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  • Renewed increase in internationalization at TUM

    A new record semester begins

    TUM students in a lecture hall with a view on Munich

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is launching the winter semester of its 150th year with more record-breaking statistics: Approximately 13,800 young talents have matriculated as new students in Munich, Garching, Freising, Straubing, Heilbronn and Singapore, with more than one third coming to the German locations from abroad. This means the share of international students at TUM has grown from 20 to 30 percent within only five years.

  • PYLOTUM: New TUM overseas lab opens in Asia

    TUM expands German-Chinese stomach cancer research partnership

    Prof. Markus Gerhard (left) in his laboratory at TUM. Together with his collegue Prof. Pan Kai Feng of the Peking University Health Science Center he is in charge of the new overseas lab for stomach cancer research. (Image: Juli Eberle / TUM)

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is expanding its network in Asia and is simultaneously focusing on research hubs that can leverage mutually complementary expertise to create a unique position. Under one such flagship project, TUM and Peking University have bundled their stomach cancer research efforts in a joint laboratory, which opened on October 10. Here, an international team of scientists will investigate diagnosis and treatment options for this form of cancer.

  • Prof. Hermann Kaufmann explains why he sees wood as the building material of the future

    "Timber construction helps to address the issue of carbon emissions"

    Since 2002, Hermann Kaufmann is professor for Architectural Design and Timber Construction at TUM. (Image: Martin Polt)

    After years of relative neglect, timber construction is making a comeback. All over the world, architects are now using wood in designs of houses and even high-rise buildings. Hermann Kaufmann holds the Chair of Timber Construction at the Institute for Architectural Design and Building Technology in the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview he explains why wood is an excellent choice as a climate-friendly material and how it can be used to build affordable housing.

  • Additive manufacturing: International conference demonstrates major TUM expertise

    New materials and methods in 3D printing

    The photo shows the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process.

    Components for vehicles and cars, individual medical implants or even building facades and entire houses: Additive manufacturing, also known informally as 3D printing, is revolutionizing manufacturing technologies. An expert conference at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) illustrates the wide spectrum covered by this technology and provides an insight into the broadly deployed expertise of TUM.

  • Five-part web series "Technically Single" debuts on October 13

    Women heroes from engineering

    Showdown in the lab: Juli (Alina Stiegler) confronts her ex-boyfriend Tossi (Lázló Branko Breiding) with the help of polygraph robot Poppy. (Image and video: COCOFILMS / KARBE FILM)

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is blazing new trails with a web series intended to raise interest among young women for university studies in one of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Starting October 13, "Technically Single" will be available for viewing on the streaming platform Maxdome and the online channel Sixx. In an interview Klaus Diepold, Professor for Data Processing at TUM and the initiator of the series, and TUM alumnus Tobias Grabmeier, Creative Producer of the series, spoke with us about role models and working together with famous German actress Maria Furtwängler.

  • Open House Day at the Technical University of Munich

    A glimpse into the future

    From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Open House Day on Oct. 13, 2018, offers nearly 800 activities – an exciting programm for all ages (Image: U. Benz / TUM)

    Exciting insights into the world of science and research, with experiments, guided tours and lectures: The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites you to Open House Day on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11 am to 6 pm. And to celebrate its 150th anniversary, TUM will open the doors at all its locations this year!

  • TUM opens Geriatronics User and Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Independent living for the elderly with robotic assistants

    Bavarian State Mnister Dr. Florian Hermann tests a shaving robot. In the background, Dr. Sigrid Meierhofer, mayor of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Professor Sami Haddadin are talking.

    As life expectancies in industrial countries get longer, qualified nursing care workers are in increasingly short supply. A project at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to remedy this problem: at the TUM User and Research Center for Geriatronics, which opened on Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, robotic assistants will be developed and tested in field studies with the aim of helping old people to live independently. The project will receive support from the Bavarian state government and the municipality of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

  • TUM students win DesignChallenge by NASA and DLR once again

    Ultra-efficient aircraft "eRay" from Munich

    [Translate to en:] Mit dem "eRay" kreierte das siegreiche Team der TUM ein ultraeffizientes Flugzeug. (Bild: DLR, CC-BY 3.0)

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States have announced the winners of their joint design competition in Washington DC. As in 2017, students of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) prevailed on the German side: With their aircraft design "eRay", the students managed to radically reduce energy consumption. More than one hundred teams from the United States and Germany entered the competition. The winning teams were honored during a symposium at NASA headquarters in Washington DC.

  • Largest study on the sexual behavior of heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual men

    What kind of sex do German men have at 45?

    In the largest German study scientists of the Technical University of Munich evaluated the sexual behavoir of men aged 45. (Image: JumlongCh / istockphotos)

    12,354 men at the age of 45 spoke about sex for a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The study makes some discrepancies statistically tangible for the first time: for example, about ten percent of gay men have had sex with a woman in the last three months. About 6 percent were "hidden homosexuals", who saw themselves as homosexual, but had sex only with women and were often married.

  • Decline in native fish species – invasive species on the increase

    Changing fish stocks

    Kessler gobies and other goby species from the Black Sea originally came to Bavaria via the ballast water of the ships and are today strongly represented in the Danube and Main rivers.  (Picture: J. Geist/ TUM)

    The majority of Bavaria's watercourses are in poor ecological condition. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now conducted the first systematic analysis of long-term data on fish stocks in the Upper Danube, Elbe and Main rivers. The team concluded that native fish species are on the verge of extinction, while the populations of some invasive species are increasing.

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