Schools and Research Centers
Promoting pioneering research and readying talented minds to tackle the challenges of the future: this is why we networked our Schools and research centers across disciplinary boundaries – in a novel matrix structure that fosters innovation.
Seven Schools form the academic foundation of TUM and, with the departments within them, cover the major domains of science. This new structure breaks away from mono-disciplinary faculties. The Schools’ research and teaching focus on furthering sustainable innovation for the good of humankind, nature and society, with transdisciplinary connections forged by Integrative Research Institutes and other scientific institutions.
This is the most extensive reform in our university’s history, which stretches back over 150 years. We are fundamentally transforming the structure of TUM – moving from a faculty-based system to a new, innovation-fostering matrix of Schools and Integrative Research Institutes. The goal? To systematically network experts and students, thereby ensuring our sustained success as a leading university in international competition. This transformation is a crucial part of the TUM Agenda 2030, our future-focused concept from the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments.
How does TUM function as a modern scientific enterprise and one of the leading universities in Europe? From the TUM Board of Management to other bodies and central service institutions – get an overview of our university's overall structure.
Situated at the interfaces between our Schools, Integrative Research Institutes (IRIs) tackle future-focused issues with far-reaching implications. They bring together approaches, tools and expertise from research and teaching in various subjects, striving to find novel solutions to system-wide challenges.
By teaching data skills paired with artificial intelligence, machine learning and basic research, the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) bundles the strengths of TUM in data science across disciplinary boundaries.
The Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) brings together researchers from the fields of medicine, engineering, natural sciences and computer science. Together they develop and improve procedures for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
- Center for Organoid Systems (COS) - im Aufbau
The Munich Institute of Integrated Materials, Energy and Process Engineering (###MEP-Short###) combines research and development of modern materials and process engineering, sustainable energy systems and process design with the life sciences and their applications in biotechnology or medicine.
The Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) is dedicated to the development of intelligent machines to meet social challenges. Basic and applied research on robotics and AI always keep an eye on relevant disciplines such as ethics and law.
Interdisciplinary research, teaching, as well as the the development of sustainable technologies and their economic implementation, taking into account ecological and social contexts, is carried out at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability (TUM-CS).