Welcome to the TUM University Foundation (TUM Universitätsstiftung)
Five years after its establishment in 2010, the TUM University Foundation has become an important pillar in the university’s development. Over 100 alumni, patrons and companies have signed up as donors. They support the Foundation in its efforts to promote TUM as an entrepreneurial university. As a top-class university, TUM is up against tough international competition – and it must attract the top talent to keep pace. Government funding alone will not suffice to attract this kind of talent. So, the TUM University Foundation invests its funds in programs aimed at attracting young talent, who add huge value to the university and to Germany as a scientific and economic hub.
The TUM University Foundation plays a key role in shaping the identity of the TUM community. Increasingly, it is supported by TUM’s extensive international alumni network, including donations received during the advent concerts. Many TUM alumni recognize that their alma mater was the cornerstone on which they built successful careers. They are keen to give something back to the TUM community – both now and in the future – and express their desire to contribute to society as active citizens.
The latest news:
TUM University Foundation’s fifth annual donor conference took place on July 3, 2015
Chair of the Foundation Board and TUM President, Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann reported that 2014 was a successful year for the foundation, having awarded almost EUR 500,000 in grants. The majority of these grants went to the TUM University Foundation Fellowships. Students were awarded grants via the TUM: Junge Akademie and the Germany Scholarship program. Prof. Herrmann thanked four additional new donors for their generosity, with each one having donated at least EUR 50,000, as well as recognizing “repeat donors”. The confirmed Foundation capital now amounts to almost EUR 30 million.
EUR 130,000 donations received at the TUM advent matinee and at Vivat TUM
These two TUM concerts on November 29, 2015 saw generous donations once again. Around 4,500 attendees donated almost EUR 130,000.