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150 Alumni Stories

  • “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.

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  • “My life is governed by science and sports”
    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Wolfgang Domcke

    “My life is governed by science and sports”

    For Wolfgang Domcke no goal is too challenging, neither in the areas of Physics or Chemistry, nor in Sports. As an Emeritus he still conducts frontier research at TUM, unless he is out and about on his mountain bike.

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  • “We all have a bias towards men”
    TUM Ambassador Polly Arnold

    “We all have a bias towards men”

    Polly Arnold is one of the leading specialists in the field of synthetic chemistry and a strong supporter of young female scientists. As feminist influencer she addresses the under-representation of women in science linking it to the “unconsciou…

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  • “I want my artificial spider silk to help people”
    Biochemist Thomas Scheibel

    “I want my artificial spider silk to help people”

    Thomas Scheibel has developed the world's first competitive artificial spider silk. In order to be able to produce the super-fibre industrially he founded a start-up. His ground-breaking research has received numerous awards.

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Sami Haddadin awarded with Leibniz Price

The German Research Foundation has awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to TUM Alumnus Sami Haddadin, Professor of Robotics and Systems Intelligence at TUM. The Leibniz Prize is the most important German science prize and endowed with 2.5 million euros. It is awarded to scientists who have achieved excellent research results at an early stage of their career.

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Film about the anniversary year

Film about the anniversary year

150 years of TUM

– watch the video!

Since 1868 Technical University of Munich is shaping the future. In this film we are looking back at our eventful anniversary year. TUM thanks all contributors, who helped and took part.

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Jubilee donation

TUM Alumni Jubilee Circle 1868

You received a sound education at the TUM and you have found your place in life. You are grateful for that and would like to share your success with others.

You can support the TUM on its course of excellence with contributions and donations of all amounts. During the jubilee year, the TUM family will be celebrating together. We will be showing our appreciation of our sponsors with our TUM Alumni Jubilee Circle 1868.

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Events for Alumni

  • Hidden Champions – Karriere bei Weltmarktführern im Mittelstand
    Foto: söralex/photocase

    Hidden Champions – Karriere bei Weltmarktführern im Mittelstand

    Wed. 23.01.2019 18:00-19:30 - Sie gelten als Geheimtipps: Die kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen, die weltweit führend sind in ihrer Branche. In den Reihen der TUM Alumni gibt es viele „Hidden Champions“. Einige von ihnen berichten be…

  • Webinar: Efficient Job Hunting
    Foto: © Astrid Eckert & Andreas Heddergott/TUM

    Webinar: Efficient Job Hunting

    Thu. 24.01.2019 17:00-18:00 - Searching for a job can be very time-consuming. In this webinar you will learn how you can structure your search in an efficient way. We will look at the different ways an channels for job hunters and their pro`s and …

  • Career-Treff: Fit for Industry
    Foto: © Astrid Eckert / TUM

    Career-Treff: Fit for Industry

    Fri. 25.01.2019 11:00-13:00 - Wer nach der Promotion nicht an der Universität bleiben, sondern in die Wirtschaft wechseln möchte, sollte schon während der Promotionszeit die Weichen dazu stellen. Wie gelingt der Einstieg in der Industrie? Welch…

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