Living in Straubing – Modern Meets Tradition

An inspiring international center
of biotechnology and sustainability

Fall in love with this idyllic medieval city
on the river Danube in Lower Bavaria.

Students in the Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM BWL) program can now specialize in the field of Renewable Resources, offered exclusively at our exciting new campus in the city of Straubing.

Situated on the River Danube just 130 km north-east of Munich, the city is bursting with medieval charm. Its outstanding gothic and baroque buildings make it the perfect place to discover the unique culture, history, and character of Lower Bavaria.

Facts & Figures

~45,000 inhabitants
8,000years of cultural history

TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability focuses on
renewable resources, renewable energy, biotechnology and bio-economy

TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability

The TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability is a new research center, fully integrated into the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Developed in close cooperation with the State of Bavaria, the City of Straubing, and companies with sustainability requirements, the Campus offers outstanding conditions for students, combining stylishly renovated historic buildings with ultra-modern auditoriums and laboratories.

Other institutions located on the Campus include the Technology and Support Center (TFZ), the Central Agricultural Raw Material Marketing and Energy Network (C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.) and the Fraunhofer Institute. This close proximity to other important bodies makes it the perfect place for sharing insights and developing professional opportunities.

Campus Straubing is located on the banks of the river Danube, within walking distance of the medieval city center.

More information about the Bachelor in Management & Technology

Renewable resources – a unique specialization at campus Straubing 

The exploitation of fossil resources, environmental degradation and the associated climate change will affect us all, forcing us to fundamentally rethink our approach to business and our day-to-day lives. That makes the search for raw materials and energy sources that are environmentally and climate-friendly a vital area of study and research for anyone who cares about the future of the planet.

Students in the Bachelor in Management & Technology (TUM BWL) program wishing to specialize in the field of Renewable Resources can do so exclusively at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. Graduates of the program are positioned at the interface of the related professional fields, prepared for a professional career combining business management knowhow with sustainable management skills and profound knowledge of the use of renewable resources.

At Campus Straubing the cultivation, chemical, and material utilization as well as economic aspects concerning the production, marketing, and use of renewable resources lie at the heart of our research and teaching. And the Campus puts its commitment to energy and environmental efficiency into practice: The new, 40-million-euro laboratory and lecture hall building, built on stilts on the banks of the Danube, is an energy-efficient building constructed using environmentally friendly, low-emission and regenerative resources!

TUM Campus Straubing


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Discover the city

Straubing, the “City of Towers”, has a cultural history stretching back nearly 8,000 years. Continuously settled since the Neolithic period, it is the quintessential Bavarian town, with magnificent churches, outstanding monuments and one of the most beautiful town squares in the region.

Straubing is a great place to live in. Rents for apartments are low, and the colorful variety of cafés, lounges (and also a beach bar),  combined with the city’s proximity to the enchanting Bavarian Forest and its skiing areas make Straubing a highly desirable location. For relaxation, there’s a great open-air and indoor swimming pool complex with thermal and mineral waters, several gyms and other sports offers, a zoo with more than 200 different species, the former grounds of the state garden show, boat trips on the Danube and excellent cultural life.

And what would Bavaria be without a beer festival? The Gäubodenvolksfest, held every August, is the second biggest in Germany, attracting around 1.4 million visitors dressed in Tracht – traditional Bavarian costumes. It features some 120 carousels, roller coasters, and seven massive beer tents with space for more than 26,000 people!


Find out more about Straubing on the city’s official website.

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