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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.


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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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.

TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner

„Science must be family-friendly“

In her lab in Israel, TUM Ambassador Maya Schuldiner believes that true gender equality is of great importance. The successful molecular geneticist together with her husband and their three children moved to Munich for a one year research stay at TUM.

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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.

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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.

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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>

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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, June 7th. You can join the group in the online community.

TUM Community Blog

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Faszination Forschung

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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

+49 89 289 22563

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Dr. Verena Schmöller

KontakTUM Editorial Team

+49 89 289 22434

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