TUM strengthens compliance and entrepreneurship

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Angelika Görg, future Vice President Compliance, and Helmut Schönenberger, Vice

Angelika Görg, future Vice President Compliance, and Helmut Schönenberger, Vice President Entrepreneurship. Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM, UnternehmerTUM

Management team expanded

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is appointing new vice presidents in two important fields of action: Angelika Görg, professor emerita for proteomics, will be TUM’s first Vice President Compliance. The new Vice President Entrepreneurship is Helmut Schönenberger, honorary professor and CEO of TUM’s affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation.

By strengthening its activities in the fields of compliance and entrepreneurship at the executive management level TUM is implementing another element of its Agenda 2030, which was successful last year in the German excellence competition.

The introduction of the Vice President Compliance function will further develop TUM rules of conduct. TUM has already adopted codes of conduct for diversity, research, fundraising as well as appointments and dual career. The intent is to promote the university-wide standardized implementation of rules of conduct and good scientific practice.

Prof. Angelika Görg will take up her position on April 1. She was the deputy Ombudsperson of TUM for three years, until 2019. The Ombudspersons provide advice on questions of good scientific practice and investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct. From 1993 to 2009 the biochemist was professor for proteomics at TUM. The winner of numerous awards, Prof. Görg has also conducted research at the University of Michigan and the National Institutes of Health (USA). After she entered emeritus status, TUM named her an Emerita of Excellence , a group of outstanding personalities that support the university with their experience.

Prof. Helmut Schönenberger began in his function as Vice President Entrepreneurship on January 1, 2020. He was the co-founder of UnternehmerTUM in 2002 and has been the CEO of the TUM affiliated institute since then. Under his leadership UnternehmerTUM has become one of the largest and most successful centers for innovation and business creation in Europe. Last year TUM named him honorary professor for entrepreneurship practice. Schönenberger studied aviation and astronautics at the University of Stuttgart and management at TUM.

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