All members and associates of the THM are guided by these guiding principles and thus create attractive study and working conditions at our university.
1. Independence and Responsibility
As a state university, we act independently in accordance with our constitutional mandate. We are independent of commercial interests, religions and beliefs.
As a university, we assume social responsibility with our activities. We motivate our students to do the same in their professional and private lives.
We pay attention to ethical awareness and sustainable action.
2. University culture
People are at the center of what we do. Respect and appreciation are central foundations of our university culture.
We are a tolerant and cosmopolitan university.
Treating each other with respect, trusting cooperation and a high degree of service orientation are the basis for attractive study and job opportunities.
3. Tuition-Free Education
Studying at our university is independent of individual economic requirements. Therefore, Bachelor degree courses and consecutive Master degree courses are free of charge for students. In this way, we make a contribution to equal opportunities and education.
4. Attractive study and working conditions
We use our funds in a targeted manner to create the best possible study conditions at the university as a place of learning. The basic prerequisite for this is qualified and motivated employees in the specialist departments, centers and all central work areas. As part of our personnel development concept, we offer extensive qualification and further development opportunities and promote the compatibility of family life with work and studies.
5. Good teaching
The teachers at the THM orientate themselves on our jointly developed principles of good teaching and use teaching methods that help students take responsibility for their personal learning process.
With diverse forms of teaching and learning, we react to the growing heterogeneity of the student body and create the basis for lifelong learning.
We encourage and demand the continuous didactic and professional development of our teachers.
Teachers and students are jointly responsible for the success of their studies.
6. Personal development
We accompany and support our students in their professional and personal development.
Student initiatives and workshops make an important contribution to responsible action.
We promote and demand the ability to critically question oneself and one's own actions.
7. Practical and application-oriented
Our Degree Courses are practical and demand-oriented. They offer our graduates excellent career opportunities. We stay in contact with our cooperation partners and our alumni and thus receive feedback from practice.
8. Innovative research and transfer
The THM is a research-strong university. Our research and transfer projects are application-oriented and translational. Through innovative and forward-looking projects, we create added value for the cooperation partners involved and for society. In this way, we also make a contribution to the future viability of our region.
9. Unity of teaching and research
We incorporate the latest research findings into our teaching. Through research-based learning, we prepare our students for challenging tasks in science and practice.
Interdisciplinary solutions play an important role in our teaching, research and service offerings. We use these to answer complex, interdisciplinary questions.
We enable the acquisition of international skills and intercultural experiences. We achieve this through a wide range of offers at our university and through international exchange programmes. To this end, we maintain global partnerships in teaching and research.
We attract numerous international students through our university culture and special offers.
This strengthens the internationality at the THM .
internationalization strategy (intranet)
We are continuously expanding our digitally supported teaching and learning opportunities. We use the data obtained exclusively for academic purposes.
We prepare our students for the use and active shaping of digitization in their respective fields of work.
Together with our employees, we organize our processes transparently and efficiently with the help of digital technology.
With our cooperation partners, we create the conditions for digital transformation in business and society.
Version approved by the Senate on July 4th, 2018 as of June 12th, 2018