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Exchange and best practice for lecturers from all disciplines

This is precisely the point where the next Summer Teaching Forum comes in. It will will take place on Tuesday, 11 May, registration is still possible. Here, lecturers from all disciplines can exchange ideas, develop visions together and discuss best practices in university didactics.

Informatics lecturer Dr. Stephan Krusche also values this exchange. In 2020, he was awarded the Ars legendi Prize for his digital teaching.

„Corona has pushed digital teaching and online exams. In the future, we will still return to meet and network on campus and offer hybrid teaching formats. Innovative and interactive teaching existed before Corona. The framework may have changed, but the joy of teaching remains, also with digital formats.”— Dr. Stephan Krusche, Department of Informatics

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What is good teaching in the virtual space?

At the current summer forum on 11 May, the focus will be on combining online teaching with on-campus courses, electronic exams, and how to design good teaching in the virtual space.


Research at the Professorship for Physics of Energy Conversion
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New issue of QS World University Rankings

TUM among top 25 in five subjects

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is among the world’s 25 best universities in five subjects and among the top 50 in six other areas. These are among the results of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. TUM placed 19th overall in engineering sciences and 28th in natural sciences.

TUM in Rankings
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Not to be missed: Service for students

Dates, offers and ideas

Become a professional user of the university library, stay mentally healthy, plan your career and row across Lake Olympia: Current offers, dates and suggestions for our students.

Campus news Studies
Christopher Chvalina in diving gear under water
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TUM without borders: Christopher Chvalina, globetrotter

From deep-sea diving in Mexico to a soccer academy in South Africa

Christopher Chvalina is studying sport science at TUM. He is now completing an internship in South Africa, where he is teaching soccer skills to youngsters from the townships around Capetown. But his journey began in Mexico.

Former scholarship student Bianca Monzer takes the podium at the annual Deutschlandstipendium celebration.
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Deutschlandstipendium program marks 10th anniversary with new record

Scholarships for 836 students

The Deutschlandstipendium has been a success story at TUM. In its tenth year, the program is awarding more scholarships than ever before. With a total of 836 students receiving financial and non-material support in 2021/2022, the growth in the family of sponsors and scholarship students shows no sign of slowing down in the anniversary year.

Campus news Studies President
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TUM Integration Program and Direct Financial Aid

Support for Students Impacted by War on Ukraine

The war on Ukraine has made it impossible for many young people to continue their studies. In response to these extraordinary circumstances, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has launched an integration program to provide students impacted by the war with unbureaucratic access to the university environment. Also, TUM will support students in financial need with direct aid.

Campus news Studies
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First placements at TUM Institute for Advanced Study

Fellowship program for Ukraine researchers up and running

In response to the devastating war in Ukraine, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has launched a fellowship program that makes it possible to host displaced researchers in Bavaria. A mere two weeks after the program's launch, six scientists from Ukraine have found placements together with their families.

Campus news
"Choking under pressure" refers to when people fail under stress. A dynamic squeezing with the left hand can counteract this.
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A dynamic left-hand squeeze helps to optimize performance

A remedy against choking under pressure

The images are legendary: Tennis stars who hit the deciding match ball just outside the line, golfers who putt the ball past the cup from only inches away, and speakers who suddenly can't say a word. These individuals all have one thing in common: They are unable to access their performance abilities in a crucial situation. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) investigated the phenomenon and has come up with a solution.

TUM student Polina Pelkonen was at the Chemical Kitchen.
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Chemical Kitchen for elite degree program Biomedical Neurosciences

Space for creativity

Kitchens and laboratories have a lot in common. So it’s no coincidence that a commercial kitchen was booked to give new students in the elite Biomedical Neurosciences program a non-threatening introduction to lab methods in the first week of their studies.

Studies Teaching
TUM student and curator of the anniversary exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne
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Anniversary exhibition of the Pinakothek der Moderne

“An enormous desire to think new thoughts”

“Twenty – now what? The Pinakothek der Moderne from the competition to the present” – With this exhibition at the Architekturmuseum of TUM, the splendid building in Barer Strasse is marking its twentieth anniversary. For TUM student Ella Neumaier, 26, the task of curating the exhibition was a plunge into the deep end.

Campus news Studies
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Aid Programs at TUM for Our Community Members Affected by War in the Ukraine

Call for Donations for Students and Scholarships for Researchers

The war in the Ukraine has plunged countless numbers of people into adversity. We at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) stand in solidarity with those affected and are thus launching two aid programs of our own. These programs are intended for researchers from the Ukraine and affected TUM students.

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