Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability

Following an unanimous decision by the Bavarian Parliament on July 19, 2017, the Technical University of Munich will fully integrate Campus Straubing with effect from October 1, 2017 and constitute it as an Integrative Research Center, or IRC for short. Its focus in research and teaching makes the new center unique: It will concentrate on renewable resources, biotechnology and bioeconomy. For this, new interdisciplinary degree programs will be established, that nationwide are only offered by TUM in Straubing. From the 2017/18 winter semester TUM School of Management’s Bachelor in Management and Technology with the specialization in “Renewable Resources” will be offered exclusively there.

As part of the expansion plans for the location, a new laboratory and lecture hall building for sustainable chemistry will provide 8,000 m2 of space for research laboratories, offices, seminar rooms, working facilities and a divisible lecture hall. Lectures will also be held in a former monastery that was specifically renovated for that purpose.

TUM’s fourth location will gradually expand to include 30 professorships. Looking beyond the existing focus on renewable resources, Straubing will also be adding biotechnology and bioeconomy to its core disciplines. There will be 6 business management professors with a focus on bioeconomy and 3 professors in Microbiology, Biological Process Engineering, as well as Organic Chemistry and Microreaction Technology.

A total of ten new degree programs are planned. The Bachelor’s program in Chemical Biotechnology, the Bachelor’s program in Management and Technology and the Master’s program in Biomass Technology will be launched in the 2017/18 winter semester. The 2018/19 winter semester will see the introduction of both a bachelor’s and a master’s program in bioeconomy. This kind of bachelor’s program is a first for Germany. Students will still be able to take the Bachelor’s program in Renewable Resources and the Master’s program in Renewable Resources.

The Bachelor’s program in Management & Technology (TUM-BWL) with the specialization in “Renewable Resources” is aimed at outstanding, highly motivated high school graduates with university entrance qualifications who are interested in business administration and, at the same time, want to gain basic knowledge in natural sciences and engineering with a focus on renewable resources and energies, and sustainability. Graduates of this program will be positioned right at the interface of the related professional fields. They will be prepared for a professional career combining business management know-how with sustainable management skills and profound knowledge of the use of renewable resources

More information on the Campus Straubing can be found here and here.

All professorships currently advertised at TUM can be found here.

More information on the Bachelor’s program in Management and Technology with the specialization in “Renewable Resources” can be found here.

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