the responsibility of universities is in this regard and whether they are sufficiently involved will be the topic of a public discussion as part of the "Environmental Lecture Series" of the Environmental Department of the Student Representation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Students meet in the Green Language Café
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Help shape the university

Workshops for climate action

Wanted: Ideas for reducing TUM's CO2 footprint. Students and employees are invited to participate in four workshops on the topic of "Climate Action at TUM". Registration is open until May 31.

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Sustainability Campus news Event
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Doctoral candidates from the Sub-Sahara region conduct research in Munich

New exchange program TUM.Africa Talent launched

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is intensifying its collaboration with researchers from the Sub-Sahara region of Africa. Accordingly, the TUM.Africa Talent program has been launched together with partner university Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. The program will give doctoral candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to work at TUM together with doctoral candidates of the hosting institutes and research groups. In addition, a long-term network will be established.

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Sustainability Research Studies
Bavaria's Minister of Science Markus Blume, Munich's second mayor Katrin Habenschaden and Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, President of TUM, at the premiere of muc023.
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Lower weight and significantly reduced aerodynamic drag

Highly efficient TUM electric car introduced

The latest competition car from student group TUfast Eco makes its debut. The new electric vehicle builds on previous successes and sets new standards in terms of efficiency. Lower weight, increased efficiency in individual components and significantly reduced aerodynamic drag distinguish the new model from its predecessor. The car will be put to the test in competition with other European student groups at the Shell Eco Marathon in May 2023.

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Mobility Sustainability Research Studies
Gina McCarthy
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Former Climate Advisor to the US President

Gina McCarthy in the TUM Speakers Series

The former US National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy will join the TUM Speakers Series on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m. From 2021 to 2022 McCarthy was the first Climate Advisor in the White House. During her tenure, legislation on climate protection was passed which is regarded as the most extensive climate and clean energy law in the history of the United States.

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Sustainability Studies Event
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Finals of the Werner Siemens Foundation "project of the century" competition

TUM agricultural research in the race for CHF 100 million

An agricultural research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has made it to the finals in the "project of the century" ("Jahrhundertprojekt") competition for 100 million Swiss Francs, hosted by the Werner Siemens Foundation (WSS). A research team led by Prof. Senthold Asseng hopes to win out over five other current competitor groups with its project "Revolution in Food Production". By reaching the final round, Prof. Asseng earned a WSS research prize endowed with 1 million Swiss Franc.

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Portrait of Werner Lang
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Interview with Werner Lang, new Vice President Sustainable Transformation

“The response from the students is gigantic”

Being a role model for sustainable social change – that is the goal of TUM. Prof. Werner Lang, the new Vice President Sustainable Transformation, is key figure in these efforts. Here the sustainable building expert talks about how he found his vocation and where he hopes to lead TUM.

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Sustainability Campus news
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Sustainable spin-off skills from TUM

Bavarian University Sustainability Center founded

Six Bavarian universities want to collaborate more closely in the future on the topic of sustainability and have founded the Bavarian University Sustainability Center (BayZeN). The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will participate in the venture, specifically contributing its expertise on "Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

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Sustainability Entrepreneurship President
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Over 50 million euros for climate-neutral transformation of the chemical industry

Hydrogen research project launched in Bavaria's 'Chemical Triangle'

Southeastern Bavaria's 'Chemical Triangle' region will be the future home to research on the climate-neutral transformation of Germany's entire chemical industry. The main focus will be on the use of hydrogen as an energy source and as a raw material for important commodity chemicals. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the "Alliance Project H2 Living Laboratory Burghausen" with approximately 39 million euros. Industry partners will provide an additional 12 million euros. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will take over scientific leadership of the alliance.

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