TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg
TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg

The Research Alumni Network of TUM

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

TUM Research Alumni: This refers to all the scientists who have been guests at TUM over the past decades and have enriched the university with their expertise and international experience.

TUM Research Alumni in Action

Scientists Only

Mentoring for Scientists connects (international) Research Alumni and guest scientists to doctoral students and postdocs. The focus here is on the personal exchange between researchers at different career levels.

TUM Ambassador Amaresh Chakrabarti is involved in the TUM Mentoring for Scientists: He invited his mentee Paul Bockelmann for a research stay in India (Picture: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

Research Alumni in Portrait

Medical couple Inas Abdelaziz and Hossam Sherif

“Medicine Is Our Passion”

Inas Abdelaziz and Hossam Sherif were able to advance their research work at TUM thanks to a postdoc scholarship. Despite great cultural differences, they and their German colleagues had a common goal in mind: to help people.

TUM Ambassador Kai-feng Pan

“Our Collaboration Is Extremely Successful”

TUM Ambassador Kai-feng Pan researches at Peking University on how stomach cancer can be prevented. In a joint research laboratory, the two universities can now leverage their expertise in the fight against cancer even more effectively.

TUM Research Alumni Yana Bromberg

“I Want to Use Bioinformatics to Cure Diseases”

It would be possible to make a movie about her: born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, Yana Bromberg worked her way up and today she is a globally successful professor. She also has strong ties to TUM.

Chemist Fun Man Fung

“Learning Has to Be Fun”

Fun Man Fung completed his Master in Industrial Chemistry at TUM Asia. He was delighted to find passionate professors from all over the world there. Today he teaches at the university himself and uses technology-based methods to make teaching truly sustainable.

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.

In the brochure, TUM presents various research alumni (Image: Humboldt Foundation / Robert Schlesinger).

Brochure of Research Alumni

Thanks to an award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, TUM has been able to invite research alumni to the TUM Network in a targeted way since 2013. To this date several hundreds have taken up the invitation. This initiative to expand the TUM Network was presented in the brochure “Once a Guest, Forever a Friend”.


Picture: Andreas Heddergott /TUM

Welcome Services for International Researchers

With its Welcome Services, the TUM Global & Alumni Office supports international postdocs, visiting professors and TUM hosts in all formalities related to relocating to Munich.

Institute for Advanced Studies at TUM Campus Garching by night (Picture: Andreas Heddergott/TUM).

TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS)

True to the motto “risking creativity,” the IAS serves as a flagship institute for top-level international research at TUM, and has helped to drive the university’s development into one of Germany’s top academic institutions. The IAS Fellowship Programme offers excellent guest scientists from academia and industry the chance to conduct top-level, interdisciplinary research at TUM.

Picture: Andreas Heddergott/TUM

TUM Global Visiting Professor Program

The TUM Global Visiting Professor Program offers the opportunity to recruit excellent professors from international partner universities for temporary teaching and research collaborations, thus further promoting the internationalization of TUM. Applications for the program can be submitted at any time.

TUM Ambassadors

Since 2013, a few selected wolrd-class international researchers who have spent time at TUM as guest researchers have been awarded the honorary title of “TUM Ambassador”.

In Dezember 2019 Prof. Dr. Subhasis Chaudhuri was awarded the honorary title TUM Ambassador by TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann (Photo: Astrid Eckert/TUM).

TUM Fahnen

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Jamie Gräfe

+49 89 289 22841

TUM Fahnen

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Dr. Sabrina Eisele

+49 89 289 22563