The film portrait of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) "150 Jahre culture of excellence" has reached the finals of the image film competition of the Munich Metropolitan Region. A jury selected the ten best films from over 100 submissions in two categories. The final decision is now up to the audience.
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This year's “Shanghai Ranking” yet again rates the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany's best technical university. It is the only German technical university among the top 100 and was ranked 57th among the world's universities. In the recently published subject rankings by the same organization, TUM receives high marks in several fields of research, confirming its top international quality.
Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather prefer to be replaced by robots than by another employee. That is the conclusion of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Hyperactive neurons in specific areas of the brain are believed to be an early perturbation in Alzheimer's disease. For the first time, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to explain the reasons and mechanisms underlying this early and therefore important neuronal dysfunction. They found that the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate persists for too long near active neurons. This causes a pathological overstimulation of those neurons – most likely contributing critically to impaired learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients.
Heiner Bubb, professor emeritus of Ergonomics, and Petra Marzin, Managing Director of the TUM School of Education, have been elected ombudspersons of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) by the TUM Senate. They will provide advice on questions of good scientific practice and investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct.
TUM has temporarily closed the laboratories of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a safety inspection. On Sunday a ventilation pipe fell out of a ceiling bracket. There were no injuries. TUM is currently inspecting all ventilation pipe brackets of the same model in the other laboratories of the building.
How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) indicate that the absorption capacity is severely limited by the phosphorus content of the soil.
Grasshoppers and crickets could provide a growing world population with a substantial portion of the protein it needs. For the first time ever, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya, have explored what kind of feedstuffs might be suitable for environmentally friendly factory farming of insects.
Many patients with functional dizziness look back on a long odyssey to numerous doctors, because no organic causes could be found. Now for the first time, an experiment at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified possible causes of the disorder: problems with the processing of sensory-motor signals in the brain that resemble those associated with dizziness due to organic causes.
Most people use the Internet every day. But not many are familiar with the technology that makes it work. A new online course offered by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) explains the workings of the Internet and the driving forces behind the digital transformation. The course is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of prior knowledge.