Research

The transformation of the Technical University of Munich under the Excellence Strategy is strengthening interdisciplinarity and internationalization: The new TUM schools expand the university’s radius of action at the interfaces of traditional disciplines to enable the rapid and efficient development of new areas of innovation in research and teaching beyond the boundaries of the individual disciplines.

The foundation of the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology in October 2022 will merge the three departments:

The result will be a wide range of highly diverse competencies:

  • from theoretical fundamentals to practical implementation,
  • from basic components to hardware and software architecture to complete technical systems,
  • from mathematical abstraction to the technological process,
  • from formal specification to partially automated implementation.

With our research and teaching, we strive to benefit society, contribute to a better understanding of the natural world and humankind, and promote entrepreneurial activity. To this end, we are working on the abstract representation, analysis, modeling and simulation of structures and processes. Our school  is a driving force behind the solutions to the numerous challenges we currently face as a society. It brings together in a single entity all the core competencies of digitalization in its broadest sense – in digital technologies and beyond.

The TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology comprises four scientific fields, each of which forms a department:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Additionally, we contribute our expertise to specific areas of research and innovation, mainly in the framework of Integrative Research Institutes and Living Labs, such as the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, the Munich Data Science Institute or the TUM Living Lab for Connected Mobility. Here, we work together with scientists and students from other TUM schools and leading international researchers on groundbreaking technologies, such as robotics, machine learning and high-performance computing.