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”
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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.
Scholarships, BAföG, student loans
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
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)
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.