The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will launch five new degree programs in the upcoming winter semester. TUM is expanding its course offerings in the new Department of Aerospace and Geodesy as well as in the interdisciplinary field of management, technology and sustainability.
The circular economy can have a decisive impact on Germany achieving its climate, resource conservation and sustainability targets. The Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland has now published recommendations for policy makers, the private sector and researchers. Prof. Magnus Fröhling of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability is part of this initiative. In this interview he explains how a circular economy can get underway.
An enzyme could make a dream come true for the energy industry: It can efficiently produce hydrogen using electricity and can also generate electricity from hydrogen. The enzyme is protected by embedding it in a polymer. An international research team with significant participation of scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM) has presented the system in the renowned science journal Nature Catalysis.
Episode 3 of the new podcast series “Sustainability. Time to Change” is about cleantech and the energy transition. In this episode we speak with Susanne Kurowski, a researcher at Professorship for Innovation & Technology Management at the TUM Campus Straubing. She shares her insights into a transition to clean energy, the start-ups driving these changes and their struggles with sourcing funding and surviving the “Valley of Death”.
The new podcast series “Sustainability. Time to Change” presented by TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, dives into the work of our TUM community and shares their vision of how their work can help to improve the world we live in. In the first mini-series which will air over the next couple of weeks, the podcast hosts John Pye and Thomas Münch of TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning talk with their guests about the topic: “Sustainability. Time to Change.”
Ancient adhesives made from materials found in nature have been holding together cathedrals for hundreds of years. Cordt Zollfrank investigates this long-forgotten knowledge with the aim to develop environmentally friendly adhesives.
The second digital meeting of the EWG Retail Ops took place on March 26th, 2021, and attracted 57 participants, from U.S., Asia and Europe, and was organized by Sandra Transchel (Kuehne Logistics University) and Alexander Huebner (Technical University Munich).
Lena Riesenegger had already been privately committed to climate and environmental protection for several years before she also found a way to integrate the topic into her professional work: at the TUM Campus Straubing, she is currently writing and researching for her doctoral thesis at the Chair of Supply and Value Chain Management. The problem she addresses is devastating and highly topical.
Livia Kalossaka, postgraduate at the Imperial College London, visited the TUMCS via the Future Cities Global Fellows Programme.
Bill Gates has published a book on addressing climate change. Accompanying the book, Gates’s Breakthrough Energy organization released a comprehensive roadmap of policies that are necessary to avoid a climate change calamity.