TUM Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute for Advanced Study of Technische Universität München (TUM-IAS) is the centerpiece of TUM’s institutional strategy to promote top-level research in the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. The central goal of the TUM-IAS is to establish new fields of excellence in scientific and technological research at TUM. It has a special interest in innovative, high-risk, high-reward topics. It aims at creating an optimal research environment at TUM, in which new ideas can germinate without being hampered by bureaucratic burdens. The essential TUM-IAS strategy is to allow not only selected guest scientists (both from academia and industry), but also our best faculty members to conduct top-level research, while offering young scientists the chance to develop their talents in the inspiring environment of outstanding senior scientists. To this end, Fellows on different levels of seniority are given the possibility to devote their full time to innovative research projects in nascent areas of science that bear the promise of major scientific breakthroughs.
University: Technische Universität München
Contact: Lichtenbergstraße 2 a
85748 Garching
Tel: +49-89-289-10550
Fax: +49-89-289-10699
Director: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ernst Rank
Founded in: 2006
Focus of research: Emerging themes at the moment are for example: Advanced Computation and Modelling, Bioengineering and Imaging, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Fundamental Natural and Life Sciences, Gender and Diversity in Science and Engineering, Surface, Interface, Nano and Quantum Science
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