Werner Lang is new TUM Vice President Sustainable Transformation

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New TUM Vice President Sustainable Transformation Prof. Werner Lang
New TUM Vice President Sustainable Transformation Prof. Werner Lang

TUM expands executive management

Prof. Werner Lang is new TUM Vice President Sustainable Transformation

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has anchored the topic of Sustainability in university leadership to ensure robust realization of its Sustainable Futures Strategy. Werner Lang, TUM Professor of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, is the new TUM Vice President Sustainable Transformation.

Architect Werner Lang has been a full professor at TUM since 2010. Before that he taught at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where he headed the Center for Sustainable Development. In addition to his activities as researcher and TUM university instructor, Prof. Lang is also Director of the Oskar von Miller Forum and is the winner of the 2022 TUM Sustainability Award.

TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann said: "The TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy will make our university an exemplary catalyst for the sustainable transformation of society, integrating scientific progress, economic constancy, ecological boundaries and social justice in the transformation process.

Our ambitions include minimizing consumption of energy and resources through increased efficiency as well as eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, for example by promoting reduced-emission mobility. At the same time improved equality, more diversity and inclusion and ensured healthy conditions for study and work are also part of our sustainability agenda. As Vice President, Prof. Werner Lang, an internationally renowned expert, will now support these developments effectively and energetically."