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

Alumni Donor Daniel Tomic

„At TUM, I learned what German engineering really means“

In the year of the global economic crisis, Daniel Tomic completed his doctorate at TUM. As his father’s company found itself at a turning point at that time, he joined the company as Managing Director, which had not been part of his plans until then. Since then, the company has grown at a double-digit rate every year.

Technology pioneer and alumni donor Reimar Lenz

„Look for something that is application-oriented, something that is needed“

From scientist to entrepreneur and vice-versa: Prof. Reimar Lenz has already had a distinct tinkerer gene in him since his youth. As a true pioneer of digital photography, the TUM Alumnus develops microscopy cameras that are used all over the world.

University Donor Hanns W. Weidinger

„The university has shaped my entire life“

Studying at TUM was the building block of his success as an entrepreneur. Here, Hanns W. Weidinger also met his future wife. As a founding donor of the TUM University Foundation he is now supporting projects in electrical engineering.

University benefactor Roland Lacher

„There is no greater thing than to invest in young people“

Roland Lacher founded his own company at the age of 53 together with a colleague and financial investor and was thus one of the first stars on the New Market. He managed his company with passion and today he supports young talents from TUM with a passion.

Donator Susmita Sinha

„In Memory of my Father“

The year of studying in Munich had a big impact on Susmita Sinha from India. She was constantly inspired by the work of her father, an electrical engineer. Out of gratitude she is now funding a Deutschlandstipendium for a young female Indian student.

University Donor Rainer Stellwag

„It is beautiful to be so connected with the TUM Family“

Rainer Stellwag has studied Physics at TUM in the 60s. His alma mater’s achievements impressed him so much that he decided to donate part of his fortune to the TUM University Foundation.

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