“Recognition for our committed TUM family”
Thomas F. Hofmann thanked the jury for the recognition: "I gratefully accept the award on behalf of our committed TUM family. I see this award as recognition of the many changes I have made together with students, staff and colleagues to make TUM even more effective in meeting the challenges of the future. This is not so much an award for my own contribution, but rather for the agility and performance of our university community as a whole. I would like to thank the many people in research, teaching, innovation and administration for their personal commitment, resilience, flexibility and pragmatism."
Bavaria's Science Minister Markus Blume said: "A university of excellence with an excellent President: At the top of the best university in the European Union is Germany's University Manager of the Year! Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann on this more than well-deserved award. He steers our Bavarian university flagship from one success to the next in a visionary and reliable manner! TUM is a hotbed of innovation with a unique spirit: among the best in the world, it develops answers to the big questions of our time - also thanks to the irrepressible drive of its President!"