Winning medals in Tokyo

At the Olympics in Tokyo, judoka and TUM student Theresa Stoll won bronze with the German Judo team in the mixed competition.

Air pistol shooter and TUM alumna Carina Wimmer (Bachelor Health Science 2020) and field athlete and TUM alumna Christina Hering (Master Management 2020) also participated in the Olympics, but unfortunately were unable to capture any medal places. 

TUM student and bronze medal winner Theresa Stoll

TUM student and bronze medal winner Theresa Stoll (Picture: International Judo Federation).

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"

Picture: Magdalena Jooß/TUM

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 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.

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.

Picture: Benedikt Klaus/ Neukla

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.

Image: Verena Schmöller/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

How our Creativity is Shaping the World
The current issue of KontakTUM devotes 68 pages to the topic of creativity.

We accompanied TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann on a visit to one of Germany’s most successful start-ups, interviewed exciting musicians in the TUM network, and spoke with three Nobel Prize winners from the ranks of TUM. In the process, we learned what creativity means to our alumni and how they come up with new ideas.

With this issue, we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of KontakTUM. For this reason, the alumni magazine is appearing in a new look and with new formats for KontakTUM readers.

Portrait shot of TUM alumna Miriam Haerst.

TUM Alumna Dr. Miriam Haerst (Image: Alexander Gerner/TUM).

The Innovator and her Great Idea

TUM alumna Miriam Haerst has invented a 3D printer that can produce individual bone implants from plastic.

A hand on a viola.

TUM alumni are musically diverse (Photo: Juli Eberle/TUM).

Music connects

Eight Alumni tell us how music contributes to their lives

Light bulb on dark background.

How do you come up with the decisive idea? Three Nobel Prize winners from TUM tell us (Image: Pexels/Nikolai Ulltang).

Research and Creativity

We asked three TUM Nobel Prize laureates how important creativity is for their work.

The president walks up a flight of stairs.

President Thomas F. Hofmann visited the founders of Celonis at the company's Munich headquarters on Theresienstrasse (Photo: Magdalena Jooß/TUM).

True Pioneers

The president visited Celonis, a company founded by three TUM alumni

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>

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. 

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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