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 faculty will conceive several degree programs in the upcoming months. The School of Governance will also participate in the education of engineers and physical scientists. A Bachelor's degree program will begin in winter semester 2016/17 at the Hochschule für Politik München (HfP) - Bavarian School of Public Policy, combining political science with modules from the technical and life sciences subjects taught at TUM.
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:
- Professor of Computational Social Science and Big Data: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer
- Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy: Prof. Miranda Schreurs Ph.D.
- Chair of European and Global Governance: Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt
- Chair of International Relations: Prof. Tim Büthe Ph.D.
- Professor of Policy Analysis: Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster
- Professor of Political Data Science: Prof. Dr. Simon Hegelich
- Professor of Political Philosophy and Theory: Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog
- Professor of Political Science: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann
- Professor of Gender Studies in Engineering: Prof. Dr. Susanne Ihsen
- Chair of Business Ethics: Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge
- Chair of Sociology of Science: Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen