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  • “This is where I learned to think big”
    Mathematician Rebecca Bürkle

    “This is where I learned to think big”

    As a student, TUM Alumna Rebecca Bürkle realized that there is much more than just thinking guided by rationality. Ever since then, she has been combining her level headedness with her gut feeling. As a coach, she shows female STEM students how i…

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  • “I want to bring about a global impact”
    TUM Ambassador Gerhard Schenk

    “I want to bring about a global impact”

    TUM Ambassador Gerhard Schenk is an avid researcher and networker. Together with his colleagues at TUM, the enzyme expert is looking to advance the production of bio-based chemicals, a key industry for the future.

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  • “Every tree counts”
    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Gerd Wegener

    “Every tree counts”

    For Gerd Wegener, two things have been particularly important in his life: the sustainable use of wood and the education of young people to become responsible architects of our future. To this day, the TUM Emeritus of Excellence is committed to both.

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  • “This is meaningful living at its best!”
    Mentor Karl Fordemann

    “This is meaningful living at its best!”

    After more than twenty years as its Managing Director, TUM Alumni Karl Fordemann decided to leave the family brewery. Today, he is managing an academy for self-development. A decision that has not been easy for him. What he has learned from this e…

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Alumni Magazine KontakTUM

Alumni Magazine KontakTUM

Responsible

Ideas for a Future Worth Living

On 68 pages, the current KontakTUM is dedicated to the topic of responsibility. In the KontakTUM Round Table, TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann discusses with four TUM alumni what the engineers of the future must be able to do. In addition, the m…

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