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Unity

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Since 2011 we provide a night full of good music on 4 areas at the beginning of the summer semester.

Together with the student council of Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science (MPI) we organize dance music in the Magistrale of the MI-Building, with chill electro swing outside on the Shisha Terrace and large Metal Bunker. For the dancing body there will be beer on tap, long drinks, cocktails, pizza and fries.

We are always looking for helpers who want to see what a party looks like from the other side and want to help to make the party an unforgettable evening! The helper registration will be activated shortly before the party and you can register here.

For the team of organizers we and the MPI are now each providing 2 so-called main organizers who, together with a team of more than 30 division leaders, will get the party going:

Unity 2020:
– canceled –
FS MPI: Kempec Halk & Paul Fischer
FS Chemie: Sandra Paßreiter & Lukas Huber

Unity 2019:

FS MPI: Carina Fröhlich & Kempec Halk
FS Chemie: Sandra Paßreiter & Till Gundlach

Unity 2018:

FS MPI: Frederic Naumann & Carina Fröhlich
FS Chemie: Sophia Paravicini & Sandra Paßreiter

Unity 2017:

FS MPI: Frederic Naumann & Elisabeth Iovkova
FS Chemie: Sophia Paravicini & Julia Bayer

Unity 2016:

FS MPI: Andreas Kührmann & Frederic Naumann
FS Chemie: David Xu & Sophia Paravicini

Unity 2015:

FS MPI: Ellen Maeckelburg & Ronja Schönecker
FS Chemie: Michael Röpke & Daniel Döllerer

Unity 2014:

FS MPI: Sven Hertle & Sebastian Roith
FS Chemie: Michael Röpke & Lukas Woltmann

Unity 2013:

FS MPI: Sven Hertle & Benjamin Schnoy
FS Chemie: Michael Röpke & Julien König

Unity 2012:

FS MPI: Sebastian Biermann & Peter Zarnitz
FS Chemie: Benjamin Hofmann & Konstantin Krautgasser

Unity 2011:

FS MPI: Patrick Blitz & Sebastian Biermann
FS Chemie: Ben Hofmann

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Supporting Events

All our events are organized on a voluntary basis – that means many helping hands! This is the only way we can set up and dismantle a huge party in a few hours. After all, we don’t want to block university buildings and lecture halls for weeks.

In 2018 we accompanied the division leaders and many helpers on the Unity:

The distribution of tasks is similar at most university events – and there are quite a few of them. There is no payment for helper jobs, but there are still some goodies: Free food, team shirts, coupons, etc.

Stay up to date and have a look at our registration tool!

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Talks

Reactor Tour

Not a lecture in the classical sense, but certainly instructive and interesting – which other university has a research reactor in its garden?
We have been organising guided tours for students of our department for some semesters now. We will inform you via the forum (see footer) when new dates are available.

Industry lectures

How are the topics you learn during your studies implemented in industry? To this end, we occasionally invite representatives from industry who offer practical insights into their companies and products. The direct exchange after the lectures is not neglected. In addition, you always learn a lot about the qualifications that companies value in chemists.

By the way, such a lecture can be organized relatively easily. We would be happy to support you in implementing a lecture.

Study – and then?

In this series of lectures, former chemistry students present their career and their current work routine. We want to cover as many career paths as possible, also to show that there is no “one” right path. Entering university via vocational training, going into industry with a Master’s degree or even starting something completely new after your doctorate: Anthing is possible and there are individual opportunities for everyone.
Current dates of the lecture series can be found on our homepage and Social Media.
If you yourself are a graduate of TUM and would like to share your experiences, please contact us! You can reach us at info_fsch@lists.lrz.de.

Scientific Lectures

Talks on current research in various directions take place regularly at our faculty. Often external and international colleagues of our scientists visit us, so that a colourful mixture comes together. The lectures are open to the public, so you can just come and listen. The faculty publishes a current list here.

And more:

In June 2019 a very special guest visited us: The 2017 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Joachim Frank


In addition to a scientific lecture for the whole faculty, we have jointly organized an additional lecture in which his results are easy to understand for students.

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Study Program Information

There are incredibly many resources at TUM if you are thinking about what and if you want to study at TUM. We have listed the most important sources and contacts for our programs here. If you have additional individual questions for someone who is studying what you are interested in, we are there to help you. Just contact us at info_fsch@lists.lrz.de.

Student Advisory Service

The student advisors are usually academic staff members of the department, who have been working for many years on one study program and its students. They assist students with study guidance, recognition of courses completed at other universities, changes of program, etc. And they have certainly heard every “stupid question” – so don’t be shy!

For all our bachelor’s degree programs, as well as all master’s degrees except food chemistry.

For the Master in Food Chemistry, the TUM School of Life Sciences is responsible.

Study Information Day

The study information day is an Open Door Day for prospective students. On this day, all departments invite prospective students to take a closer look at the research and teaching on site. Both the department and the student council have an information stand with contact persons and flyers. Our department also offers experimental lectures on this day.

More information and current dates

Lecture series “Ran an die TUM” (Get to the TUM)

In this series of lectures, which runs from October to June each year, the individual departments of TUM introduce themselves and their study programs. Under the motto “More than mixing substances in the laboratory”, the department of chemistry explains how the study courses in chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering are structured, what demands they make on students and what prospects they offer.

We, the student council, will be there with one student from each of these four fields of study and will answer your questions. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about studying in general, about the focal points of the courses of study or about our personal assessment. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Information and registration

GoBioChem

Getting to know biochemistry as a field of study and research – this is the program of the biochemistry taster program GoBioChem, which is aimed at all 11th and 12th grade students interested in biochemistry, chemistry and biology. The weekly seminars pick you up on your high school knowledge level and take you into the wide world of biochemistry, biology, chemistry and medicine. If you are interested in a particular subject area, you can also make a suggestion. The programme is complemented by a lab internship, a workshop on molecular modelling and an excursion to a real research laboratory.

Further information, a program of the last years and (very important) the registration can be found here.

studium MINT: the orientation semester

If the choice of courses is a bit too much for you, TUM offers MINT every summer semester. MINT is the German abbreviation for what is known as “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in English. Here you can gain first-hand experience in maths, computer science, natural sciences, technology and all subjects in between. That’s why the MINT programme is offered jointly by the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environment and the Munich School of Engineering (MSE).

During the summer semester, i.e. from April to September, you will get to know the different subjects, possible career fields and research areas in five modules. In addition, you will be taught basic learning techniques such as soft skills and project work.

Further information about the MINT programme, the application procedure and deadlines can be found here.

Fit for TUM – Service fair for newcomers

This event starts a little later: You have your admission for your desired course of study in your pocket and are ready to start your studies. But the many offers – what can, should, must I do? – can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning.

That’s why TUM offers an introductory fair for its first-year students in the winter semester. There, various university institutions will introduce themselves, e.g. the Zentrale Hochschulsport München (ZHS) or the Language Center. In addition, there will be lectures on various things that are particularly important at the beginning of your studies and cause a lot of grief: How can I finance my studies? What other possibilities are there besides BAFöG? How do I find an apartment in Munich? Where can I get involved at the university? Can I plan a stay abroad and if so, when?

In addition, the trade fair offers a great opportunity to get into conversation with older students, as the student representatives are also represented with a stand. There, questions about the timetable, courses, exams, TUMonline or whatever is on your mind can be answered directly and personally.

Current information about the fair

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Freshmen Days

Freshmen Days 2020

Have you just arrived in Munich? Do you still have dozens of questions running through your head? No problem, with the Freshmen Days we want to change that and provide you with enough information.

Unfortunately, the Corona pandemic has again prevented a large part of the presence programme from taking place this year but you will nevertheless have the opportunity to get to know each other personally. However, the motto is the same as during the entire Corona pandemic: stay flexible, the programme may be affected by certain changes due to the pandemic, if that is the case you will be informed here. Below you will find the latest version:

Please seek out only one library tour, the times are specifically designed so that everyone should have the opportunity to attend one of the sessions. If you are not matriculated until then but still want to register, please send an email to claudia.sterzer@ub.tum.de so that she can make sure that you are registered for your desired date. We also ask you to register for the face-to-face events, otherwise you will not be able to attend them. If you would like to join us for the evening in C2 but do not want to eat anything (at a small fee), please indicate this in the comment bar, otherwise simply select your meal preference:

Registration for Chemistry and Food Chemistry: https://helfen.fs.tum.de/ersti21chemie/l/fb642fca-d43e-4b5f-a1a6-deb8985e1953/

Registration for Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering: https://helfen.fs.tum.de/ersti21chemie/l/e99cf6b0-cf4a-461d-b4cf-7472b08987c7/

We are also happy to announce that we have been able to organise another evening for you at the Campus Cneipe, which will take place on Friday 22.10. from 18:00 for all study courses. If you are/were not registered for an evening in the Campus-Cneipe during the freshman week (11.10. – 15.10.), then register now under this link for the extra C2 evening:

https://helfen.fs.tum.de/ersti21chemie/l/61e00d6c-0e75-4a75-88ed-aaeb2df4121f/

Please also remember that it is obligatory for you to be tested, vaccinated or recovered for all presence events. If you would like to be tested in advance, you can do so at the campus in Garching.

And here are a few pub recommendations that you can hopefully explore on your own. The majority of them are in Munich’s district Schwabing, zum Wohle!

  • Schwabinger 7
  • Cocktail House
  • Pils-Doktor
  • Hopfendolde
  • Alter Simpl

Apart from that, we hope you have fun at the events and that most of your questions will be answered, if you still have questions, just write an email to ersti_fsch@lists.lrz.de. Please also note our FAQ for freshmen.

Program External Master Students

The external Master’s freshmen are also welcome to take part in the introductory events, but don’t worry, where possible you’ll stay among yourselves ;). Of course, a separate course introduction is also planned. Regarding this and the IT introduction, there has been a small change in the last few days for the Chemistry and CIW Master freshmen, please make sure to check the programme for the new dates:

Of course, the same participation rules apply for you as for the first-year Bachelor students, so please use the registration links above.

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FVVplus

What it’s about

The somewhat cryptic abbreviation FVV stands for the unwieldy word Fachschaftsvollversammlung – so the abbreviation is probably justified. In English it would be Student Body Meeting or Student Assembly…but that would only lead to yet another abbreviation, so let’s stick with FVV. It takes place once a semester on a central date and gives the student councils the opportunity to inform all students about their tasks and current topics. For this purpose, the FVV period must be kept free of lectures, lab courses and tutorials.

The dates are communicated centrally via TUM.

At the FVV, the student council organises information stands in the foyer, opposite the Hans Fischer lecture hall, where you can talk to us. The event usually starts with a short presentation, in which topics concerning university politics are illustrated and upcoming events are highlighted. In addition, there is always something delicious to dust off at the FVV – gingerbread in winter, ice cream in summer!

But most importantly, we get the chance to talk to you. For this purpose we have conducted surveys in the past, e.g. about university life, internship costs or the equipment of the common room.

But because there’s always more that can be done, we launched FVVplus in the winter semester 2018/19. This is how we get even more information on board for you. During the winter semester, we will bring the chairs and working groups of our department from the upper floors into the foyer so that you can find out about their research areas and current theses. In the summer semesters, we bring together fellow students who have spent a semester in different countries and share their experiences with you.

We are looking forward to meeting yout at the next FVV!

Information for chairs/research groups:

If you are interested in participating and the invitation to FVVplus has not reached you, please contact us at events_fsch@lists.lrz.de

If you have any further questions, we will gladly help you.

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Student Body General Meeting plus (FVVplus)

At the start of each winter semester we organize the so called Student Body General Meeting plus(aka Fachschaftsvollversammlung plus or FVVplus). The next FVVplus will take place on the 28th of October from 10 to 12am. Place of the event is the foyer of the chemistry faculty. All of you will have the opportunity to attend the FVVplus, since all courses during this time are cancelled!

For the FVVplus, we, the student council, will present our work. Furthermore, we will be available on site for any of your questions or concerns. As part of the FVVplus a research chair contact fair will take place, where you have the opportunity to talk to different chairs and research groups of our faculty.

This way students can inform themselves about different research areas of our faculty and talk to instructors and PhD students. Overall, this provides a good opportunity to get an overview over currently available bachelor and master theses.

Dear students, through the FVVplus you are provided with the opportunity to get to know more about current research performed by the many different research groups at our faculty. This is especially useful for research groups that are not involved in basic lectures or courses. We are excited for your attendance!

Information for Chairs/Research Groups

If you are interested in participating in the FVVplus chair contact fair, you can contact us at events_fsch@lists.lrz.de. We are of course always willing to help, if you have any questions.

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Bachelor/Master Thesis and Research Internships in General

Many research groups do not openly advertise for research internships. Most of the time, due to the short duration of those internships, the groups have capacity for students. Therefore, should you be interested in other research groups not advertised on this website you can just contact them directly.