Alumni Event

3 Kids and a PhD

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6pm- 7pm (in German)

How to build a successful science career while raising three children.

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Alumni of TUM

The circle of Alumni of TUM includes all those who have graduated from the Technical University of Munich. This includes bachelor students as well as habilitated students. They remain connected to their alma mater for a lifetime.

Alumni Stories

Flying High

The Story of Isar Aerospace

Daniel Metzler, Josef Fleischmann and Markus Brandl were already working on a new type of rocket as part of a TUM student research group. The project evolved into the start-up Isar Aerospace, which is working on Germany's first small rocket.

Entrepreneur Thomas Grübler

"I want to make a lasting difference in the world"

Even as a teenager, TUM Alumni Thomas Grübler experimented with soccer-playing robots, designed websites and released his own apps. During his studies at TUM, he discovered his passion for space. Today, his start-up is building satellites that can find forest fires.

Social Entrepreneur Zarah Bruhn

"I want to revolutionize social entrepreneurship"

TUM Alumna Zarah Bruhn had originally wanted to become an investment banker. Now she is a social entrepreneur. With her non-profit company socialbee, she integrates refugees into society in a lasting way. But there is more she has in mind.

The President is visiting the TUM start-up Isar Aerospace.

Out of University and Straight Into Orbit

On a tour of the company's premises with TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, CEO Daniel Metzler and COO Josef Fleischmann discuss the day-to-day challenges they face, what motivates them to make their vision a reality, and how TUM has contributed to it.

"Our aim is to revolutionize the use of energy"

Entrepreneurs Arthur Singer, Christoph Dietrich und Nam Truong

With their start-up, TUM Alumni Arthur Singer, Christoph Dietrich and Nam Truong have developed a groundbreaking technology for the switch to clean energy. TUM played a key role in supporting the founders' team in their endeavor.

Gründer Christian Bruderrek und Mark Kugel

„Wir wollen einen großen Fußabdruck hinterlassen“

Rein zufällig lernten sich die TUM Alumni Christian Bruderrek und Mark Kugel kennen. Ein Glückstreffer für die Forschung in der Schwerelosigkeit. Mit ihrem Start-up sind sie wahre Wegbereiter für Innovationen.

Entrepreneurs Michael Wax and Erik Muttersbach

"We take our responsibility very seriously"

If politicians had the same conviction and uncompromising approach as TUM Alumni Michael Wax and Erik Muttersbach, the ongoing climate crisis would be a thing of the past. With their start-up, they intend to digitize global trade and in the process make it climate-neutral.

Xing Ye and Boson Stefan Liu with the instrument Pipa.

Image and Video: Magdalena Jooß/TUM.

Music connects people and cultures!

TUM alumna Xing Ye introduces you here to the sound of the pipa, the plucked shell-necked lute of classical Chinese music.

Events for Alumni

Als TUM Alumni bleiben Sie nach Ihrem Abschluss Teil der weltweiten TUM-Familie und haben die Möglichkeit, von den vielfältigen Angeboten Ihrer Alma Mater zu profitieren.

Promotion – und dann? Fokus: Ingenieurpromotion


In dieser Reihe stellen erfolgreiche TUM Alumni online ihr Berufsbild und ihren Karriereweg vor.

Personalized CVs for Applications in Germany


In this webinar you will get an overview of the documents needed for a successful application

Potentialanalyse. Klarheit über Ihr Kompetenzprofil.


In unserem Webinar stellen wir verschiedene Kompetenzbereiche vor und zeigen auf, wie Sie Ihre eigenen Potenziale ermitteln können.

Benefits for Alumni

As a TUM Alumni you remain a valuable part of TUM’s worldwide network after your graduation and have the opportunity to benefit from the wide range of services offered by your Alma Mater.


Alumni Newsletter

Do you want to be kept up to date about events and offers for alumni?

Then register for the alumni newsletter “TUM Updates”.

The Career Service offers career advice for students, doctoral candidates and alumni (Image: Alexander Gerner/TUM)

Career Counseling

Our Career Service offers professional advice and support in career planning: Career Webinars, Online Application Documents Check, TUM Jobportal and personal advice. A life-long service for all alumni.

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Online Community Forum

The Community Forum is the virtual home of the TUM Family. Here, alumni can find their former fellow students and establish contact again. They can set up an alumni group, maintain their contact details or apply for an alumni e-mail address. Newsletter subscriptions can also be updated here.

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Alumni Magazine KontakTUM
Get to know visionary alumni and experts in various fields of science and business and learn how they achieved their success.

The alumni magazine is dedicated to different main topics – the focus is always on the individual lives and achievements of TUM alumni.

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Silber and Golden Jubilee

To celebrate those alumni who earned their diploma or doctorate 25 or 50 years ago, TUM annually organises a ceremony. The jubilarians are presented with an honorary certificate by the president of TUM.



TUMhorizons is TUM´s continuing education program for all employees. Alumni are also welcome as TUM members. Simply indicate “TUM Alumnus/-a” when registering.

Alumni Giving Back

The TUM Family thrives on the mutual support of its members. Our Alumni share their professional and personal experience, organise alumni gatherings and are committed as role models for students and doctoral students. This creates a vibrant intergenerational exchange.

Room for rent?

Do you have an apartment to rent? Why not support the next generation at TUM and rent out your property to students or members of the TUM family? With TUM Living, TUM has been offering its members its own free housing portal since August. Renters can post and manage their ads there themselves and directly address TUM members.

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In Sydney invites you to a BBQ: Barbara Daxenberger (B. Sc. Mathematics 2010) hosted the second "Dine Around the World" event in Sydney. In sunshine and blue skies, the TUM alumni met with families on Coogee Beach and dined under the TUM anniversary balloons (Image: Barbara Daxenberger).

Alumni Groups

Regional networking works particularly well where alumni are active locally and take on the organisation of alumni meet-ups. In the past the combination of informal get-togethers and one or two special events per year has proven successful.

The latter could be a trip to the theatre or attending a concert together or a guided tour of an alumni’s workplace. Some regional alumni groups meet for social activities, such as fundraising for the construction of a playground, or visiting German or international schools to promote the idea of studying at TUM.

Those alumni registered in your region can be contacted by email via the TUM Community. Let us know if you are interested by sending an email to or set up a group in the Online Community.

Promote an existing Alumni Group:

Make yourself known as the contact person for your local group so that alumni in your area are able to find you. You can also set up a group in the Online Community – the easiest way to communicate with each other.

Let us know your event dates so that we can notify interested alumni in your area.

Bringing a regional alumni network to life:

Your alumni network will be particularly active if you organise regular get-togethers at which members can meet and interact. Or you can go on excursions or participate in Community Events together. Photos and accounts of meetings can be posted in the Online Community. This way other alumni groups can get inspiration from the activities you hosted.

Further Alumni Initiatives

In 2002 TUM established the first foreign branch of a German university in Singapore: the German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) – TUM Asia Pte. Ltd., a private enterprise subsidiary of TUM.

Facebook Link TUM Asia Alumni Network

The special feature of the DCAN Network is that it brings together people with complementary needs. Germans who are preparing for a stay in China or are interested in China, and Chinese people who are currently staying in Germany.

Board of Directors

Ms Ying Huang, 1. Vorstand (TUM BWL)

Mr Dr. Yang Ji, 2. Vorstand (TUM Bau GEO Umwelt)

Extended Board of Directors

Mr Stefan Liu (DCAN Website)

Yidi Zhao (photographer)

Facebook of DCAN at TUM e.V.
LinkedIn of DCAN at TUM e.V.

Subject- and School-specific Groups

Here you will find all Alumni Associations and Groups that have been registered with us, sorted by faculty and school. Should you want to inform us about an unlisted or new Alumni Association, please email us at

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