KontakTUM Magazine

KontakTUM is issued twice a year in German and English language. Over 40 pages focusses on different key topics – in the center the individual biographies and achievements of the TUM Alumni.

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We’re celebrating! A birthday magazine

In 2018 TUM is turning 150 years of age. Since its founding in 1868 the university has written history in a variety of ways. The TUM network is equally replete with fascinating stories. In this issue of KontakTUM you can discover what has happened at TUM since its founding and how things look today, what TUM Alumni are grateful to the TUM and how you may raise your glasses to TUM all over the world. Be a part of the great TUM birthday celebration from the get-go.

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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...
  • At the highest level – History of TUM
    The “Polytechnic School of Munich” was established 150 years ago by King Ludwig II of Bavaria with university status. Around 300 students and 24 professors learned and taught back then in the highly modern and prestigious Renaissance Revival building at...
  • We are proud of our Alumni
    By Wolfgang A. Herrmann Soon after the foundation of the “Royal Bavarian Polytechnic School in Munich” in 1868, the first “graduates”, in Latin “Alumni”, started their professional lives. Many graduates became highly regarded in the first few decades of their...
  • Being a family worldwide
    The TUM is an international university with a worldwide family. The TUM network brings together 60,000 Alumni from all over the world. Of the more than 13,000 new students enrolled for the current winter semester, one third of them come...
  • Hidden Champions
    If you want to perform accurate metalwork, you cannot avoid the laser cutting machines of the German firm Trumpf. The company, whose headquarters are in Ditzingen, is the global market leader in this segment and hence a so-called “hidden champion.”...
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