Doing good through donations

The TUM University Foundation was set up to give the Technical University of Munich the speed and agility it needs to respond to new trends, attract the best talent and promote promising young scientists. As a dynamic fundraising platform, it gives the university entrepreneurial headroom beyond government funding.

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Established in 2010 by both private and business patrons, the TUM University Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to systematically supporting TUM and promoting academic excellence. Since then, many new donors have come on board, most notably from the university’s network of alumni. Today, it ranks as one of Germany’s largest university foundations.

Foundation account

HypoVereinsbank München AG
Bank code: 700 202 70
Account numer: 10 280 880

IBAN: DE97 7002 0270 0010 2808 80

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These Alumni support the TUM University Foundation

University Donor Franz-Robert Klingan

“Our Ambition Must Be to Compete with the Very Best”

Studying Chemistry at TUM and his doctorate under the later President Wolfgang A. Herrmann are the cornerstones of Franz-Robert Klingan’s career. As a university donor, he now helps to ensure that his Alma Mater can continue to confidently face the future.

Donor and Honorary Senator Farhad Farassat

“We Knew That We Could Find a Solution Together”

Farhad Farassat immediately after his studies established his own company, which soon became the market leader for microwelding equipment used in chip manufacturing. Today, around 40 years later, he is using the proceeds from the sale of his company to support students at TUM through the Deutschlandstipendium.

Alumni and challenges

How do You do this?

Four alumni tell us about extraordinary situations in their lives and how they dealt with them.

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.

Architect Werner Grützner

“Responsible Service Was the Key to Success”

TUM Alumni Werner Grützner is looking back on an accomplished career as a architect. The foundation for this success is having studied at TUM. As a pre-mortem bequest he recently left a part of his study materials to the TUM.Archive.

Alumni Donors Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht

“We Each Hold the Future in Our Hands”

Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht, who are private donors of the TUM University Foundation today, met at Campus Garching during their studies. At TUM they both learnt to consistently put their visions into action.

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.

Support the TUM Family!
Support the motivated young people with your donation, connected by a network that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience and offers worldwide connections.

The state rewards the commitment for charitable purposes with tax relief. This also applies to donations to the TUM University Foundation.

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Projects supported by the TUM University Foundation

The computer scientist Dr. Angela Dai is a former TUFF scholarship holder of the TUM University Foundation (Image: Astrid Eckert/TUM)

TUM University Foundation Fellowships (for Postdocs)

TUM University Foundation fellowships help the university to attract top-notch international postdocs to TUM. These fellowships make TUM an even bigger draw for top-class graduates of the best-ranking international universities. Graduates spend a year at TUM directly after finishing their doctorate – the most productive phase of their career – enriching scientific and research activities at TUM. During this year, TUM supports these fellows in driving their research forward, establishing their own research groups and applying for their own funding.

Members of the Young Academy of the year 2019 (Image: TUMJA/Dominik Irber)

TUM: Junge Akademie

The core idea of ​​the TUM: Junge Akademie, founded in 2010, is to strengthen the social responsibility of young talents and to offer them early experience in scientific work. The academy promotes particularly talented students of TUM and the partner universities involved, who are enthusiastic about research and teaching. In an interdisciplinary exchange on “Technology in Society”, the fellows develop innovative ideas and methods for examining their hypotheses and research questions. During this period professors accompany and promote the students.

Scholarship holders who were supported by the TUM University Foundation in the winter semester 2020, with founder and TUM Alumnus Senator E.h. Roland Lacher (Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM)

TUM Germany Scholarships

Both students and business partners of TUM benefit equally from the German scholarship. Young talents can fully exploit their potential with this support. And the sponsors get to know future specialists and managers with excellent training early on. At TUM, this exchange works particularly well because industry and committed foundations have traditionally had close ties with the university.


TUM University Foundation
Carolin Ahrendt

Hochschulreferat Fundraising