Facts and Figures

The TUM-IAS was established as a flagship of TUM’s institutional strategy to promote top-level research in the Excellence ­Initiative of the German federal and state governments. After having played a central part in the first two rounds of the Excellence ­Initiative of the German federal and state goverments (2006–2012 and 2012–2019), the TUM-IAS became established as a ­permanent institution of TUM, financed out of the general TUM budget.

With its Anna Boyksen and Albrecht ­Struppler Clinician Scientist Fellowships, the Institute contributed to the proposal of the current Excellence Strategy and is therefore receiving funding for its new initiatives. In addition, the TUM-IAS is collaborating with the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion, which is ­financing several TUM-IAS@e-conversion Hans ­Fischer Senior Fellowships. In 2021, a total of three Fellows had been appointed within this program.

Funded under the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder.

Third-party funding

TÜV Süd Foundation

In 2015, the TÜV Süd Foundation and TUM agreed on introducing a “Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship awarded by the TÜV Süd Foundation.” By funding this Fellowship, the TÜV Süd Foundation aims to support the exchange of internationally renowned scientists as well as sustainable projects in groundbreaking ­research fields: energy efficiency and ­climate protection, test procedures, product and plant safety, and compliance management. So far, two Fellows were appointed under this scheme.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG provides funding for six Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowships with over two ­million euros. The research focus is on the fields of Simulation and Digital Twin and Future of Autonomous Systems / Robotics. The fifth and sixth Fellows were appointed in 2021.

Georg Nemetschek Institute Artificial Intelligence for the Built World

The Georg Nemetschek Institute provides funding for one Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship per year, focusing on the field of Artificial Intelligence for the Built World. A first Fellowship was included in the call published in December 2021.

Fellow Distribution by Fellowship Category in 2021

Fellow Distribution according to TUM-IAS Research Areas in 2021

Expenditure per TUM-IAS Research Area in 2021