Technical University Munich
The Bavarian School of Public Policy (Hochschule für Politik München, HfP) will serve as the hub for the EU-Canada Jean Monnet Network at the Technical University of Munich. After merging into the Technical University of Munich, HfP opened its doors to its first cohort of bachelor students in 2016 and the first cohort of masters students in 2017. At the Bavarian School of Public Policy, an internationally experienced, multi-disciplinary faculty works with students to develop theoretical and methodological skills to analyze complex problems and develop creative policy solutions. The Technical University of Munich offers a wide variety of classes on European and global governance, civil society and technological change, energy transitions in Germany and Europe, comparative climate change politics, international political economy, big data, ethics and justice, international relations, and public policy. The Munich team will provide module co-leaders to two of the focal themes of the Jean Monnet Nework on EU-Canada Relations, namely the energy and climate change module and the module on trade and economic relations.
Located in the beautiful city of Munich and surrounded by some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe, the Technical University of Munich is a centre of technical and scientific excellence. Created in 1868, the Technical University Munich (TUM) will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2018. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a university of excellence; it rates among the best in national and international rankings and corresponds basically to the MIT in the US. TUM has 14 academic departments, 40,000 students and 528 professors, 13 Nobel prize winners, 59 ERC grants since 2008, 47 Humboldt grants, and 18 Leibniz grants from the German Science Foundation. Within the Technical University Munich, the Bavarian School of Public Policy offers a new approach to political science, by providing students with the opportunity to consider the roles of governments, industry, societal actors, and individuals in preparing for and reacting to global problems and transformations at the local, national, European and international levels.