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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.


Many visitors at the International Day - International students were very committed

Foreign students play music

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the International Office of the TUM School of Life Sciences celebrated its fifth International Day in the Central Lecture Hall Building on the TUM Campus Weihenstephan."Approximately 250...[more]

Discover the World - The TUM School of Life Science celebrates an International Day

[Translate to english:] International students show the peculiarities of their home countries.

Whether from China, Iran, Italy, Poland or India - students and employees at the TUM School of Life Science in Freising come from more than 60 countries. In the meantime, even every fifth person who studies or works on campus has...[more]

Causes of insect decline and biodiversity loss to be found at the landscape level - insect decline more extensive than suspected

Small Gold Grasshopper - Chrysochraon dispar

Compared to a decade ago, today the number of insect species on many areas has decreased by about one third. This is the result of a survey of an international research team led by scientists from the Technical University of...[more]

The secret of motivation - How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance

Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. But where does the motivation come from? An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified...[more]

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