MISSION SPACE VALLEY: Our Department in the Metropolitan Region of Munich

In 2018, Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder announced in his government declaration that a new engineering department will be established at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) will be synergetically interconnected in the new department in order to gain new insights and to positively influence the living environment of people and their surroundings. The LRG was founded as the 15th department of TUM and is to become the largest of its kind in Europe with a total of 55 professorships. It will account for around 50 percent of the total university research in aerospace and geodesy in Germany and will thus become the core of a space valley in the metropolitan region of Munich.

Network & Locations

The department has its headquarters on the Ludwig Boelkow Campus in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn, where it benefits from cooperation with established industrial and research institutions. In this way, an internationally competitive "Space Valley" is to be created in the metropolitan region of Munich. More about the location.


With 30 new appointments, the department is to become the largest of its kind in Europe: This is not only an opportunity for young scientists and academically experienced staff, but also for science managers, administrative or technical staff. To our open positions.