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Award | Professor Hans Hauner receives the EASO Friedrich Wassermann Award 2021

Prof. Hans Hauner heads the Department of Nutritional Medicine

Professor Hans Hauner of the Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine (EKFZ) at the TUM has received this year’s Friedrich Wassermann Award for his lifelong achievements in obesity research. The award was presented...[more]

Award | 28.05.2021 New issue of Shanghai Rankings of academic fields - TUM among top 50 in nine subjects

TUM as a top university in the global ranking.

In the latest Global Rankings of Academic Subjects announced by the Shanghai Rankings, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) placed among the 50 best universities in the world in nine subjects. This includes prestigious top 25...[more]

Research, Award, Top-News | Humboldt Research Fellow at the Chair for Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscapes

Dr. Sara Fouad researches disused industrial canals

The Egyptian researcher, Dr. Sara Fouad is awarded with a Georg Forster Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work scientifically at the TUM in 2021/2022 on the topic "Historic Veins. Between...[more]

Research | 29.04.2021 Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? - Forest loss is not due to timber harvesting

Forest harvesting has increased by only 6 percent in recent years

A 2020 study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) used satellite data to assess forest cover and claimed an abrupt increase in the harvested forest in Europe from 2016. The authors suggested that this increase...[more]

Research | 20.04.2021 Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors - Genome editing in farm animals

Scientists at TUM have created chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors.

Genetically engineered animals provide important insights into the molecular basis of health and disease. Research has focused mainly on genetically modified mice, although other species, such as pigs, are more similar to human...[more]

Research | 20.04.2021 Effects of climate change on nature visualized - Interview with Professor Annette Menzel on the idea of Green Warming Stripes

forsythia bloom in Bavaria from 1951 to 2020

To illustrate the effects of climate change on nature at a glance, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are now presenting Green Warming Stripes for the first time. Annette Menzel, Professor of Ecoclimatology at...[more]

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