TUM Ambassadors

As part of the Vivat TUM Concert 2023, the TUM Ambassaors were welcomed with their hosts and honored during the concert (Photo: Astrid Eckert /TUM).

Many international researchers have contributed their expertise and experience to our university over the past decades. Every year since 2013,  a cohort of world-class international researchers are selected and awarded the honorary title of “TUM Ambassador“.

Ambassador Weekend 2023

On the first weekend of Advent, six top international scientists were guests at the 9th Research Alumni Forum at TUM. On Sunday, they were awarded the honorary title of “TUM Ambassadors” by TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann on the stage of the Isarphilharmonie in front of an audience of almost 1,500 at the Vivat TUM Advent Concert.
TUM Ambassadors 2023 am Campus München

TUM Ambassadors 2023 at the main campus (Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

5 of six TUM Ambassadors of the years 2023 with Prof. Gerhard Kramer, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation (on the left), Prof. Juliane Winkelmann, Senior Vice President International Alliances & Alumni (third from the left) , and Dr. Harald Olk, Head of the TUM Global & Alumni Office (on the right).

The Ambassadors from left to right:

Prof. Hristo Svilenov, Prof. Marta C. Antonelli, Prof. Poul Sorensen, Dr. Yang Ji, Dr. Andreas Kronfeld

Unfortunately, TUM Ambassdors Prof. Ramona Vogt was unable to arrive on time, but was honored by President Hofmann a few days later.

Ambassador Gatherings

In Memoriam

TUM Ambassador J. Tinsley Oden (Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

The TUM Family mourns our TUM Ambassador

Professor J. Tinsley Oden


For TUM Employees

You would like to recommend someone as a TUM Ambassador?

All you need to do is fill in the form and send it to alumniandcareer@tum.de. Perhaps your guests will be awarded next year. More information about the relevant criteria can be found in the document.

Ambassador Stories

TUM Ambassador Subhasis Chaudhuri

„I have gained both a research partner and a friend“

Subhasis Chaudhuri enjoys being a guest at TUM. Here, the top researcher in the field of image processing has been able to significantly expand the scope of his pioneering work. Thanks to his research, it will probably soon be possible to touch virtual objects.

TUM Ambassador Alice Gast

„Science only works internationally“

Alice Gast knows how valuable international cooperation is. The President of Imperial College London has previously worked as a researcher on projects all over the world. Together with TUM President, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, she recently launched a strategic partnership between the two universities.

TUM Ambassador Polly Arnold

„We all have a bias towards men“

Polly Arnold is one of the leading specialists in the field of synthetic chemistry and a strong supporter of young female scientists. As feminist influencer she addresses the under-representation of women in science linking it to the “unconscious bias” we all have.

TUM Ambassador Anca Muscholl

„TUM is a wonderful place for interdisciplinary research“

Today TUM Ambassador Anca Muscholl is an internationally esteemed researcher, who wants to make software better and more secure with her algorithms. Her way into computer science research started at TUM.

TUM Ambassador Ben L. Feringa

„Nobody ever did that before“

Professor Ben L. Feringa has been coming to the TUM for years, and when he is here he discusses the molecular machines with students and researchers. Even after receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2016, he still has remained loyal to the TUM.

TUM Ambassador Amaresh Chakrabarti

„Work hard and pursue your passion“

In his native India, Amaresh Chakrabarti grew up in modest circumstances. Today he is one of the pioneers in the field of design research in his country. The TUM Ambassador’s recipe for success is a continuous international exchange.

TUM Research Alumni

The TUM Ambassadors belong to the group of TUM Research Alumni. This refers to all scientists and scholars who have been guests at TUM over the past decades. Many of the TUM Research Alumni enrich the university till today with their expertise and international experience.

TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg (Picture: Magdalena Jooß/TUM)

TUM Fahnen

Picture: Uli Benz/TUM

Jamie Gräfe

+49 89 289 22841

TUM Fahnen

Picture: Uli Benz/TUM

Dr. Julia von Mendel

+49 89 289 22589