TUM Alumna Carina Wimmer mit Deutschlandfahne.

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TUM Alumna Carina Wimmer mit Deutschlandfahne.

Medal hope in Tokyo

Air pistol shooter and TUM alumna Carina Wimmer (Bachelor Health Science 2020) has qualified for the Summer Olympics. Also competing in the Olympics will be judoka and TUM student Theresa Stoll and track and field athlete and TUM alumna Christina Hering (Master Management 2020).

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Alumni Stories

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Alumni Start-ups

Start-up Angsa Robotics

An idea on the topic of sustainability gave rise to the multi-award-winning start-up Angsa Robotics. The TUM Alumni had not planned to set up a company. Their goal was simply to contribute to a cleaner environment.

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Alumni in Leadership

Expert Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl

After completing her Abitur Marion Weissenberger-Eibl did an apprenticeship as a tailor. Today the futurologist is among the top 100 most influential women in the German economy.

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Women of TUM

Executive Claudia Häpp

TUM Alumna Claudia Häpp is actively shaping the energy supply of the future. At a major power supplier, she is rolling out smart energy solutions such as smart meters and flexible electricity tariffs.

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Alumni Giving Back

Technology pioneer and alumni donor Reimar Lenz

As a true pioneer of digital photography, the TUM Alumnus Prof. Reimar Lenz develops microscopy cameras that are used all over the world and even won an Oscar for it.

Mathematician Rebecca Bürkle

“This is where I learned to think big”

Rebecca Bürkle’s coaching service for women in the STEM and tech fields is called “MINT & heart-minded”. For the TUM Alumna, the digital transformation can only be brought about in a meaningful way by combining level headedness and good feeling.

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Mathematikerin Rebecca Bürkle

“Hier lernte ich, groß zu denken”

Ihre Coaching-Angebote für Frauen aus dem MINT- und Tech-Bereich nennt Rebecca Bürkle „MINT & heart-minded“. Nur durch die Verbindung von kühlem Kopf und Bauchgefühl lässt sich für die TUM Alumna der digitale Wandel sinnvoll herbeiführen.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Frank, TUM Alumnus und Nobelpreisträger

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Nobel Prize Laureate Joachim Frank

„I was on a quest to find meaning in a chaotic world“

In this interview, he talks about his childhood in bombed-out Siegen, why he stuck with his research idea despite the obstacles he faced and the magical moments he experienced during the Nobel Prize award ceremony.

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Tischgespräch "Ingenieure sind Zukunftsgestalter"

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Four Experts, The President, One Topic

„Engenineers are shaping the future“

For the Round Table on Engineers for the Future, TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann invited four alumni who are deeply involved with this issue on a daily basis.

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Alumni Magazine KontakTUM

KontakTUM Magazine is published twice annually and is available in both German and English as a download or in printed form. On about 70 pages, each issue of the alumni magazine is dedicated to a different topic – always focusing on the individual lives and achievements of our TUM Alumni.

Current Issue


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 magazine summarizes how TUM implements responsibility across disciplines and shows how TUM students are already taking responsibility and helping to shape the future.

In the programme section of the magazine you will find a variety of events – and of course again many webinars and online offers. As an alumni of TUM, you have plenty of opportunities to return to your alma mater digitally and benefit from the numerous offers at TUM.

Cigar box with seals and hand-forged chemists' cutlery, Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences, before 1923 (Image: Uli Benz/TUM.Archiv).

Objects from the TUM.Archive

If Things Could Speak

The TUM.Archiv presents selected objects from its holdings: Old and used, forgotten and dusty, restored and rescued items that illuminate a piece of TUM history. The wooden casket bearing two seals of the former Weihenstephan University of Agriculture and Brewery – a cigar box misappropriated for a specific purpose – came to the TUM.Archiv as a new addition in 2020. Together with a collection of coins and medals, it was given to the archive. It contains a nine-piece hand-forged chemist’s cutlery set.

Speakers of the Women of TUM Talks 2020 (Sabrina von Nessen, Prof. Ilona C. Grunwald Kadow, Dr. Vanessa Wergin) - Topic: Motivation (Image: Astrid Eckert/TUM)

Want a dose of motivation?

The Women of TUM Talks 2020 on the topic of motivation – now on YouTube!

You can find the portraits of the speakers here>

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Other TUM Publications

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Faszination Forschung

The magazine “Faszination Forschung” offers interesting insights into the world of research at our university and highlights the latest scientific achievements.

Das Universitätsmagazin TUM Campus

University Magazine TUMcampus

The magazine informs about campus life, university policy, teaching and science and the people who are making TUM what it is. 

Discover your TUM Community


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Dr. Sabrina Eisele

KontakTUM Editorial Team

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Dr. Verena Schmöller

KontakTUM Editorial Team

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Newsletter for TUM-Alumni

New, inspiring alumni stories and current event information specially selected for you by the editorial team: with the “TUM Updates” newsletter you will always stay informed.

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