Bild: Astrid Eckert/TUM.

TUM Alumni Maria and Dominik Sievert

have developed the world’s first automation system for tissue sample entering laboratories – thus solving a decades-old and worldwide problem in pathology.

Bild: Astrid Eckert/TUM.


Portrait of Alumnus Erwin Neher in a theatre hall.

Image: Irene Böttcher-Gajewski/Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie.

Nobel Prize Laureate Erwin Neher

„I thought I had missed my chance“

In this interview, Erwin Neher explains why he wanted to study Biophysics before the subject even existed, how he experienced the student movement in the USA in 1968 and how the Nobel Prize gave him freedom.

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Group photo of the participants of the table talk.

Image: Magdalena Jooß/TUM.

Four Experts, The President, One Topic

„Digitalization Requires Courage“

For the round table on digitalization, TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann was joined by four female innovators and stimulators who are tackling the challenges of the digital world on a daily basis.

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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.

Image: Sabrina Eisele/TUM.

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 now from within the TUM Family

On 68 pages, the current KontakTUM is dedicated to the topic of digitalization. The TUM Alumni Magazine introduces ten founders who influence the digital world with their visions and groundbreakingly shape the future. Moreover, the KontakTUM editorial team invited the president of TUM and four TUM alumnae to a round table to discuss digitalization – their conclusion: “Digitalization needs courage”.

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

Alumni Stories

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Alumni Start-ups

Start-up Entrepreneur Hanno Renner

Hanno Renner paid for his studies by working as a skipper on sailing yachts. Today the TUM Alumni is the captain of a 500 million dollar start-up. TUM provided him with the necessary tailwind.

Image: Magdalena Jooß/TUM.

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.

Image: Private.

Women of TUM

Gründerin Eleonore Eisath

Since 1950 people have produced around 8.3 billion tons of plastic, which now pollute the planet. With plastic-eating organisms, nature offers a solution to the problem. With their help, TUM Alumna Eleonore Eisath intends to start a recycling revolution.

Image: Magdalena Jooß/TUM.

Alumni Giving Back

Stifter Gabriele und Robert Hertle

As aspiring engineers Gabriele and Robert Hertle met each other while studying at TUM. Meanwhile, they have been married for many years and complement each other perfectly – not only when working in their own engineering office.

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>

Image: Stuttgart- Marketing GmbH, Werner Dietrich.

Common ground – Growing together

Alumni Group Stuttgart

Since fall 2020, the greater Stuttgart area has its own alumni group. The local network was initiated by two highly committed TUM alumni.

The next virtual meeting will be held on Monday, March 1st. Here you can register for the event>

TUM Community Blog

Other TUM Publications

An issue of the science magazine with a coffee mug.

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. 

TUM Community Moments



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Dr. Sabrina Eisele

KontakTUM Editorial Team

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(Picture: Magdalena Jooß/TUM).

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 informs” newsletter you will always be up-to-date.

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