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TUM School of Governance

Integrating future technologies into the political dialogue and decision-making: The TUM School of Governance focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society and technology. This internationally unique model links the social sciences with the core subjects of a Technical University.

Research and teaching profile

The substantive focus areas of the School of Governance within the range of expertise of the Technical University Muncih (TUM) will be concentrated in three areas:

  • Processes of innovation and transformation in the European and global dimensions
  • Interdependencies between technical progress and political processes 
  • Political systems for control and evaluation of technologies and their communication

The department offers two new degree programs focusing on the link between politics, society, economics and technology. After introducing a bachelor's program in 2016, a consecutive master's program ‘Politics & Technology’ will start in winter semester 2017/18 at the Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP). The program combines political science with topics from the engineering and natural sciences, for example: Big Data, data security, energy, mobility, environment, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and smart cities. The School of Governance also participates in the education of engineers and physical scientists. 

New professorships

In spring 2016, seven new professors were simultaneously appointed to TUM and the Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP). The double-membership will ensure seamless connection of the research and teaching programs at both institutions. Together with four substantively relevant professorships from the subject spectrum of TUM they now make up the total of eleven founding professorships at the TUM School of Governance:

Contact

Dean
Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
dekanat@gov.tum.de

Administrative director
Dr. Claudia Höfer-Weichselbaumer
claudia.hoefer@tum.de

Contact

Dean
Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
dekanat@gov.tum.de

Administrative director
Dr. Claudia Höfer-Weichselbaumer
claudia.hoefer@tum.de