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Please, Take a Seat! A Jubilee Interview Issue

This year, TUM is celebrating a big birthday. Six TUM Alumni show how attached they are to their alma mater and return to their former place of study for an interview. They have all achieved remarkable things and experienced something extraordinary. In the new issue of the Alumni magazine they tell you about their childhood, their studies and their personal and professional successes. The current Alumni magazine also offers a wide range of events. As Alumni you can celebrate your alma mater’s jubilee year.

Issue 1 / 2018 as PDF (11 MB)

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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...
  • VW-CEO Herbert Diess: “Motion is my main passion.”
    When VW CEO Herbert Diess gets off his car at TUM Campus Garching he immediately feels taken back to his time as a student of mechanical engineering: “This is exactly how we used to sit there and studied”, he remembers...
  • Control Engineer Eveline Gottzein: “I am tenacious and never give up.”
    Before escaping the GDR Eveline Gottzein sent her physics books via post to the West. It was here that she finished her technical studies, which had been denied to her in the GDR for a long time due to her...
  • First Division Football Coach Manuel Baum: “My life is all about my family and football.”
    Originally Manuel Baum is a teacher for physical education. But in December 2016 he stepped into the spotlight: as the head coach of a first division football team he is bringing in success every weekend. His team – FC Augsburg...
  • University Donor Rainer Stellwag: “From Schwabing into the world in an Isetta.”
    Rainer Stellwag is born in Schwabing, goes to school here and eventually studies Physics at the Technical College in Arcisstraße. After that his job as a sales expert at Münchner Rückversicherung takes him all over the world – to South...
  • Letting ideas grow together
    The interview took place in Dr Michael Steiner’s office at the Porsche Development Center in Weissach (located between Stuttgart and Pforzheim), where the largest sports car manufacturer in the world develops new ideas. Dr Michael Steiner (doctorate in Mechanical Engineering...
  • Let’s leave the ivory tower
    Automated driving or working with robots: To ensure that graduates will be able to address the important technological innovations of our time, there are several initiatives to promote contacts between engineers and other disciplines at TUM. Sociology, Cognitive Science and...
  • 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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