TUMstudinews - The Newsletter for students of TUM
Issue 03/2015 - June 23, 2015
Brewing and Beverage Technology:

More than just beer

Family tradition: Nadja von Nessen is a student of Brewing and Beverage Technology at TUM Weihenstephan. She made her career choice when she was still a teenager. (Photo: Barbara Wankerl)

Weihenstephan is a place where beer is being brewed since the Middle Ages. No wonder that the historic site is a home to one of the oldest faculties focusing on Brewing: In 2015, the faculty celebrated its 150th anniversary. We talked to Nadja von Nessen – who is in the second semester of her Master's studies – asking her what, in her opinion, makes this course of studies so special.

Press manager Florian Schorer:

TUM goes G7

TUM student Florian Schorer, who is from the Loisachtal, worked as a press manager  at the G7 summit. He inherited the "Lederhosen" from his grandfather. (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)

Directly involved: Only few people were able to be as close to the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau at the beginning of June as Florian Schorer. The TUM student was allowed to work in the press center of the G7 meeting and to represent the region. In an interview with TUMstudinews-reporter Sabrina Czechofsky, he reports about his impressions and tells us whose hands he shook at the summit.


Phone-support by Johanna Laenge

How to apply for a course of studies correctly? Who can provide help concerning the TUMonline-account? Sometimes, studying does pose some difficulties – but, fortunately, the Student Service Centre (SSZ) has a telephone-hotline. Here, students provide quick and hassle-free advice for other students, without you having to wait or to try and find out who might be responsible.  Johanna Laenge, who has been doing the job for several months now, describes her job.

Project "Hospiz macht Schule":

Taking a limousine into afterlife

Not afraid about death: Verena Heinrich is a student of Medicine at TUM and is involved in "Hospiz macht Schule". (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

No one likes to talk about dying and death – but it's something Verena Heinrich does in her spare time. The TUM student does volunteer work for the project "Hospiz macht Schule", initiated by the network of hospices and palliative institutions in the district of Munich. Together with other volunteers, she visits schools and talks to the school pupils about the last phase of life.

Fog catchers in Morocco:

Small steps to make the world a better place

Belinda Fleischmann from the Enactus-project "fog catchers" in Morocco: "The entire value is supposed to remain in the country." (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Harvesting water from fog – this is what eight students of the TU München focus on. Not in Germany, where water comes from the tap, but in southern Morocco. In this region of Africa, water supplies are often scarce. Belinda Fleischmann, the group's spokesperson, tells us how they are planning to distribute the water and what is important to them in doing so.

New sports facilities at campus Garching:

Climbing the “Atomic Egg”

Harmless: Climbing  the "Atomic Egg" at the TUM's new sporting grounds in Garching. (Photo: Michael Höhne)

Beach volleyball, basketball and bouldering – the new features of the sports facility at campus Garching: Next to the interim-auditoriums, there is now a large area with showers and changing rooms … and a climbing-tower that looks like Garching’s “Atomic Egg”.