The TUM Senior Excellence Faculty of the Technical University of Munich – A 15-Year Success Story
Publication in Proceedings of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (PEASA)
The article was written on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the TUM Senior Excellence Faculty (SEF) and was published in the journal "Proceedings of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts" (PEASA) in October 2022. The publication presents the SEF as a unique and highly interdisciplinary initiative at TUM that could serve as a model for other universities. The authors provide insight into the idea of SEF and its responsibility to society. They outline the mission, concept and organization of SEF as well as individual activities of Emeriti*ae of Excellence (EoE). The series "TUM Forum Sustainability" is presented as a collaborative initiative of the group.
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The interdisciplinary group of the "Emeriti of Excellence" forms the TUM Senior Excellence Faculty in its entirety. Its members can look back on many years of research, teaching and organizational activities. With their top position in science, their special commitment beyond their own discipline, and their excellent networking into society, this group brings together a wide range of experience in professional, social and societal terms.
In their independent position as "Emeriti of Excellence", the members of the Senior Excellence Faculty see themselves as a source of inspiration. They take up urgent questions and central issues of the university and society and try to turn them into ideas and initiatives. The intention of the Emeriti of Excellence is to act as bridge-builders and catalysts for discussion and to link together the various institutions of the university and society in a goal-oriented manner.
- Michael Molls (EoE, Speaker SEF)
- Birgit Herbst-Gaebel (Project Manager SEF)
- Jörg Eberspächer (Deputy Speaker SEF)
- Herrmann Aurenhammer (EoE)
- Georg Faerber (EoE)
- Klaus Mainzer (EoE)
- Winfried Petry (EoE)
- Ralf Reichwald (EoE)
- Kristina Reiss (EoE)
- Peter Wilderer (EoE)
- Thomas F. Hofmann (President of the Technical University of Munich)