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.
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:
- Chair of European and Global Governance: Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, Dean
- Chair of International Relations: Prof. Tim Büthe Ph.D.
- Professorship of Political Data Science: Prof. Dr. Simon Hegelich
- Professorship of Political Philosophy and Theory: Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog
- Professorship of Political Science: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann
- Professorship 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
- Professorship of Computational Social Science and Big Data: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer
- Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy: Prof. Miranda Schreurs Ph.D.
- Professorship of Policy Analysis: Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster