Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition" was held in Las Vegas on Sunday. Eight student teams from around the world competed against one another, drilling with boring machines they had constructed themselves. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team, TUM Boring, managed to drill 22 of the total 30 meters necessary and came away the undisputed winner.
Studying at the Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines academic education at the cutting edge of current research with a lifelong commitment to education and an entrepreneurial mindset. Its unique range of disciplines includes engineering, natural sciences, life sciences, medicine, political and social sciences as well as management. As one of eleven German Universities of Excellence, it is one of the most renowned technical universities globally.
Current Information – Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
- “2G rule” for on-campus courses: access to on-campus courses only for students with proof of vaccination or recovery.
- “3G plus rule” for in-person exams: participation in in-peson exams only for students with proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test.
- Vaccination offers for students: www.tum.de/en/corona-vaccination
- Hygiene concept: mask mandate and contact tracing
- Please note the rules on notification if you develop corona symptoms, have been tested positive respectively have had contact with a person tested positive, or have entered the country from a risk area.
- Examination deadlines: study progress checks are extended again in winter semester 2021/22.
- Please be sure to check our info-website on current measures regularly for updates.
News from the Campus
According to Prof. Gerhard Müller, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the new corona regulations of the state of Bavaria provide a solid foundation for in-person instruction in the winter semester. At a joint press conference today with Bavaria's Minister of Science Bernd Sibler, Müller called on students to "Come back to campus!" The so-called 3G rule, according to which students must be vaccinated, recovered, or tested in order to attend classes in person, forms an essential building block of the university's planning, he said.
A heavy responsibility: The construction sector is responsible for around 40 percent of global CO2 emissions and 60 percent of waste generated in Germany. That is the challenge that the architecture students Michelle Hagenauer and Jakob Ohlenmacher wish to tackle with their sustainability action group “AG Nachhaltigkeit".
With a remote-controlled rover that can turn dust and sand into solid construction material, a team from the TUM student group WARR is taking part in the 2021 Field Campaign of the Space Innovation initiative, based in Switzerland. With their project, the students hope to contribute to the construction of the first human settlement away from Earth.
A stroll through the main Munich campus reveals frequent glimpses of Veronica Becker’s project. With their raised vegetable beds, she and her team are not only making the campus greener, but also more livable. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship gives her the freedom she needs to turn her ideas into reality.