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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.
NewIn: Chiara Manfletti
Shaping the future of space travel sustainably
Chiara Manfletti has held research as well as management positions at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Portuguese Space Agency. At TUM, she is now sharing her experience with students and researching on a sustainable future of space travel – as she explains in this episode of "NewIn".
Until October 17, the TUM family votes on the best ideas for studying and teaching
TUM Future Learning Initiative finale
In March, President Thomas F. Hofmann called on all students and alumni to participate in the TUM Future Learning Initiative 2023 and present their ideas for teaching at our university. Numerous teams came up with creative concepts and developed innovative approaches. Ten proposals have made it to the finals - and the entire TUM family will select the winners. The online voting is open until October 17.
"One Topic, One Loop": Enkelejda Kasneci
Generative AI: Knowledge creates trust
Generative AI for all? To conclude our global discourse series "One Topic, One Loop", Enkelejda Kasneci, Professor of Human-Centered Technologies for Learning at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, reflects on the key findings from all the contributions.
Fresh impetus for data science
TUM opens Munich Data Science Institute
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is celebrating the official launch of the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI). As a central element of TUM AGENDA 2030, it is funded under the Excellence Initiative of the German government and the federal states. The MDSI pools the strengths of TUM in data sciences, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), from basic research to interdisciplinary applications. It will also teach data skills to master’s students, researchers and professionals.
Pilot project to dovetail digital and analog elements
Strategies for a new normal in teaching
Corona has created a new reality in university teaching: Digital, analog and hybrid formats are to be combined in a way that ideally promotes teaching and learning success. To support this, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts has launched the “NewNormal” program. TUM is one of the four pilot universities. In this interview, Professor Karsten Stahl and Rudolf Motzet from the Chair of Machine Elements and Dr. Alexandra Strasser from ProLehre | Media and Didactics explain their project of developing a competence- and demand-optimized teaching strategy.
One Topic, One Loop: Jerry John Kponyo
Inclusivity and responsible AI
In the third part of our global discourse series "One Topic, One Loop", Prof. Jerry John Kponyo from Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana explores the concept of responsible AI. He emphasizes the importance of ethical, transparent, and inclusive approaches, describes how Afrocentric datasets are generated at KNUST's Responsible AI Lab, and ends with a question for Prof. Sune Lehmann Jørgensen of the Technical University of Denmark.
Global discourse series "One Topic, One Loop": Enkelejda Kasneci
Generative AI for all?
Four countries, four universities, four perspectives: In the global discourse series "One Topic, One Loop", four professors discuss a current topic in research and teaching. Prof. Dr. Enkelejda Kasneci, Head of the Chair for Human-Centered Technologies for Learning at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, begins the discussion. How will research and teaching change under the influence of artificial intelligence - and what comes next?
Research, continuing education and entrepreneurship
New center for digital education technologies
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) works for stronger research, continuing education and spin-offs relating to education technologies. At the new TUM Center for Educational Technologies interdisciplinary research teams will investigate the effectiveness of digital tools for learning and teaching and will develop new applications. The center will put this into practice using continuing education programs and by supporting start-ups.
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.