Elisabeth Wacker is Professor of the Sociology of Diversity at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, she talks about her work as the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board for the German Federal Government’s report on the conditions of life of persons with disabilities and the role of diversity research at a Technical University.
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Prof. Henry Farrell, a political scientist at the George Washington University, has been selected as this year's winner of the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics and Technology. The Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) award the prize annually to individuals who have contributed to a deeper understanding of interactions between politics, society and technology. On December 5, Prof. Farrell will give a public lecture at the TUM School of Governance on the weaponization of economic and technological interdependencies.
At a ceremony yesterday evening, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the German Future Prize to the founders of Celonis, who launched their software start-up at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The company offers unique process mining software systems that enable companies to analyze their digital business processes and improve their efficiency. Celonis was recently valued at 2.5 billion dollars.
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) is funding two new transregional Collaborative Research Centers (SFB/Transregional research alliance) involving the Technical University of Munich (TUM). One SFB is researching the manner in which damaged nerve cells regenerate. The second transregional research alliance (TRR) is focused on additive manufacturing and its possible applications in the construction industry.
Bringing research results to society with good business ideas is the aim of the three teams that received the TUM IdeAward yesterday evening. The prize will help them found start-ups in the fields of medical technology, robotics and agriculture.
For his outstanding contributions to applied quantum field theory of fundamental interactions, especially in the field of flavor physics and quantum chromodynamics, Prof. Dr. Andrzej J. Buras, theoretical physicist and emeritus of excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), receives the Max Planck Medal awarded by the German Physical Society (DPG).
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is seen by international companies as one of the world's best universities in terms of the quality of its graduates. In the latest "Global University Employability Ranking", TUM is ranked sixth in the world – for the second consecutive year. It stands alongside the University of Cambridge as one of just two European institutions among the top ten.
The former President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Professor Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, received the medal of the Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft Weihenstephan (MSGW) at their 10th anniversary celebration. Gerd Sonnleitner, former President of the Bavarian, German and European Farmers' Associations, was also awarded this prize. In his speech, TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized the importance of agricultural sciences.
In a joint effort by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers have successfully developed new technologies for lighter aircraft wings that are still extremely stable. These innovative wings could soon make flying both greener and more cost-efficient. Known as aeroelastic wings, on Tuesday they made their successful first flight at the airfield in Oberpfaffenhofen.
Nine researchers at TUM are among the world's most recognized scientific minds. Their names can be found in the latest "Highly Cited Researchers” rankings, compiled on the basis of the number of citations in scientific publications.