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Two top universities at a joint campus in Heilbronn
TUM and ETH Zurich join forces
Since 2018, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Dieter Schwarz Foundation (DSS) have been developing the Heilbronn educational campus into a powerhouse for shaping the digital transformation. Now, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich is joining as a strategic partner with additional professorships in the core areas of computer science and data science. A corresponding letter of intent was signed by ETH and DSS on Friday.
Festive Dies Academicus of TUM
President Hofmann thanks the TUM family for a successful year
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) celebrated its traditional Dies Academicus with a large international audience. This time, the focus was on TUM's commitment to the Global South. President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann thanked TUM members for their personal commitment, dedication, and pragmatism in these turbulent times: "The future is not predetermined - it does not wait for Germany or for us! We have to shape it ourselves - across the boundaries of disciplines, institutions, countries, and cultures!"
Art and culture in close cooperation with research and teaching
TUM Center for Culture and Arts founded
With a new TUM Center for Culture and Arts (CCA), the Technical University of Munich aims to interlink art and culture more closely with science and provide impetus for intellectual exchange across disciplinary, cultural, and generational boundaries. To this end, high-level cultural events, inspiring teaching formats, and experiments using technological innovations for entirely new art forms are planned.
Recognition for TUM's structural reform and his appreciative management style
TUM President Hofmann honored as "University Manager of the Year"
The President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, is "University Manager of the Year 2023". An expert jury commissioned by the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and the CHE - Center for Higher Education Development selected him from among German university leaders. It based its decision on the structural reform of TUM and the transformation of the faculties into interdisciplinary schools. The jury also paid particular tribute to Thomas F. Hofmann's leadership style.
EuroTeQ welcomes new members at the start of the second funding period
Shaping the Future of European Engineering
The successful EuroTeQ Engineering University expands its range and prepares for further shaping the future of European Engineering. At the start of the second funding phase by the European Union, two new excellent members were welcomed: the HEC Paris and IESE Business School Barcelona. On November 21 and 22, representatives of all eight partner universities came together at Technical University of Munich (TUM) to demonstrate their commitment to the joint transformation of student education and lifelong learning.
Research on energy and climate change economy honored
First Sustainability Awards supported by the Nobel Sustainability Trust presented
For the first time, the Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are presenting the "Sustainability Award supported by NST" for outstanding research and development work in the fields of sustainable energy and climate change economics. The first two honorees are Prof. Elena Bou of EIT InnoEnergy for her contributions to promoting energy start-ups, and Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, for his achievements relating to the economic aspects of climate change.
Alliance for sustainable chemistry and catalysis
TUM and Clariant renew strategic partnership
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the chemical concern Clariant will continue their successful partnership of ten years in the area of catalysis research. TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Clariant Catalysts Head of Research and Development Marvin Estenfelder signed a corresponding agreement in Munich extending the Munich Catalysis Alliance (MuniCat) until 2033. The partners will jointly develop even more efficient and more sustainable catalysts for the chemical industry.
Open-Air First Semester Party at TUM Campus Garching
Welcome party for 14,500 new students from around the world
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) welcomed its new students with courage for the future, free beer, pretzels and live music. 14,500 students are starting their academic journey at TUM this winter semester. A total of 52,000 young people are studying here - 44 percent of whom are international students bringing their diverse ways of thinking from over 140 countries to TUM.
Awarded with anniversary certificates
Alumni return to their TUM
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is proud of its alumni and the active relationships with former graduates, a lot of which have lasted for decades. Exactly 25, 50 or even 60 years after their diploma or doctorate, around 190 of them returned to their alma mater this weekend for an anniversary celebration. They were honored with anniversary certificates at Galileo on the Garching campus.
Message from President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann
Solidarity with the People of Israel
Dear members of our TUM family, The unprecedented violent attack on Israel shocked us and left us in fear for our friends and scientific partners whose lives have been torn apart. Let there be no doubt: These terrorist actions against civilians are completely unacceptable, and there are no reasons imaginable to justify this inhumanity. We must, and we do, condemn them thoroughly.