TUM Alumnus Javier Enciso and his daughter
TUM Alumnus Javier Enciso and his daughter
TUM alumnus Javier Enciso is now applying his expertise in space observation, gained through experience in many countries, in his home country Colombia

From Colombia to Shanghai to TUM and back: TUM alumnus Javier Enciso has achieved what many dream of. Today, he brings his internationally acquired expertise in space observation to his home country of Colombia. The picture shows him with his daughter Mariana, with whom he builds small robots in his free time (Photo: private).

TUM Alumni around the world

TUM is international: 41 percent of students currently come from abroad. Exchange between cultures and mutual learning from one another is a top priority at our university. This is how we develop ideas and launch innovations. Many alumni are active outside of Germany and are shaping the world of tomorrow around the globe with their experiences and ideas.

Entrepreneur Vijay Pravin Maharajan

"TUM Alumni Start Their Own Googles and Apples"

TUM Alumni Vijay Pravin Maharajan is from a small Indian suburb. Studying at TUM has opened doors to Germany's leading companies and inspired him to start his own business. He is now running his own data analytics start-up in Munich.

Expert for Development Cooperation Carina van Weelden

"I want to make the world a little bit better"

Since graduating, TUM Alumna Carina van Weelden has been working overseas in conservation projects. In addition to her love of adventure, what drives her most is her desire for a sustainable and socially just world.

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.

Mentoring Tandem Tsvetana Marinova and Samiddha Mukherjee

"Ours is an extraordinary friendship"

It's a match on all counts: Mentor Tsvetana Marinova and mentee Samiddha Mukherjee are indeed a perfect team. The two TUM Alumnae have developed a friendship that goes far beyond a conventional mentorship. Together, they are now launching an event series at TUM.

Podcast with TUM Alumni Himanshu Panandikar

"I was pleasantly surprised"

Many questions arise when entering the German job market: Where can I find suitable jobs? What do German employers particularly value? And do I really need a photo on my resume?

Podcast with TUM Alumna Marwa El Hefnawy

"You're personal skills are important, too."

For anyone moving from academia to an industrial company, it is important to understand how personnel selection procedures work in industry and which qualifications are particularly valued here.

Founder and AI expert Florian Grigoleit

"Just give it a try!"

Florian Grigoleit is the CEO and co-founder of modelwise, a TUM startup that provides AI-based software for automated safety analysis. Florian received his master’s and PhD degrees in computer science and AI-based modeling at TUM, where he met his co-founders.

TUM Ambassador Professor Muriel Médard (Picture: Lillie Paquette)

TUM Ambassadors

Our ambassadors in science

The TUM Ambassadors are renowned international guest scientists who feel a special connection to TUM – like Professor Muriel Medard. She is regarded worldwide as a pioneer in network coding. With original algorithms, the MIT professor of electrical engineering solved a fundamental problem in current decoding practice. She developed a chip that can decode any code.

Successful around the World 

Picture: Smart Dharma.

Insights from Mumbai

TUM Alumna Snehat Munhol is driving the development of a sustainable future.

Picture: Hannes Geipel.

Insights from Brussels

TUM Alumna Diana Schneider introduces design thinking to German companies.

Shape your global career

TUM provides comprehensive support for your international career start:

  • Job research in German foreign labor markets
  • Preparation of application documents for Germany and abroad
  • Contacting TUM Alumni with international experience
  • International internships

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TUM Alumni Himanshu Panandikar in the podcast studio (Picture: Daniel Fürg).

A career in Germany

TUM Alumnus Himanshu Panandikar talks in the podcast about how he managed to enter the German job market after his studies and what he particularly appreciates about his German colleagues.

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Join us for TUM Community Friday!

Every Friday, we post your greetings to the international TUM family under the hashtag #tumcommunityfriday on the TUM Community Instagram channel. We look forward to your contribution!


TUM Career Guide: Online now!

Now the book is available digitally – with everything you need to know for a successful application and career start. 

Content on topics such as analyzing strengths and weaknesses, finding jobs, drafting a resume and cover letter, mastering interviews, and much more is also still available as a hard copy. Get your university’s official application guide at the Alumni & Career office, Richard-Wagner-Straße 3, 4th floor (Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)


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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

Why we love Challenges
The current KontakTUM devotes 68 pages to the topic of challenges.

We portray alumni from the TUM community, each of whom is mastering very different challenges: astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is training for her second stay on the ISS, rainforest researcher David Lapola, who is working to protect this important ecosystem, and TUM students who are researching the technology of the future.

TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann visits the founders of the TUM start-up Isar Aerospace, who have developed a very successful company from a student project in a very short time and will soon launch the first German small rocket into space.

David Lapola in the yellow T-shirt talks to a staff member holding a laptop in the jungle.

Picture: João M. Rosa/AmazonFACE.

Uncovering the Secrets of the Rainforest

TUM Ambassador David Lapola conducts research on a unique experiment in the Amazon rainforest.

Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM.

Out of University and Straight Into Orbit

TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann visits Isar Aerospace, a company founded by TUM alumni.

A man is doing a handstand on a rock.

Picture: Pexels/Sam Kolder.

Do You Like Challenges?

What do you do when faced with new projects or tasks? TUM alumni revealed this to us in a survey.

Portrait image of TUM alumna Samantha Cristoforetti.

Picture: ESA/A. Conigli.

Train for Space

How TUM alumna Samantha Cristoforetti is preparing for her second mission on the International Space Station.

Porträtbild von TUM Alumna Zarah Bruhn.

Picture: Google.org.

Zarah Bruhn Helps Refugees

The TUM alumna runs a successful non-profit company and is currently specifically supporting people from Ukraine.

Portrait photos of the alumni in a collage.

Pictures: Magdalena Jooß/TUM (Bartels, Fürst, Tomic), Roland Niepaul (Peterwerth).

How do You do this?

Four alumni tell us about extraordinary situations in their lives and how they dealt with them.

Impressions from the TUM family

Silver jubilees at the the anniversary celebrations 2022. (Picture: Magdalena Jooss/TUM).

Graduation ceremony 25 and 50 years

The film about the TUM jubilee celebrations in the summer of 2022

TUM Magazines

Faszination Forschung

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


University Magazine TUMcampus

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


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Dr. Sabrina Eisele

KontakTUM Editorial Team

+49 89 289 22563

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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