Mission Earth: The TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy

The Munich Metropolitan Region is poised to become a European center of aerospace research with the opening of TUM’s new Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. This new hub will bundle around 50 percent of Germany’s total academic research activity in the aerospace and aeronautics sectors. It will also play an active role in shaping technological change – from new transport systems through communications and satellite technology to observing and measuring our planet with unprecedented precision. To achieve this, the new department is harnessing TUM’s long-standing expertise in engineering and natural sciences, creating 30 new professorships, and tapping into strategic collaboration with businesses and research institutions in the greater Munich area.