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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.


TUM student Maria Matveev is co-founder of the educational platform lern-fair.de.

Call for volunteers from the lern-fair.de educational platform

“Time isn’t something you have – it’s something you make”

Maria Matveev sees educational inequality as an enormous problem. The mathematics student has joined forces with fellow students to establish Lern-Fair, a platform to help disadvantaged pupils. It has already paired up 15,000 learning tandems – and many more volunteers are still needed.

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Gifty Baffour Awuah. The TUM student and doctor from Ghana was honored with the DAAD Prize in recognition of her outstanding work.
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Gifty Baffour Awuah – student, doctor, DAAD prize winner: a portrait

Expanding horizons

The Ghanaian student Gifty Baffour Awuah has a strong desire to promote intercultural understanding. This has inspired her interest in learning all she can about other healthcare systems. In recognition of her outstanding work in the Health Science master’s program at the Technical University of Munich, she has now been honored with the DAAD prize.

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Physician and mathematician recognized

Prize for Excellence in Teaching goes to Tilo Biedermann and Nada Sissouno

Prof. Dr. med. Tilo Biedermann and Dr. Nada Sissouno have been awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching at public universities in Bavaria. Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Bernd Sibler honored the physician and the mathematician at the suggestion of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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Not to be missed: Service for students

Offers, dates and suggestions

Discuss the climate, become a research professional at the university library, do something against potential procrastination: Current offers, dates and suggestions for our students at the turn of the year 2021/22.

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Students at the TUM develop a means of faster intervention for cardiac arrest victims

New drone type transports life-saving defibrillator

For cardiac arrest victims, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It’s vital that medical emergency response teams get to them quickly, but in more remote, rural areas this can sometimes be difficult. “HORYZN” is an initiative of students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and has developed a remote-controlled, AI-supported rescue drone with a defibrillator on board for just such emergencies.

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Playtesting by startup Brainsight

Brainsight startup develops neurotechnology-based playtesting:

“We have no time for bad games”

When they first met at the TUM Think.Make.Start young entrepreneurs program, Vladislav Samoilov and Philipp Zent quickly found common ground: they are both passionate gamers. And now they are also entrepreneurs. Their startup – called Brainsight – could revolutionize the world of playtesting.

Entrepreneurship Research Studies
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TUM Dies Academicus

Academic celebration highlights TUM successes in 2021

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) concluded the university year with the gala "Dies Academicus" celebration. Against a backdrop of the central impact of Corona pandemic restrictions on university life in 2021, President Thomas F. Hofmann spoke of the fantastic successes on the part of TUM students, employees, supporters and friends. He thanked the TUM family for its enormous dedication and had special praise for the medical personnel at the TUM clinics for excellent service under an "unbelievable workload."

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Portraits of the three winners of the Academicus 2021 ideas competition
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The winners of the Academicus 2021 ideas competition have been chosen

Award-winning ideas for a vibrant campus

For almost 20 years, the Academicus has honored ideas from students, teaching staff and employees that provide creative impulses for studying, teaching and campus life at TUM. In this year's competition, the jury awarded prizes for the “Outdoor Lecture Hall”, “TUMgoesOutside”, and “Community Tables”, three proposals that aim to make TUM's campuses even more lively, colorful, and open.

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Students at HackaTUM
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TUM takes 13th spot in the Global University Employability Ranking

Companies confirm optimal quality of degree programs

Graduates of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are in demand with companies worldwide. This is seen yet again in the latest edition of the Global University Employability Ranking, in which TUM holds the number 13 position. This places it among the top four universities in Europe.

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Dr. Christine Hoffmann (r.) hat in den vergangenen Wochen insgesamt 15 Sportlehramts-Studierende ausgebildet
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Project of the Applied Sports Science Unit aims to compensate for deficits

Students support swimming lessons

More and more children cannot swim safely. The situation was worsened by the fact that hundreds of thousands of children were unable to attend swimming courses due to the corona pandemic. Accordingly the number of swimming tests decreased by 70 percent. In a pilot project by the Applied Sports Science Unit at the Technical University of Munich, students have now been trained to support swimming lessons in primary schools.

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