Awards for our research

Academic honors, prizes and awards are an important component in recognizing and publicizing excellent research. The recognition of the award winners is thus a contribution to the reputation of the TU Munich as a research-strong educational institution. They make it clear at what a high, international level research is conducted at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Awards for outstanding scientific achievements are presented by foundations, associations and societies as well as by scientific associations or magazines and by politicians at the state, federal or EU level. In addition, excellent scientists can also be honored through memberships in scientific academies or in political committees.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Medal

2020: Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller
2019: Prof. Dr. Michael W. Pfaffl
2016: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
2014: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Küster

Further award winners

TUM Sustainability Award

2020: Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig

Further award winners

Max Schönleutner-Medal

2021 Prof. Dr. Kurt-Jürgen Hülsbergen
2016 Prof. Dr. Chris-Carolin Schön

Further award winners

Science Award City of Freising

2022: Prof. Nina-Henriette Uhlenhaut
2019: Prof. Corinna Dawid
2017: Dr. Christina Lehermeier / PD Dr. Carsten W. Müller
2015: Dr. Stefanie Ranf

Further award winners

Recent prizes and awards

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Young, excellent and more and more female professors - the TUM School of Life Sciences starts in 2023

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Huge success for young academic talent - 3 ERC Starting Grants awarded to TUM School of Life Sciences researchers

Twelve talented researchers at TUM have been awarded ERC Starting Grants by the European Research Council (ERC) - three of them from the TUM School of…

ERC Grants

13 ERC grants have already been obtained by researchers at the TUM School of Life Sciences for their cutting-edge research at the European Research Council (ERC).

TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors

The honorary title "TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor" distinguishes leading international scientists who are working at other universities, advancing a scientific area, and developing long-term collaborations with their colleagues at TUM.

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Honorary Doctors

For excellent scientific achievements, often also in recognition of their scientist’s outstanding lifetime achievements, numerous scientists of the TUM School of Life Sciences have been awarded the honorary dignity of a doctor:

  • Auwärter Konrad, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Dr.-Ing. E.h.
  • Meuser Friedrich, Dr.-Ing.
  • Nilsson-Björk Sven, Prof. Dr.phil.

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