Dates, Events, Trivia
New cars at the ready: TUfast has constructed two new cars. The team will present them to the public on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The rollout will take place at the Karlsplatz (Stachus) in Munich at 7:30 pm. TUfast started off as a student initiative more than 10 years ago. Since then, the team has built 15 different race cars. Just like in a professional enterprise, the junior engineers carry out all the tasks themselves – and successfully: the cars built by TUfast reached several top rankings in the international Formula Student competitions. More: Rollout TUfast 2015
Discussion group: "Studying as a parent"
It is quite a challenge to be a parent and to manage a course of studies at the same time. The discussion group for students with children – initiated by TUM.Family and the Studentenwerk München – is the right place to clarify important questions and to get to know other student parents. The main topic is "childcare". Bring your kids along, there’s a play area! Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in Garching, Walther-Meissner-Str. 1, Room E40 (the gray building to the left of the Examination Office and the UTG). Please register: Alexandra Schulz, TUM.Family – Familienservice, familienservice(at)zv.tum.de
Lecture on the book burnings of 1933
Prof. Peter J. Brenner, Director of the TUM’s archive, will hold a lecture focusing on the book burnings of 1933 (Title: "Königsplatz, 10. Mai 1933: Die TH München und die Bücherverbrennung") on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 4 pm in the Vorhoelzer Forum. The lecture is part of the second "Kunstarealfest" in Munich. On May 9 and 10, there will also be an exhibition in the Vorhoelzer Forum (Title "Technik - Wissenschaft - Politik: Die TH München in der Arcisstrasse"). Opening hours are 11 am to 6 pm on both days, admission is free.
Lecture cycle on environmental topics: Consumption in transition
Since 1985! The lecture cycle on environmental topics (“Ringvorlesung Umwelt”) is the longest standing lecture series organized by TUM students on an honorary basis. This semester, the focus will be on consumption in transition. The lectures will be about visions of a world without money (May 13, 2015), about who is responsible for our eating behaviour (June 10, 2015) or the culture of repairing (July 8, 2015) – on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 9 pm, HS 2750, Main Campus.
The "Lange Nacht der Uni" 2015
Staying up all night: At the "Lange Nacht der Uni", which will take place in the night of May 28/29, 2015, ten lecturers of TUM and the LMU will hold humorous lectures on their respective areas of expertise. The event starts at 8 pm. You will be able to buy food and drinks – and there’s free coffee at midnight. At 5:00 o’clock in the morning, the last lecture will be held Prof. Gerhard Müller, TUM Chair of Structural Mechanics. The title is "Raumakustik nach Mitternacht" ("room acoustics after midnight"). Location: TUM Audimax. More information: "Lange Nacht der Uni 2015"
Journalism job training alongside a course of studies
Study at TUM and become a journalist! Both is possible, thanks to the job training offer of ifp, a school of journalism in Munich. The application period ends on May 31, 2015, and applications are open to Catholic students up to the fourth semester as well as to school-leavers who obtained their “Abitur”. The training course – which corresponds to a scholarship – starts in the semester break of spring 2016 and lasts for three years. More: Journalistenschule ifp
"MINT studies": Extend your network
Fraunhofer’s orientation and networking program "Talent Take Off – Vernetzen" in Berlin offers important decision support for "MINT"-students or graduates. It’s also a good opportunity to get to know like-minded people from all over Germany and meet researchers who can provide information about careers, research successes and obstacles. There will also be workshops on topics such as MatLab, app programming, financing a course of studies, scientific publishing, presentation skills, science slams or mathematical modelling. When? June 25 to 28, 2015. Where? In Berlin. Costs: 100 Euros, including accommodation, meals, bus transfers and leisure program. For more information and to register, please refer to www.fraunhofer.de/vernetzen
Engineers needed: VDI-Award 2015
Innovative solutions, particular economic importance and social relevance: Engineers from southern Bavaria and Austria can submit a diploma thesis, a Master's thesis, a Bachelor’s thesis or a dissertation for the VDI-Award. Deadline: July 10, 2015. The winners will be able to present their work in the course of a special event and will also be featured in the journal "Technik in Bayern". To apply, please contact bv-muenchen(at)vdi.de.
Care services for TUM-members
A family member needs care … students can be affected too! TUM now has a new partner – the “ElternService AWO” – that can provide detailed advice. Questions may include levels of care, financing and provision of respite care centres or outpatient care. The ElternService AWO is also able to find an emergency care solution within 24 hours (on weekdays). Contact: TUM.Family – Familienservice, Alexandra Schulz, Phone -22319, schulza(at)zv.tum.de. More information: Care of family members
The "Agentur für Arbeit" offers career guidance
The higher education team of the employment office (“Agentur für Arbeit”) will help you along with your transition from higher education into working life, offering career guidance and an event series on applications and career entry strategies. To the current programme of the employment office