Imperial - TUM Mathematical Sciences Hub

The TUM Department of Mathematics has founded a Mathematical Sciences Hub to enable close collaboration with the Mathematics Department of Imperial College London. 

Collaborative Mathematics Hub within Flagship Partnership

The mathematical sciences hub is part of the Flagship Partnership between the Technical University of Munich and Imperial College London. It will provide a forum for intensive exchange and builds on strong existing links and common research interests, for example in the areas of random systems, modelling, statistics, PDEs, applied and numerical analysis

At TUM, Professor Christian Kühn is the scientific director of the hub, strongly supported by the Dean, Professor Folkmar Bornemann. Following an opening workshop at Imperial College in 2019, and a further joint workshop at the TUM Department of Mathematics in January 2020, the hub will now explore further avenues for future joint research projects and funding initiatives between both mathematics departments, whilst immediately providing financial support for initial collaborations.

Members are encouraged to apply for financial support, which is jointly funded by the mathematics departments of both nodes, as well as through the TUM Global Incentive Fund. The support provides funding for research visits between both departments, the organisation of joint workshops and summer schools, and similar initiatives.

Financial Support within the Hub

The Departments of Mathematics at Imperial and TUM have both granted financial support for the Hub to enable increased exchange and collaboration between their members. The application process is straightforward and is open to all members of both Departments. 


Goals and eligible activities

The program supports the development of new and the expansion of existing research cooperation projects between Imperial and TUM for example through: 

  • meetings of collaborators of all levels (from Masters to Professor)

  • participation in schools or conferences at Imperial 
  • joint workshops, seminars, symposia etc.
  • preparation of joint proposals for third party funding
  • starting or furthering joint teaching/research collaboration

All members of the TUM Department of Mathematics may apply.


Application process and form

Please apply using this form only, and send your application to: clayton (at)

Deadline for applications: 4 weeks before intended visit/project starting date.

Your application will be considered by our scientific committee and answered within 3 weeks of submission.  


Other funding

Please note that other TUM funding sources can also be applied to collaborations within the Flagship Partnership, such as for visiting professors from the TUM Global Visiting Professor Program or the John-von-Neumann Visiting Professorship Program. Research visits of doctorate students can be supported through the TUM Graduate School Internationalization Support

Hub Contacts

Prof. Christian Kühn, Ph.D.

Christian Kühn

Scientific Director 

Diane Clayton-Winter, M.A.: International Research Training Group Munich - Graz (IGDK)

Diane Clayton-Winter

Administrative Coordinator


Scientific Advisory Board

We are delighted to have the support of the following leading mathematicians as members of our scientific advisory board:

Events within the Hub

Workshop with talks from members of both nodes.The programme can be seen on the event website.

The aim of this workshop is to explore avenues for future joint research projects and funding initiatives involving the mathematics departments at Imperial College London and TU Munich and to strengthen the relationship between both institutions. Download the programme here.

Current collaborations

Dr. Maximilian Engel (TUM), 24.-28.2.2020, Guest of Jeroen Lamb and Martin Rasmussen at Imperial