TUM students are active in a huge variety of projects, initiatives and clubs – from business consulting to development cooperations. They campaign for human rights, coach young people and promote on-campus intercultural exchange. By applying their academic knowledge, our students often embody TUM’s mission of thinking and acting like an entrepreneurial university. In the process, they have formed friendships and networks across Europe and the rest of the world.
Exchange of ideas: Students of Electrical and Computer Engineering can collect experience Europe-wide and make international contacts in workshops at universities and in companies. EESTEC
Debating club Munich
When debating at the club meetings or at tournaments, Munich students practice their communication and rhetoric skills – enabling them to join political debates and discussion. The club is a politically neutral platform. Debattierclub München
Model United Nations: Students re-enact the workings of the United Nations, create model committees and pass resolutions in the role of UN delegates. WorldMUN
Exciting platform: During this event, researchers go up against one another to try to impress the audience with their research topic or area of expertise. The audience then delivers its verdict on content, presentation and entertainment value. Science Slam
Original and engaging lectures: TEDxTUM organizes conferences, inviting experts from all areas to present their ideas, share their experiences and speak about innovation and technology. TEDxTUM
Innovation and sustainability
Providing water for the world: School-goers and students are challenged to build their own energy-independent desalination plants in a biennial competition. DeSal Challenge
“Umwelt” lecture series
Since 1985, speakers from nature conservation organizations and the worlds of research and business have delivered talks on environmental technology, health, consumer rights and climate protection. “Umwelt” lecture series
Europe-wide student forum: From conferences in Budapest to cultural events in Ljubljana – AEGEE promotes cooperation and intercultural exchange between young people in Europe. AEGEE
Looking for work experience? The Munich local committee helps students find work experience abroad and supports international interns who have come to Munich. IAESTE
C2 – Campus-Cneipe
Social hub for the Garching campus: With events like Pasta Friday, Pizza Week or the weekly pub quiz, the C2 bar is a fun place for students to hang out. C2 – Campus−Cneipe
Freisinger Studentenleben e.V.
Welcome to Freising: Current and past students make everyone feel at home in Freising by organizing numerous events and opportunities to make new friends. Freisinger Studentenleben
SNiP – magazin
By students for students: The campus magazine for biotechnology and life sciences reports on the latest research developments, campus news and student life. Link to Facebook-page
AIAS München e. V.
Saving lives with stem cells: The AIAS e.V. team in Munich provides young people with information about leukemia and encourages students to sign up to the German bone marrow registry (DKMS). AIAS e.V.
Highlighting issues and effecting change: The Munich campus group uses art auctions, information stands and talks to raise awareness of human rights. Amnesty International
Travel for a good cause: Get as far as possible in only 36 hours, as a team of two without any money – and raise funds for an educational project in Tanzania (Jambo Bukoba e.V.). BreakOut
Campus for Change
Taking responsibility: Students provide assistance for people in need in Germany and around the world, highlighting social problems and undertaking projects to tackle them. Campus for Change
From Munich to Burkina Faso: This student group is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life by helping them support themselves financially.
Engineers without Borders
Development cooperation: Students and engineers jointly develop sustainable concepts to improve power and water supplies around the world. Engineers without Borders
Workshops for pupils: The club “MPhasis” connects pupils from middle and secondary schools with companies that are looking for apprentices. They are taught soft skills and key qualifications in various workshops. MPhasis website
Nightline München e.V.
Listeners telephone – from students for students. Voluntary students help their fellow students with a sympathetic ear on the telephone. Nightline München e.V.
Rock your Life
Students volunteering their time as career coaches help schoolkids from difficult homes and socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Rock your Life
Getting involved: This TUM: Junge Akademie project group promotes social engagement at TUM. University students and employees can use the initiative’s new platform to apply for positions advertised by social institutions. TUMsocial
Free education for pupils: following the example set by Wikipedia students build up a free platform for pupils with loads of explanations, exercises, videos and lectures. Serlo.org
Forging links: This TUM: Junge Akademie project group strengthens ties between TUM students, alumni and the university itself. It also organizes the TUM campus run. wachsTUM
Weitblick is a non-profit initiative formed by students who believe in equal education for all, world-wide. With us, Munich students from all fields of study can utilize their unique talents in creative ways and help bring life to different projects. Weitblick München
Entrepreneurship and economy
180 Degrees Consulting
Business consulting: The students in 180 Degrees Consulting provide advice to charitable and social organizations. Their aim is to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions. 180 Degrees Consulting
Student consulting services: Academy Consult members gain experience in the working world by providing their consulting expertise to companies in a wide range of sectors. Academy Consult
Build a network throughout Germany: Organize career fairs, special theme days and training courses with Bonding student initiative. Bonding Student Initiative (German)
EUROAVIA München e.V.
The world of aerospace: This student initiative puts members in touch with the aerospace industry in Munich and around the world. EUROAVIA München e.V.
Marketing initiative MTP
Gain practical marketing experience with Germany's largest student initiative dedicated to marketing. Offers include talks, project work, trainings, symposiums, and social events. MTP
The desire to balance business ethics with economic interests brings together this association of Munich university students. Through various initiatives and events, they promote issues such as sustainability, corporate responsibility, green investments and social entrepreneurship, teaming up with institutes, NGOs and various companies to support their efforts. Sneep: local Munich chapter
Getting enthusiastic about entrepreneurship: Students learn about successful startups, work together with them – and invite entrepreneurs to their course of lectures. STARTmunich
TU Investment Club
Understanding the financial market: This club organizes training seminars and encourages members to develop their own theories on financial developments. TU Investment Club
TUM Business Club e.V.
Working with companies: This student initiative organizes lectures, seminars and excursions with economic and political decision-makers. TUM Business Club e.V. (German)