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Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt

Technische Universität München

Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt
Studienfakultät Brau- und Lebensmitteltechnologie
Weihenstephaner Steig 22
D-85354 Freising

TU München/Freising
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
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Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Third party funds per academic
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Doctorates per professor
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Theoretical findings are applied to specific products in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries: Planning of production plants and supply facilities (e.g. fermenters, filling plants, packaging lines etc.); Application of basic process engineering operations (e.g. conveying of liquids and solids, heat transfer, separation processes etc.) to individual product requirements and production processes; Design of tanks, pipelines and containers

Special features regarding the international orientation

International cooperation in the field of food and beverage technology with international universities such as in Asia and America (e.g. Wuhan University, China; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Special features regarding the equipment

Research facilities on campus: Research brewery; Technical centre for drying (technical centre for baking); ZIEL - Institute for Food and Health; Testing laboratory for dairy machinery and equipment; A centre for food technology spanning more than 2000 m²; Links to the state brewery

Special features regarding research activities

Both application-oriented projects and basic research (cooperation with AiF - working group of industrial research associations and DFG - German Research Foundation) with a wide range of focal areas, such as: 3D printing in the food industry; Robot-assisted beverage filling; Online process analysis; Modelling of crystal growth; Development of synthetic skin; Innovative separation technology for water purification

Support for founders

The start-up advice centre of the TUM helps people in all important phases on their way to setting up innovative companies: Business Plan: We hold workshops and seminars to support teams in developing their business ideas; Grants: Start-up support in applying for funding (e.g. EXIST start-up grant, EXIST research transfer, FLÜGGE funding programme); Patents and licenses: Support in the preparation of invention reports, assessment of the patentability of inventions and, if applicable, patent registration of the invention by the TUM.

Other special features

More than 150 years of innovation and research in the field of brewing and food technology

Further information on research activities

Process Engineering


Total number of students
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Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
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Contact with work environment, master's
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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

PE = Process Engineering

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education