Doctorate at TUM

  • “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”

  • “We want to solve humanity’s biggest problems”

    Entrepreneurs Miguel Molina Romero and Pedro Gómez

    “We want to solve humanity’s biggest problems”

    For TUM Alumni Pedro Gómez and Miguel Molina Romero, no challenge is too daunting and no goal too ambitious. With their innovative AI-driven MRI technology, they want to bring about fundamental transformations in the food and agricultural industries.

  • “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Gender researcher Alina Gales

    “Female participation is of vital importance”

    Women are not interested in technology? Nonsense, says TUM Alumna and gender researcher Alina Gales. Women are simply less interested in products in whose development they are less represented because they are made by men for men.

  • “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Heiner Bubb

    “This title bestowed on me by TUM fills me with pride.”

    Heiner Bubb is one of the most important researchers in the field of Vehicle Ergonomics. He has shaped generations of vehicles with his concepts for human-oriented machine design. This he would never have dreamed of when he was a student at TUM.

  • “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.

  • “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

    Entrepreneurs Valentin Kahl and Roman Zantl

    “Contributing to a better understanding of serious diseases”

    TUM Alumni Valentin Kahl and Roman Zantl started up their company straight after completing their doctorates. Today, it ranks among the leading providers of systems that allow for the analysis of cells under almost lifelike conditions.

  • ″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.

  • “Money is not an end in itself”

    Financial planner Tatjana Rosendorfer

    “Money is not an end in itself”

    She solves precarious debt situations and plans efficient asset growth. TUM alumna Tatjana Rosendorfer's life revolves around money. She encourages women to break out of old role patterns and take charge of securing their own future.

  • “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.

  • “Deep down in my heart, I am a scientist”

    Entrepreneur Robin Sommer

    “Deep down in my heart, I am a scientist”

  • “We’re helping a great idea get off the ground“

    Entrepreneur Lars Hoffmann

    “We’re helping a great idea get off the ground“

    Worldwide availability of clean energy - this is TUM Alumni Lars Hoffmann's vision. With the founding of his own company he is pursuing precisely this goal. Here, products that make wind energy more efficient are being developed.

  • “My motivation was to help people”

    Ministerialdirigent ret. Wolfram Ruhenstroth-Bauer

    “My motivation was to help people”

    For almost forty years, TUM Alumni Wolfram Ruhenstroth-Bauer advocated for refugee and development aid. His commitment far exceeded any official duties and was highly decorated. For him, it was simply humanity at work.

  • „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 have entered the interior of the molecules”

    Nobel Laureate Robert Huber

    “I have entered the interior of the molecules”

    At TUM, Robert Huber has found his life's passion: Crystallography. For his research he received the Nobel Prize. Among other things, it is of central value for the development of vitally important pharmaceuticals.

  • “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

    IN MEMORIAM: TUM Honorary Senator and University Donor Gallus Rehm

    “I am grateful to TUM by conviction”

  • “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    Chairman of the BMW Supervisory Board Norbert Reithofer

    “My family has always been my counterbalance“

    TUM Alumni Norbert Reithofer joined BMW after his doctorate at TUM in a management position and learnt to be a manager 'on the job'. The current Chairman of the Supervisory Board has a clear idea of what makes managers and companies successful.

  • “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.

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