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  • “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”

  • “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.

  • „I am a Woman of Movement“

    Physical Education and Dance Teacher Gertrude Krombholz

    „I am a Woman of Movement“

    TUM Alumna Gertrude Krombholz was a physical education teacher trainer at TUM, specialised in many areas of sports and dance, and took part in three Olympic and 16 Paralympic Games. To promote her passion, she donated an award to TUM.

  • “Some things work before you know why”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Joachim Heinzl

    “Some things work before you know why”

    Joachim Heinzl originally wanted to become an architect. But he decided to study Mechanical Engineering at TUM. His groundbreaking research led to the worldwide introduction of inkjet printers.

  • “I had a lot of freedom in my research“

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Franz Mayinger

    “I had a lot of freedom in my research“

    At TUM, Franz Mayinger received the education to become a specialist for Thermofluid Dynamics. As a highly esteemed expert for reactor design and safety, among other things, he was active in industry, research and as the chairman of the Federal Major Accidents Commission.

  • “I draw the best from different cultures”

    Top Manager Elisabetta Castiglioni

    “I draw the best from different cultures”

    After her doctorate at TUM , TUM Alumna Elisabetta Castiglioni decided against a habilitation and for a career in business. Today, the sought-after expert for digitisation has an unparalleled international career in top management.

  • “I was one of the youngest and at the same time the boss”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Kurt Antreich

    “I was one of the youngest and at the same time the boss”

    As a child Kurt Antreich had to flee from his Bohemian homelands. That he was able to gain his university-entrance diploma (Abitur) was not a matter of course. In the end he conducted internationally renowned research on the field of Information Technology at TUM.

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

    Alumni Donor Daniel Tomic

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

    In the year of the global economic crisis, Daniel Tomic completed his doctorate at TUM. As his father's company found itself at a turning point at that time, he joined the company as Managing Director, which had not been part of his plans until then. Since then, the company has grown at a double-digit rate every year.

  • “I am now a Tue-Wed-Thu professor”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Winfried Petry

    “I am now a Tue-Wed-Thu professor”

    Whoever deals with neurons will come across his name: Winfried Petry. In October 2018 the alumnus and retired professor has been appointed TUM Emeritus of Excellence – a title that is honouring his lifetime achievements at TUM.

  • “My life is governed by science and sports”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Wolfgang Domcke

    “My life is governed by science and sports”

  • “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.

  • „Research should always serve a purpose“

    Civil Engineer Casimir Katz

    „Research should always serve a purpose“

    Science and practical application stand in contrast? Civil engineer and TUM Alumni Casimir Katz is living the systematic integration of both and has now received the Konrad-Zuse Medal for this ability.

  • “You have to be willing to fight for something“

    Women of TUM-patroness Hannemor Keidel

    “You have to be willing to fight for something“

    In the role of patroness TUM Alumni Dr. Hannemor Keidel has been supporting the Women of TUM for many years. In her own career she was confronted with criticism from family and friends several times when it came to choosing a degree and profession.

  • “Decision-making is something you learn in industry”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Udo Lindemann

    “Decision-making is something you learn in industry”

  • “Microorganisms awakened the researcher in me”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Karl-Heinz Schleifer

    “Microorganisms awakened the researcher in me”

    Staphylococcus schleiferi is a small living being, a bacterium. It owes its proud name to TUM alumnus Karl-Heinz Schleifer. But within an inch Staphylococcus schleiferi and some of its small friends may well have been named completely different.

  • “I was lucky to be able to put my own theories into practice“

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Holger Magel

    “I was lucky to be able to put my own theories into practice“

    At school Holger Magel developed a liking for the sustainable design of villages and landscapes. Today the TUM Alumnus has gained a national and international reputation for his commitment in village renewal and rural development.

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