TUMstudinews - The Newsletter for students of TUM
Issue 01/2018 - February 7, 2018

TUMstudinews: The Newsletter for Students

Don't miss anything: Important dates and infos for students, stories from the campus, interviews – this and more you can find in our newsletter TUMstudinews. It is published three times per semester. On this site you can subscribe and read all previous issues.

150 years of TUM:

The anniversary website has gone live

150 years of Culture of Excellence - TUM is celebrating its birthday! All information is available at www.150.tum.de. (Graphic: TUM/KW9)

TUM is celebrating a very special birthday! What started off as a “Polytechnische Oberschule” in 1868 is now – 150 years later – to be seen as a player in the top league. Today, TUM is one of the best universities in Europe. The website www.150.tum.de offers exciting stories, all the important dates of the year, and information on how you can congratulate.

Lutz Klausmann at the Paralympics:

Guidance in Pyeongchang

In March, TUM student Lutz Klausmann will accompany an athlete at the biathlon competition of the Paralympic Games. (Photo: Ralf Kuckuck, DBS Academy)

Lutz Klausmann is a student of Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science in his 4th Master’s semester. In March, he will accompany the biathlete Nico Messinger to the Paralympics in South Korea. In a telephone interview we did while he was at the World Cup in the Black Forest, he told us about his impressive hobby.

A new show on BR Television:

“It is my philosophy to convey knowledge in an exciting manner”

"Good to know": Philip Häusser, who completed his doctoral thesis at TUM, is co-moderator of a new show on BR Television. (Photo: BR/Markus Konvalin)

Philip Häusser leads a double life. He studied Physics and has recently submitted his doctoral thesis in the field of Computer Science at TUM. In his other life, Philip appears in scientific TV programs. A few weeks ago, the BR broadcasted his latest show “Gut zu wissen”.

Hot water production:

Collectors on the roof of the world

Travelled far for his Master's thesis: TUM student Tilman Rüdiger in Nepal. (Photo: private)

For his Master’s thesis, Tilman Rüdiger spent three weeks in Nepal. In an interview with TUMstudinews reporter Sabrina Czechofsky, Tilman reports how he was able to combine work and leisure – and why he wouldn’t want to have missed this experience.

A workshop on making glass apparatuses:

An invitation to Addis Ababa

At the University of Addis Ababa, interns practice the first steps of glass apparatus construction. (Photo: private)

Hans Münstermann is head of the Scientific Glassblowers Workshop at the TUM Faculty of Chemistry. Recently, he traveled from Garching to Ethiopia to conduct a workshop on making glass apparatuses at the University of Addis Ababa. In an interview for TUMstudinews, Münstermann talked about what he experienced there – and how his field of profession is changing.

A service of the AStA:

25 new rental laptops

Need a laptop to do your homework or finish a presentation? You can borrow one from TUM's AStA! (Photo: Uli Benz)

Are you in need of a laptop for your homework or a presentation? If so, you can borrow one from the AStA!


Working together online

Store 50 GB of data safely with Sync+Share. (Photo: Uli Benz)

Surely, you already know Sync+Share, which can be described as a the Leibniz Computer Center’s adaption of “Dropbox”. With 50GB of storage, this service allows you to store data safely, to share it with other students, family, and friends, and to sync it across all your devices.

A steel construction in the courtyard of Main Campus:

Research pavilion

A student design by Denis Hitrec: He made use of the new method of asymptotic lines. (Photo: Denis Hitrec)

In autumn 2017, a very special steel structure was installed in the courtyard of the TUM’s Main Campus: the pavilion INSIDE/OUT. The name refers to the twisted shape, due to which the inside is turned outward.

A film that promotes the STEM subjects:

“Täglich unter Männern”

Off to the shooting (left to right): Lena Karbe (HFF), Helena Hufnagel (HFF), Adina Mungenast (FFF), Prof. Michael Gutmann (HFF), Maria Furtwängler, Alina Stiegler, Prof. Doron Wisotzky (HFF), Prof Klaus Diepold (TUM) and Sebastian Stojetz (HFF) (Photo: HFF)

“Täglich unter Männern” (“Among men every day”) is the working title of a web series that focuses on science. It was shot in autumn and winter 2017 at various locations of TUM and other sites in Munich. Currently, the team is doing post-production and editing.

Students help students:

The Munich Nightline has an open ear

An open ear for students in Munich: The Nightline is there for you on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 pm to 0:30 am. (Photo: Nightline Munich)

Lovesickness, test anxiety, conflicts in the flat share… typical problems in student life – and the Munich Nightline listens if there’s nobody else who can lend an open ear. The phone service is run by students of all universities and scientific disciplines. They listen to their fellow students’ worries – anonymously, free of charge, and confidentially.

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