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TUM Campus Straubing becomes center of “CleanTech” research

The TUM Campus Straubing for biotechnology and sustainability will be further expanded with promising technologies for innovative climate protection. This was announced by the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder in his government statement yesterday. TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann and the Rector of the TUM Campus Straubing, Volker Sieber, see this as an important step towards the expansion of the science city Straubing with nationwide appeal.

The TUM expressly welcomes the further expansion of the TUM Campus Straubing by four additional chairs in the research area “CleanTech”. The four new professorships complement the 30 professorships of the previous expansion plan excellently. This will create a new, innovative focus area that builds on the existing strengths and competencies of the TUM Campus Straubing. The previously planned professorships in the fields of engineering, natural sciences and economics with their focus on the use of biogenic raw materials and sustainable management offer the ideal research environment for the development of new energy sources and the transfer of research results into practice and marketing.

The new professorships will expand teaching in technical and scientific courses at the TUM Campus Straubing and thus make Straubing an even more attractive place to study bioeconomics and sustainability.

In conjunction with the Fraunhofer BioCat, the Straubing branch of the Fraunhofer IGB, the Straubing Campus will become the national reference centre for synthetic fuels. This will give Straubing a unique scientific and technological profile as a science location and make it a German pioneer in sustainability and biobased raw materials.