Mission & Vision
The Technical University of Munich established its Institute for Advanced Study in 2005. It offers opportunity for international scientists for developing top level interdisciplinary research, exempt from teaching and administrative duties. With the IAS, TUM aims to further promote competition for the best talents in research and makes a significant contribution to the advancement of science.
The TUM IAS creates room for developing top level interdisciplinary research free of administrative loads.
"Risking Creativity" and the development of pioneering research areas comprise the philosophy of the Institute. This includes also different scientific initiatives which are devoted to the idea of sustainability. Furthermore, it is an explicit goal to support scientists to shape their careers and build up successful international collaborations. The TUM-IAS offers space for creative freedom. Read more...
With the IAS, TUM aims to further promote competition and makes a significant contribution to the advancement of science.
Unique Fellowship Programs
With its Fellowship program, the TUM-IAS brings scientists together on three levels: early-career and experienced researchers, scientists from international research institutions and from TUM, as well as academic and industrial researchers. The Fellows define, develop, and establish new research fields together with TUM hosting professors and doctoral researchers (Focus Groups). They serve the purpose of interdisciplinary and intergenerational exchange between young and experienced scientists from all around the world. Read more...
Place of inspiration, cooperation and exchange
With the construction of the TUM-IAS building, the BMW Group donated a place of inspiration, meeting and cooperation for scientists from all over the world to the Technical University of Munich in 2010. We thank the BMW Group for its generous support. The TUM Institute for Advanced Study includes an auditorium, display and lounge areas, offices and a faculty club. It was constructed at a central location on the TU Munich campus in Garching.