Category Archives: The President on the Subject

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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Dynamism and Breakthroughs

Innovation needs talent. This puts the TUM in a good position. The best minds in the world meet each other here. Motivated students meet brilliant researchers from Germany and abroad. After graduation, our alumni carry the “spark of science” into the industrial world, as was the wish of my predecessor Karl Max von Bauernfeind,...
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Home and Trust

Families are connected to each other though a unique bond. Daughters and sons, parents and grandparents live their own lives throughout the year, deal with their personal challenges, maybe even in different corners of the globe. But for major holidays everybody returns home, sits down at the table together and talks to each other about...
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Roots and wings. 150 years of TUM

The research university as we have known it since the time of Wilhelm von Humboldt is one of the most important and enduring success stories “Made in Germany.” The technical sciences have paved the way to Germany’s status as a leading technology country. Our founding in 1868 was in an age of awakening, the industrialization of...
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