Matrix Structure at the WZW

With the founding of the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, research departments and study program divisions have superseded the former faculties which now span the so-called matrix structure.

Each chair is assigned an "academic home" in one of the research departments, whhile its teaching mandate is carried out in the various study program divisions.

This matrix structure facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation among researchers at the newly-created interfaces between departments and allows course content to be modified in keeping with the professional demands of the market place.