International exchange intensified

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Internationality plays a major role at TUM - which is why, since this year, a team led by Prof. Stephen Schrettl has been working to steadily intensify international exchange. In addition to advising students on their stays abroad, the team is particularly expanding international research contacts.

The staff of the International Office from left to right: Dr. Arne Schieder, Christian Körner, Anja Faust, and Prof. Stephen Schrettl.

Already under the leadership of the now emeritus Professor Dieter Langosch, who was responsible for international affairs from 2012-2023, the visibility of the School of Life Sciences for potential incoming students was improved, and the initiation of international study stays for outgoing students was facilitated. In addition, numerous new study places at renowned international universities could be acquired.

Building on this, international exchange will now be further strengthened. "Our future efforts in the area of internationalization aim to promote global collaboration and cooperation in addressing the major societal challenges that overlap with the research fields of the TUM School of Life Sciences, such as climate change, food security, and biodiversity," explains Prof. Schrettl.

In addition, diversity in research, teaching, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be promoted. To achieve this, the TUM School of Life Sciences aims to continuously attract highly talented international students and experts, build partnerships with renowned institutions worldwide, and offer innovative programs that respond to the needs of a globalized world.


Susanne Neumann
TUM School of Life Sciences
Press Officer