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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.


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Not to be missed: Service for students

Dates, offers, suggestions

Listen to Beethoven at the Isarphilharmonie, hear Harald Lesch talk about the energy transition, boost your career at the IKOM or visit the Pabstzimmer in Raitenhaslach: Current offers, dates and ideas for our students.

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TUM student Roeya Khlifi with laptop
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TUM student Roeya Khlifi is committed to equality and diversity

“If you want to do something, just do it”

Informatics student Roeya Khlifi, 22, is a doer. She is taking decisive action to promote equality and diversity in her department at TUM. Because even now, in 2022, there are far too few women in IT.

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A new Bachelor's program and two new Master's degree programs this winter semester

New degree programs at TUM

A trans-disciplinary education, lifelong learning and curricula which not only reflect the developments of the Digital Transformation, but also anticipate them – the demands placed on good teaching are changing. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) continuously develops and expands its structures and teaching formats in order to meet these demands. Beginning in the 2022/23 winter semester TUM will offer three new degree programs and will continue the transition from faculties and departments to Schools.

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Doctorate candidate Tobias Teschemacher sits in front of a bridge in Brisbane, Australia.
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In Australia with civil engineer Tobias Teschemacher

Doing research down under

Sun and surfing, koalas and kangaroos – Australia is a dream destination for many people. But the fifth continent also has a lot to offer academically. Civil engineer Tobias Teschemacher reports on his research stay at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, where he worked on his doctorate and navigated the pitfalls of the COVID pandemic.

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These are the goals TUM has set itself for the development of teaching

University didactics for the talents of the future

A central pillar of the future concept TUM Agenda 2030 is the teaching reform, which documents the commitment of TUM to a fundamental transformation in teaching. The Technical University of Munich wants to create a framework for young talents to live out and develop their abilities, creativity and curiosity on a new level. To this end, the Technical University of Munich is questioning old habits, building new structures and developing teaching formats that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

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Students in electrical and computer engineering
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Digital leaders: THE Rankings rate top universities worldwide

TUM ranks 18th in training digital skills

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is among the 20 best universities in the world for providing students with the education they need for leadership roles in the digital transformation. That is one of the conclusions of the new Digital Leaders in Higher Education rankings prepared by Times Higher Education (THE).

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„That’s my Job“ – new Podcast of the TUM Community

Alumni report on their career paths

In "That's my Job", the new career podcast of the TUM Community, graduates of our university talk about their inspiring career paths. Students and other interested people receive tips for starting their careers and learn which concrete steps can lead to their dream job.

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TUM student Clara Sabel drove to the Polish-Ukrainian border eight times.
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TUM student Clara Sabel: volunteer work for Ukrainians

“There’s incredible range in what these people are going through”

Clara Sabel is studying mechanical engineering at TUM. But since the start of the war, she had been driving in aid convoys to the Polish-Ukrainian border. On the return journey, she carried people fleeing the conflict. With us she talks about what it means to put her own life on hold – because there are more important things to do.

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Students on a TUM campus
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CHE University Rankings: students evaluate engineering programs

High ratings for study conditions

Engineering students have awarded high ratings regarding various aspects of teaching at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In the latest ratings from the Center for Higher Education (CHE), TUM is listed in the top group in numerous categories.

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TUM student Sandra Paßreiter works on her laptop in a study area.
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Sandra Paßreiter shares her experiences from the first joint EuroTeQ courses

“It's great to see the idea of EuroTeQ becoming a reality”

With the EuroTeQ initiative, six European universities have set out to jointly shape the European engineering education of the future – all in the spirit of lifelong learning for holistic Human Centered Engineering. Sandra Paßreiter was one of the first students to take part in cross-university courses in the winter semester 2021/22. In the interview, she talks about her experiences. Her advice to interested students: “Just give it a try!”

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Researchers at the TUM Venture Lab Food/Agro/Biotech

New "Impact Ranking" from Times Higher Education

TUM defends first-place worldwide ranking for Innovation

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has successfully defended its Number 1 ranking in the "THE Impact Ranking" category "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure". The ranking looks at performance in research as well as at patents, spin-offs and collaboration with corporate entities.

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Johannes Brantl has constructed the Munich Compact Light Source (MuCLS), a highly complex machine for X-ray generation, as a detailed model.
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Interview with Johannes Brantl on a model of the Munich Compact Light Source

"Just do it, it's fun!"

Over 23,000 parts, 5,600 assembly steps and 900 hours: Johannes Brantl built a model of the Munich Compact Light Source (MuCLS), a particle accelerator for generating X-ray radiation, both as a virtual model and using Lego bricks. Brantl is conducting research as a doctoral candidate at the Chair of Biomedical Physics, which operates the MuCLS in Garching at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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