Economics and IT

20 new professorships for TUM and research building at am TUM Campus Heilbronn

New building at TUM Campus Heilbronn

Sponsor: Dieter Schwarz Stiftung
Funding period: since 2018

The new building is intended for students preparing preparing for management careers in the engineering fields. The focus will be on the study of economic change through digitization, especially in family-owned companies and high-tech start-ups. The Dieter Schwarz Foundation has fully endowed 20 new TUM professorships, including 13 in Heilbronn, along with the necessary staff and infrastructure. Between the optimally equipped seminar rooms and offices, the open architecture provides students and researchers with communicative spaces for discussions and the exchange of ideas.

TUM will have around 3,000 square meters of working space at its disposal. With the new campus and the digital teaching and research methods offered there, TUM will explore entirely new approaches to management sciences. One such innovation is a virtual reality laboratory where researchers can experience realistic business situations, for example by studying the behavior of managers and learning best practices through simulations.

With the new campus and the digital teaching and research methods offered there, TUM will explore entirely new approaches to management sciences. One such innovation is a virtual reality laboratory where researchers can experience realistic business situations, for example by studying the behavior of managers and learning best practices through simulations.

Coursework in Heilbronn began in the 2018/19 winter semester with the start of two masters degree programs offered in English. Other programs (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, post-graduate MBAs, Ph.D. program) are in the planning stages.

Endowed Professorship for large-scale data analytics and machine learning

Sponsor: Allianz SE
Funding period: since 2016
Technical University of Munich (TUM) is setting up an Endowed Professorship for large-scale data analytics and machine learning, which will focus on the automated analysis of very large amounts of data. Every day, enormous volumes of data are generated, covering everything from entries in medical databases through sensor readings to data from the Internet of Things. Analysts can identify patterns in this sea of digital information. And these patterns are increasingly being used for analyses and predictions in the worlds of science and business. The resulting insights will be used to help identify patterns and create forecasts to gain new insights. The professorship will be fully endowed by Allianz SE. Press release dated January 11, 2016

Endowed Professorship for Cyber Trust

Sponsor: Deutsches Institut für Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet (DI.VSI)
Funding period:
2012-2018
The German Institute for Trust and Security on the Internet, a non-profit subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG, has endowed a Professorship for Cyber Trust at TUM. This new chair will have an interdisciplinary research approach, holistically analyzing the risks and opportunities of the Web in order to develop a comprehensive risk management system. The endowed chair will complement the research of Professor Claudia Eckert’s existing Chair for IT Security.

Endowed Chair for Software Engineering

Sponsor: Capgemini sd&m
Funding period: 2009-2013
Capgemini sd&m and TU München have agreed to set up a new Endowed Chair for Software Engineering within the Faculty of Computer Science. The software and computer consultancy hopes that this professorship will make a fundamental, innovative contribution towards research and tuition. The work of the new Chair will focus mainly on conveying the know-how required for executing scattered software engineering, coupled with practising the skills needed for handling the tools and techniques for their implementation. Alongside software and system engineering projects, key topics include best practice in organizing the evolution of existing projects bearing not only the aspects of capacity and costs but also the entire lift-cycle of the project in mind.

Dr. Theo Schöller Foundation Professorship for Technology and Innovation Management

Sponsor: Honorary Senator Dr. h.c. Theo Schöller (1917-2004)
Funding period: 2004-2009
By linking issues connected with engineering, natural sciences and economics, the Dr. Theo Schöller Foundation Professorship for Technology and Innovation Management is a key pillar of the Faculty of Economics. As such, and by virtue of its incorporation in the TU München, it represents a unique constellation in Bavaria which benefits the entire Free State. Its central work topics include: processes and structures of innovation management, strategic technology management, market-wide deployment of innovations, external and internal acquisition of knowledge through research and development, innovative cooperations with market partners. Particular emphasis is laid on the special demands made on the networking competence of small to middle-sized companies in regional, national and international collaborations.

Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies

Sponsor: Sparkassenverband Bayern, Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung
Funding period: 2003-2008
The Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS), which was established in 2003 as part of the TU München's Faculty of Economics, focuses on research and tuition in the field of entrepreneurship and finance. The main area of research concerns the financing of young enterprises. This approach accordingly includes a detailed analysis of the phase prior to going public and the financing channels open to start-up entrepreneurs. Several research projects dealing with private equity and associated issues, for example, have already been launched.

Roland Berger & O2 (Germany) Foundation Professorship for Internet-based Business Systems

Sponsors: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co.
Funding period: 2002-2007
There is hardly another medium that can be said to have influenced the market situation so decisively and in such a short time as the Internet. There is evidence that Internet-based business dealings are capable of speeding up procedures significantly, not only in marketing and sales, but also in development or in administrative areas. As regards contents, Internet-based business dealings cover all the technology (and technicalities) involved in performing tasks using Internet-based software systems. Another aspect dealt with in the course is the reorganisation of business processes using the possibilities offered by the Internet.

Ernst Denert Foundation Professorship for Software Engineering of Operative Information Systems

Sponsors: Honorary Senator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Denert and sd&m AG
Funding period: 2002-2007
The TU München is investing a great deal in the full-scale upgrading of its internationally highly acclaimed Informatics Department. There was a special need for upgrading, primarily with regard to the integration of operative systems and business procedures in the Informatics Department. This requirement was met by setting up the Foundation Professorship for Software Engineering of Operative Information Systems. Together with the newly-created Department of Commercial Information Technology and the Foundation Professorship for Internet-based Business Systems, the Faculty of Informatics can now boast three department chairs on the borderline between Economics and Information Technology.

HVB Foundation Institute for Mathematical Finance

Sponsor: Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
Funding period: 2001-2011
Thanks to its "extensive reforms and strategies for the future", the TU München's Faculty of Mathematics emerged as the winner of the "University Reform" competition organised by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft foundation in May 1999. While a resolutely implemented general reshuffle tightened the organisation structure, the recruitment of young, internationally reputed scientists added an invigorating boost. Until recently, the Department of Mathematical Statistics of the TU München upheld contemporary financial and insurance mathematics, whereas now the Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank Aktiengesellschaft München and the TU München have come to an agreement to promote the area of mathematical finance and economics at the banking centre of Munich and to join forces to bridge the gap between academic excellence and application-oriented education.

KfW Foundation Professorship for Entrepreneurial Finance

Sponsor: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Reconstruction Loan Corporation, formerly Deutsche Ausgleichsbank)
Funding period: 2000-2010
The main areas of research of the "Entrepreneurial Finance" Foundation Professorship cover all aspects of raising capital, financial management and subsequent conversance with the organised capital markets, as well as the organisation and success factors crucial to financial services specialising in this business sector.