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Today’s challenges – Tomorrow's research and teaching

The 21st century faces numerous challenges: global warming, population explosion, food security and dwindling fossil fuel reserves are the crises of our time. Addressing these challenges will require cutting-edge research – both fundamental and applied. As a discipline encompassing this entire spectrum of issues, from food production to the supply of biogenetic raw materials through to the preservation of livable environments, the life sciences will play a leading role in these efforts.

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Professor Thomas Becker testing the properties of a fresh brew in the TUM research brewery. (Photo: TUM/ A. Heddergott) 14.04.2016
"Does beer even have to be liquid?": Interview with Professor Thomas Becker

Professor Thomas Becker of the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology at Technical University of Munich (TUM) on the discussion surrounding the Reinheitsgebot – the German beer purity law –, the latest research projects and the...[more]


22.03.2016
Neurobiology: The neural basis of vocal learning

In terms of vocal learning humans and bats have much in common. In a new international project, neurobiologists Uwe Firzlaff from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Lutz Wiegrebe from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität...[more]


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