Alumni giving back

  • “This is where I learned to think big”

    Mathematician Rebecca Bürkle

    “This is where I learned to think big”

  • “Our ambition must be to compete with the very best”

    University Donor Franz-Robert Klingan

    “Our ambition must be to compete with the very best”

    Studying Chemistry at TUM and his doctorate under the later President Wolfgang A. Herrmann are the cornerstones of Franz-Robert Klingan's career. As a university donor, he now helps to ensure that his Alma Mater can continue to confidently face the future.

  • “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    Mentor Viktoria Leonhard

    “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    TUM Alumna Viktoria Leonhard never misses out on opportunities for further education and is always on the lookout for new projects. She has twice volunteered her experience as a TUM Mentor. Most recently, she started the Alumni Group Stuttgart. And she does all this alongside her management position at Allianz.

  • ″I am grateful for my life″

    TUM Honorary Senator Robert Schmucker

    ″I am grateful for my life″

    Robert Schmucker is one of the very few rocket experts in the world who has worked with so many different types of rockets. Precisely this wide range is what is important to him. Professionally, he has always been demanding, but privately in contrast, he is rather modest. This makes his commitment all the greater.

  • “An outside perspective is incredibly helpful”

    Mentoring Tandem Nora Els and Friederike Ott

    “An outside perspective is incredibly helpful”

    After her maternity leave, TUM Alumni Nora Els was looking for support for her return to work. In TUM Alumni Friederike Ott, she not only found her perfect mentor, but through her assistance she also found a new job.

  • “True strength lies within ourselves“

    Member of the Executive Board Sabrina von Nessen

    “True strength lies within ourselves“

    TUM Alumna Sabrina von Nessen is a dedicated executive with 20 years of professional experience in the Finance and IT industry. In her lectures she stresses the importance of emotional intelligence and female empowerment.

  • “You just have to give it a go”

    Sport Psychologist Vanessa Wergin

    “You just have to give it a go”

    There is no challenge too daunting for TUM Alumna Vanessa Wergin. As a former competitive athlete she has learnt how to deal with victory and defeat. Her research findings help athletes to stay calm in situations of pressure.

  • “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”

    Computer Scientist Lachana Hada

    “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”

    In Germany, TUM Alumna Lachana Hada is a software engineer in a start-up. In Nepal she teaches women how to programme. In both countries she wants to prove that gender has nothing to do with what you can and cannot do.

  • “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    Coach Valentina Luspai

    “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    TUM Alumna Valentina Luspai is inquisitive - about herself, about life and about people. As a coach she fully lives out her passion and her strengths. And she wants to encourage other people to do the same.

  • “I have an uncontrollable urge to make things happen”

    TUM Entrepreneur of Excellence Felix Haas

    “I have an uncontrollable urge to make things happen”

  • “Responsible service was the key to success”

    Architect Werner Grützner

    “Responsible service was the key to success”

    TUM Alumni Werner Grützner is looking back on an accomplished career as a architect. The foundation for this success is having studied at TUM. As a pre-mortem bequest he recently left a part of his study materials to the TUM.Archive.

  • „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Alumni Donors Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht

    „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht met at Campus Garching during their studies. For them, TUM is the cornerstone of their extraordinary professional success. Here they both learnt to consistently put their visions into action.

  • “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

    IN MEMORIAM: TUM Honorary Senator and University Donor Gallus Rehm

    “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

    TUM Alumni Gallus Rehm dedicated his life to the art of Civil Engineering with unabated curiosity and fascination. With his innovative ideas he has made a significant contribution to the reputation of his alma mater. In August 2020, Gallus Rehm passed away at the age of 95.

  • “Doing my doctorate at TUM was an unforgettable time“

    Professor Ying Zhang

    “Doing my doctorate at TUM was an unforgettable time“

    For her doctorate, Ying Zhang went all the way from China to Munich. Her experiences related to this intercultural exchange enriched her so much that she initiated the Women of TUM Network together with other female TUM Alumni.

  • “At TUM, I learned what German engineering really means”

    Alumni Donor Daniel Tomic

    “At TUM, I learned what German engineering really means”

  • “You can’t gain this kind of experience through reading”

    Mentoring tandem Heinz Voggenreiter and Tim Wittmann

    “You can’t gain this kind of experience through reading”

    The student Tim Wittmann expected advice about getting through job interviews and writing motivational letters from his mentor and TUM Alumnus Heinz Voggenreiter. But then the two were able to talk to one another about fundamental life issues and became friends.

  • “We plan, build and shape for generations“

    University Donors Gabriele and Robert Hertle

    “We plan, build and shape for generations“

    As aspiring engineers Gabriele and Robert Hertle met each other while studying at TUM. Meanwhile, they have been married for many years and complement each other perfectly – not only when working in their own engineering office.

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