Awards for our research

Academic honors, prizes and awards are an important component in recognizing and publicizing excellent research. The recognition of the award winners is thus a contribution to the reputation of the TU Munich as a research-strong educational institution. They make it clear at what a high, international level research is conducted at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Awards for outstanding scientific achievements are presented by foundations, associations and societies as well as by scientific associations or magazines and by politicians at the state, federal or EU level. In addition, excellent scientists can also be honored through memberships in scientific academies or in political committees.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Medal

2022: Prof. Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva
2020: Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller
2019: Prof. Dr. Michael W. Pfaffl
2016: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
2014: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Küster

Further award winners

TUM Sustainability Award

2020: Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig

Further award winners

Max Schönleutner Medal

2021 Prof. Dr. Kurt-Jürgen Hülsbergen
2016 Prof. Dr. Chris-Carolin Schön

Further award winners

Recent prizes and awards

Award, Research | 17.01.2022 EU funding for research project - ERC Starting Grant for researcher at Freising-Weihenstephan Campus

Dr. Melanie Schirmer is funded with an ERC-Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grants from the European Research Council are aimed at scientists who are still at the beginning of their careers. Researchers at TUM have so far been able to acquire a total of 151 of the prestigious ERC grants,...[more]

Award, Research | 21.12.2021 Max Schönleutner Medal for Prof. Hülsbergen - Commitment to agricultural and horticultural sciences honored

Prof Hülsbergen heads the Chair of Organic Farming and Crop Production Systems.

Prof. Dr. Kurt-Jürgen Hülsbergen, Head of the Chair of Organic Agriculture and Agronomy at the TUM School of Life Sciences, will receive the Max Schönleutner Medal 2021. With this award, the Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft (MSGW)...[more]

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9 ERC grants have already been obtained by researchers at the TUM School of Life Sciences for their cutting-edge research at the European Research Council (ERC).

TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors

The honorary title "TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor" distinguishes leading international scientists who are working at other universities, advancing a scientific area, and developing long-term collaborations with their colleagues at TUM.

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Honorary Doctors

For excellent scientific achievements, often also in recognition of their scientist’s outstanding lifetime achievements, numerous scientists of the TUM School of Life Sciences have been awarded the honorary dignity of a doctor:

  • Auwärter Konrad, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Dr.-Ing. E.h.
  • Büchel Karl-Heinz, Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Dr.agr.h.c., Dr.rer.nat.h.c.
  • Karel Marcus, Prof. B.A., Drs. h.c., Dr.-Ing. E.h.
  • Meuser Friedrich, Dr.-Ing.
  • Nilsson-Björk Sven, Prof. Dr.phil.
  • Narziß Ludwig, Prof. Dr. agr.
  • Soltmann Dieter Hans, Dr.-Ing.

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