Sustainability is a core topic of TUM’s development agenda. All members of the entire university across all disciplines should live the process of ecological, economic and social sustainability through their daily actions. Many alumni have been doing this for a long time with their companies and research.
Sustainability expert Nikita Jayswal
"I am a problem solver"
There’s no climate demonstration and no Earth Day taking place without TUM alumna Nikita Jayswal. With admirable power, the young engineer is avidly campaigning for greater sustainability. Which not rarely meets with resistance – and spurs her on all the more.
Climate Protection Activist Alexander Eichberger
"I used to have completely different values"
TUM Alumni Alexander Eichberger used to be a successful entrepreneur. Virtually overnight, he became a climate protection activist. He sold his company and has since volunteered in climate protection.
"The passion for the idea has to always be greater than the fear of the risk"
Entrepreneur Sofía Ramírez Bernini
TUM Alumna Sofía Ramírez Bernini aspires to help shape the future of her Caribbean homeland and the world. With her start-up, she is developing technologies to produce energy in a sustainable and carbon-negative way.
TUM Ambassador David Lapola
Uncovering the Secrets of the Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is the workplace of TUM Ambassador David Lapola. As a cooperation partner in Brazil, the professor is conducting research together with a team from TUM on a unique experiment and wants to find out what influence climate change has on the rainforest.
Social Geodesist Uchendu Eugene Chigbu
"A good idea can improve people's lives"
TUM Alumnus Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is passionately pursuing his dream. By promoting secure land tenure knowledge and practices, he hopes to eliminate land injustices and promote productive economies in Africa's rural areas. At TUM, he realized that he could achieve that as a scientist.
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.
Dr. Viktoria Leonhard tells us in the Career Podcast how young professionals master their first leadership role (in German).