TUM Corporate Research Centers on campus

TUM maintains its own Corporate Research Centers for highly specialist research. Two of these are located on the Weihenstephan campus. They conduct cutting-edge basic research as well as application-driven research in the field of life sciences - independently of the School and in close cooperation with industry. 

World Agricultural Systems Center – Hans Eisenmann-Forum for Agricultural Sciences (HEF)

Plants and animals, soil and water, ecology and economy - the research of the Hans Eisenmann Forum ranges from the molecular and cellular level to practical field trials. The central institute links all TUM chairs and institutions with a focus on agricultural science.

The HEF provides technical expertise, offers a platform for communication and dialogue with the various areas of agribusiness and agricultural science, supports the transfer of knowledge to society through lecture events and symposia, and is the visible contact for agricultural science both inside and outside TUM.

  • Anniversary bridge on the Weihenstephan campus leads to the HEF

    The Hans Eisenmann-Forum for Agricultural Sciences

    bridges the gap between basic research and agricultural practice.

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  • Drone flies over agricultural trial area at Dürnast research station

    Smart Rural Areas Data Infrastructure (SRADI)

    TUM researchers rely on digitalization of agriculture. The SRADI platform provides comprehensive access to research data.

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  • Participants of the Hans Eisenmann Academy on their way to the HEF

    The Hans Eisenmann Academy

    has developed into an important interface for the transfer of knowledge between science, business, politics and society.


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ZIEL – Institute for Food & Health

The ZIEL is concerned with human nutrition and researches biomedically relevant topics. The research focuses on the question of how nutrition in the form of food can influence human health. This involves both the prevention of diseases and the possibility of developing new therapeutic approaches and understanding causal relationships.

The clinical study unit and the platform for microbiome research make an important contribution to the ZIEL expertise. The ZIEL Academy's continuing education and events program promotes dialog between science, business and society.

  • The ZIEL building on the TUM campus in Weihenstephan

    ZIEL – Institute for Food & Health

    conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between food science, nutrition research and medicine.


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  • Prof. Haller discusses research results with his team

    Gut bacteria improve type 2 diabetes risk prediction

    found the team of Prof. Dirk Haller in a study with over 4000 subjects at the ZIEL Institute for Food & Health.

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  • Foyer of the ZIEL building

    ZIEL Academy

    offers continuing education and events on current topics in nutrition science and research.


    To the calendar of events