TUM without Borders – taking action worldwide

TUM architecture student Franziska Bartels and local worker Timothy Banda in Zambia. (Image: TUM/Chair Timber Construction and Structural)
TUM architecture student Franziska Bartels and local worker Timothy Banda in Zambia. (Image: TUM/Chair Timber Construction and Structural)

Many TUM researchers and students are concerned with global issues and make wide-ranging contributions to sustainable development cooperation. This allows students to gain life-changing experience and university lecturers to combine academic teaching with social involvement, and it promotes research in different geographic settings. This involvement is multifaceted and ranges from the construction of an innovative school auditorium in Tanzania to the deployment of medical students in order to support humanitarian initiatives in Nepal, Burma or Kenya.

"At TUM, we believe that today's grand societal challenges - much like the best of ideas - know no national boundaries. Climate change, disease outbreaks, data security, food provision, energy deficit, or exponential growth of cities - we believe that these challenges more than separate, unite us as a planet. We are proud of our scientists, students and staff who are commited to contributing to the development of all regions."

Prof. Hana Milanov, PhD