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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.


Dmitrii Usynin
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Interview with Dmitrii Usynin about Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics

Earning a doctorate at two top universities

Computer Science researcher Dmitrii Usynin is working towards a doctorate at TUM and the renowned Imperial College London. He is among the first cohort enrolled at the Joint Academy for Doctoral Studies (JADS) established by the two universities, which is researching a variety of subjects in the area of “Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics“. In our interview, Dmitrii Usynin talks about his work in two different scientific cultures and two different cities.

Artificial Intelligence Campus news Research
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President Hofmann greets first-semester students in person on campus

Welcome to TUM!

University President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann finds it "the best event of the year": On Monday he was able to welcome thousands of new students to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) during the first-semester reception on the Garching campus. For the first time, as many as approximately 14,000 students have matriculated for the 2021 winter semester at TUM. 4,000 of the new students won in the lottery for party invitations and gathered together outdoors in front of the TUM Department of Mathematics.

Campus news Studies President
A kitchen in a student shared flat, in the center a table with four chairs
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Chiu-Li Tseng gives tips for finding accomodation and introduces TUM Living

Well equipped for apartment hunting

Anyone new to university, perhaps even coming to Germany for the first time, is initially faced with the challenge of finding an apartment at the place of study. This is not easy, especially in and around Munich. At TUM, however, there is plenty of support for students looking for a place to live. In this interview, Chiu-Li Tseng introduces some of the services and gives valuable tips on how to successfully find a room.

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Kirsten Bannert, part of the TUM General Student Advisory Service
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Mental Health Action Week

"Encourage and be approachable"

"We want to make sure that the topic of mental health is visible and talked about," says Kirsten Bannert, the organizer of the TUM4Mind project. This fall we will organize the third digital "Mental Health" action week. From November 8 to 12, 2021, there will be numerous interactive online workshops, in German and in English.

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Students at the Weihenstephan campus
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International enrollments at new all-time high

TUM grows to 48,000 students

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) continues to attract talented people from all over the world. As in the previous year, around 14,000 new students have enrolled in the approximately 180 degree programs offered in Munich, Garching, Freising, Straubing and Heilbronn. The number of students has now topped the 48,000 mark for the first time, with the share of international students at a record level of 38 percent.

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Not to be missed: Service for Students

Service, offers, deadlines

Take on a maths challenge, think about global waste reduction, plan a study abroad trip: Current dates, deadlines and offers for our students for the start of the winter semester 2021/22.

The express bus line X660 connects the Garching research campus directly with the TUM Freising campus.
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With the MVV express bus line X660 from campus to campus in 30 minutes

New connection between Garching and Freising

Just in time for the beginning of the winter semester at the universities, the new MVV express bus line X660 started on October 1, 2021. Thanks to the new connection passengers can travel with just a few stops from the Garching Research Campus to the Weihenstephaner Berg in Freising in just over half an hour.

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Student representative in the Senate of TUM Miriam Neuhäuser

The new student representative in the Senate of TUM Miriam Neuhäuser

Excited by the exchange of ideas

On October 1, 2021 Miriam Neuhäuser will join the TUM Senate as the other student representative alongside Henry Winner. The nutrition sciences student, who has become increasingly involved in student politics during her studies. What’s on her agenda?

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President Thomas F. Hofmann during the recording of the new podcast series "We are TUM".
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Cutting-edge research, student life and behind-the-scenes stories

Launch of podcast series "We are TUM"

The new German-language podcast series "We are TUM" meets the people who make the Technical University of Munich what it is: From top researchers to students and faculty to the "hidden champions" who usually remain behind the scenes. The episodes are introduced by President Thomas F. Hofmann.

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Natasha Msibi from the English Writing Center of the Technical University of Munich

English Writing Center at the Technical University of Munich:

A critical read-through

For those looking for expert input on the English version of their bachelor’s or master’s thesis, the specialists at the English Writing Center of the TUM Language Center are there to help. The service is open to students in all of the degree programs – free of charge and on a one-to-one basis.

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The TUM Boring Team in Las Vegas with the trophy for winning "Not-a-Boring-Competition".
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TUM students win Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition"

TUM Boring wins in Las Vegas

Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition" was held in Las Vegas on Sunday. Eight student teams from around the world competed against one another, drilling with boring machines they had constructed themselves. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team, TUM Boring, managed to drill 22 of the total 30 meters necessary and came away the undisputed winner.

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