Category Archives: KontakTUM

The President’s View: Committed to the Future

On the 12th of April 2018, Federal President Steinmeier launched our university's anniversary year at the Herkulessaal of Münchner Residenz: precisely 150 years earlier – on this memorable Easter Sunday in 1868 – Ludwig II. King of Bavaria signed the founding charter of today's Technical University of Munich. And this TUM includes all of us! Back...
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Norbert Reithofer: “My family has always been my counterbalance.”

How does a student of Mechanical Engineering with a degree from a university of applied sciences become one of Germany's most important and respected managers? Straight after his doctorate, Alumni Norbert Reithofer entered BMW in a management position and learnt leadership virtually 'on the job'. As the Chairman of the Executive Board he...

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BR’s technical director Birgit Spanner-Ulmer: “I always come up with something new again.”

Since 2012, Birgit Spanner-Ulmer is in charge of leading the Bayerischer Rundfunk into the future at the technical level as the director. Before that, the graduate engineer with a PhD and a professor at TUM, designed innovative car models for Audi, and built up the Faculty for Work Science and Innovation Management in Chemnitz. Birgit...
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Architect Andreas Meck: “The diversity of tasks fascinates me.”

Andreas Meck is one of Germany’s most sought-after architects. The TUM alumnus loves to get involved in diverse projects over and over again. He constructs residential houses and holiday homes as well as church community centers and sacred buildings. And he loves to teach, sit down with students regarding drafts and talk about concepts. In...
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