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 previous issues.

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Not to be missed: Service for students

Dates, offers, suggestions

Test a hearing loss in the anechoic chamber, toast under the maypole, share experiences by the open fire or paddle across Lake Olympia in a dragon boat: Current offers, dates and ideas for our students for the start of the summer semester 2023.

Campus news Studies
Clara Buchholz from the university group she.codes.
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Clara Buchholz from the she.codes university group

A question of promoting talent

When children develop their professional interests, the social environment is extremely formative. Girls often still lack female role models in the field of computer science. The university group she.codes wants to change that and get girls excited about programming.

Community Campus news Studies Teaching
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Top Bavarian government officials encourage TUM students

Summer semester officially starts

The new summer semester began on Monday for over 50,000 students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The official kick-off featured a lecture attended by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume.

Community Campus news Studies Teaching President
Biomedical Engineering Research
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Speaker Series Biomedical Engineering in the summer semester 2023

We are MIBE Speaker Series

Organoids, 3D printing in medicine or CRISPR-Cas - in the "We are MIBE Speaker Series", scientists from the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) give insights into their research. The scientific talks last about 60 minutes, take place in Garching and will be streamed online.

Community Campus news
Portrait of Werner Lang
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Interview with Werner Lang, new Vice President Sustainable Transformation

“The response from the students is gigantic”

Being a role model for sustainable social change – that is the goal of TUM. Prof. Werner Lang, the new Vice President Sustainable Transformation, is key figure in these efforts. Here the sustainable building expert talks about how he found his vocation and where he hopes to lead TUM.

Community Sustainability Campus news
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Student tunnel boring team takes the title in Texas

TUM Boring wins for the second time in a row

Another victory for TUM Boring in the "Not-A-Boring Competition" in the USA. Last weekend international student teams competed against one another for the second time with the tunnel boring machines they build themselves. In addition to the high speed at which the Munich students were able to bore their tunnel in the competition, the new choice of starting point for the hole played a decisive role in the team's win.

Mobility Studies President
Student Michaela Benthaus in a wheelchair.

“TUMcampus” Magazine Issue 1/2023

The sensation of weightlessness

Student Michi Benthaus is training to make her dream of space flight a reality - and she has already experienced weightlessness. Read more in this issue. We also report on research at TUM into multiple sclerosis and look at where data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence come together at our university. And: join online editor Andreas Schmidt on a trip to Singapore to learn about the TUM Asia campus.

Campus news
Biophysics laboratory at TUM
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QS World University Rankings by Subject

TUM among top 25 in five subjects

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject TUM ranks among the 25 best universities worldwide in five subjects. TUM is also among the top 50 in seven other subjects. In the overall subject groups of Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences, TUM is ranked number 28th each.

Research Studies TUM in Rankings
Students of the "Responsible Robotics" team together with the assistant robot MIRMI at the Project Weeks 2023.
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Impressions from the pilot phase of TUM's new teaching format

Out of university, straight into practice: the 2023 Project Weeks

Whether sustainability, digitization or healthcare: many of the most important topics of our time transcend disciplinary boundaries. With the Project Weeks, TUM has therefore created a new teaching format in which students and teachers across disciplines, curricula and locations dedicate themselves to topics for which they are personally passionate and which are of great social relevance. The pilot phase took place at the beginning of this year – a successful start, as the participants report.

Campus news Studies Teaching
Microscopy image show the movements of filaments in a cell’s scaffolding

“Faszination Forschung” Magazine no. 29

The physics of self-organisation in biology

What exactly is a 'good' innovation? We explore the social, political, and ethical dimensions of this question. Further highlights of this issue: A special 3D printing technique can be used to create scaffolds for new heart valves, RNA-based drugs could cure COVID-19 and other diseases in the future, and an interdisciplinary approach promises new insights into how cells move and form structures.

Artificial Intelligence Sustainability Campus news Entrepreneurship Research
Four students in a seminar room, in the foreground a lecturer out of focus.
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Five outstanding lecturers honored for excellence in teaching

Dedicated to good teaching

Combining the latest research findings with innovative teaching methods and activating didactic concepts are at the heart of the Mission Statement "Excellence in Teaching and Learning at TUM". The more than 6,000 teachers at our university fulfill this promise with passion and commitment together with the students day by day. With Claudia Eckert, Christian Feilcke, Linda Liang, Friederike Schmidt-Graf and Cathleen Zeymer, five lecturers have now been honored for their exceptional contributions to excellence in teaching.

Campus news Studies Teaching
cene from the shooting of the pitch videos at the TUM Future Learning Initiative 2020.
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Wanted: Student ideas for innovations in teaching

The TUM Future Learning Initiative 2023 is about to start

Dynamic, competence-oriented and at the cutting edge – the teaching of the future is being shaped at TUM. Who knows better what it takes to achieve this than our students. The TUM Future Learning Initiative (TFLI) aims to turn their ideas into reality. President Thomas F. Hofmann therefore invites all TUM students and alumni to submit their proposals to the competition from March 1 to April 30.

Campus news Studies Teaching


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