Academic Awards and Honors

Numerous Nobel Prizes, Leibniz Prizes and Humboldt Professorships: Academics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are regularly honored with major science awards. The university also confers some prestigious awards and honors of its own.

Excellence Strategy

In fall 2018, TUM got off to a strong start in the new excellence competition run by the German Government and the federal states. More on TUM's success in the excellence strategy

Nobel Prize medal
To date, 17 TUM professors and alumni have received the Nobel Prize – the world’s most prestigious award for scientific achievement.Image: © ® The Nobel Foundation
Mathematician and Leibniz awardee Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth
Mathematician Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth is one of 20 recipients of the Leibniz Prize at TUM.Image: Andreas Heddergott
Prof. Matthias Tschöp with a working group in a laboratory
Alexander von Humboldt Professor Matthias Tschöp focuses on molecular signaling pathways in the study of diabetes and insulin resistance.Image: Andreas Heddergott
Engineering scientist Prof. Sandra Hirche
In 2013, Prof. Sandra Hirche received Europe’s foremost research prize, the ERC Grant, for her research in control engineering.Image: Astrid Eckert
Communications engineer Prof. Gerhard Kramer
Communications engineer Prof. Gerhard Kramer was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2010.Image: Astrid Eckert
Engineering geologist Prof. Michael Krautblatter with students in a cave
Outstanding performance in teaching: Engineering geologist Prof. Michael Krautblatter is just one of a number of award-winning lecturers at the university.Image: Andreas Heddergott

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Dr. rer. pol. Christine Rupp
Technical University of Munich
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