Welcome to the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology

The TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology brings together a global community of researchers from the fields of governance, education, and science and technology studies. Our mission is to enhance the role of social sciences in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach as integral part of TUM’s commitment to Human-Centered Engineering. 

Through reimagination of technology-focused social sciences in research, education, and practice, we help address some of the world’s biggest challenges, including public health, climate, social justice, and digital transformation.

Our Departments

Educational Sciences

Study with us to become a teacher for STEM subjects in high school or a teacher in the field of vocational education! You will receive one of the best educations in Germany. This has once again been confirmed by the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. EDU is one of the best in Germany in the area of teaching and research!

Are you interested in research? Here, too, EDU at TUM is an international leader in interdisciplinary educational research. We open up thinking and foster scientific creativity with a focus on digital-based educational technologies and human-AI interactions, science communication and participation, and lifelong learning. Colleagues from psychology, education, data science and didactics work closely together to advance research.

Science, Technology and Society

The Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology is dedicated to understanding the larger ethical, social, political and legal dimensions of science and technology. Embedded in TUM’s unique innovation ecosystem, we are committed to enabling a more responsible and sustainable engagement with science and innovation through social science research, teaching and public dialogue – often in collaboration with partners from technical fields.



At the Department of Governance, we are interested in institutions, international organizations and economies, as well as in society at large and its real-world and online dynamics. Our research and teaching evolves around challenges arising from big societal, environmeltal, and technological transformations.



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