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Issue 05/2017 - November 13, 2017

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.

5 questions to the new student representatives:

“Quiet learning spaces are becoming scarcer”

Representing the interests of the TUM students: Paul Maroldt, Franziska Ochsenfarth, and Benedikt Retsch (from left to right) (Photo: AStA/TUM)

There have been changes in the leading positions of the TUM’s student representation. In 2017/2018, Benedikt Retsch will be chairman, while Paul Maroldt and Franziska Ochsenfarth will be representing the students and their concerns in the TUM’s Senate. Who are the three – and what are their plans?


New student registration records:

One third of all new students are international

An international audience: Now, TUM has a total of 41,000 students. (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)

The TUM is becoming increasingly international. Of the 13,000-plus new students who have registered for the winter semester, one third come from countries other than Germany – with international students accounting for almost a half of the Master’s programs.


Over 7,000 meals every day:

The new canteen at Campus Garching

Will be finished in 2018: The new canteen in Garching, as planned by the architects. (Image: meck architekten gmbh)

The construction on the new canteen at Campus Garching is coming along well. Recently, the topping-out ceremony took place. The building is expected to be finished in one year.


Master’s course of Radiation Biology:

More effective measures for cancer treatment

This Master’s course at TUM is unique in Europe: Anna Kirstein is one of the first graduates of “Radiation Biology”. (Photo: Uli Benz)

For the past two years, TUM was the only university in Europe to offer a Master’s course in Radiation Biology. Recently, the first group of students celebrated the successful completion of their course of studies. Anna Kirstein is one of the eight graduates. In an interview with TUMstudinews reporter Sabrina Czechofsky, she provides exciting insight into the course of studies.


AStA project work:

Credits for the “Galeriefest”

Points for commitment: Thomas Hallermeier co-organized the “Galeriefest” at TUM and received credits for it. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Organizing a public viewing event for the Super Bowl or working out a concept for a database for the student council… just examples of what TUM students can do in the framework of the MTCS project “AStA Projektarbeit” – which is worth three ETCS points, without having to learn for exams. TUM student Thomas Hallermeier participated last winter semester.


The effect of LED lighting:

A scientific view on football turf

To ensure that the field is fit for the next match, TUM researchers are exploring the impact of LED lighting and the climate on different types of sports turf. (Photo: Rhenac GreenTec AG)

What are the effects of LED lighting and the climate on different types of sports turf? At the greenhouse laboratory center Dürnast, this question is addressed by TUM researchers. Their findings serve as a basis for the development of new lighting systems for professional football.


Anniversary year 2018:

Beach volleyball fever at TUM

Best conditions: In 2018, students will compete for the World Cup at Bavaria’s largest and most modern beach volleyball facility. (Photo: ZHS)

Big events cast their shadows before: In the context of TUM’s 150th anniversary, the World University Championships (WUC) in beach volleyball will take place in Munich next year – at the TUM’s new beach volleyball facility in the middle of the Olympiapark.


Study financing:

Scholarships, BAföG, student loans

Short of money? The SSZ of the TUM and Studentenwerk München provide advice on the various possibilities to finance a course of studies. (Photo: photocase.de)

Sometimes, success in a course of studies is dependent on the financial situation – for who can concentrate on studying when struggling to pay the next rent?


A new wiki:

Free software for your studies

In the new Wiki, TUM students can find information regarding centrally provided software. (Photo: photocase)

Microsoft Office, MATLAB, virus protection & more: TUM provides you with numerous software products free of charge via campus licenses. To help you get to the software you need for your studies, the IT Servicecenter has now compiled all the central offerings in a wiki.


Knowing where to find information:

Courses of the University Library (for students)

How to obtain literature and juggle with it properly: the TUM University Library offers helpful courses. (Photo: lassedesignen/Fotolia)

In the winter semester, the University Library will again be offering many courses focusing on literature research and other topics. Let us show you how to quickly and effectively find the literature you need for your studies and your thesis.


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