The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Germany’s top universities and is characterized by a unique profile with its core domains natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, and medicine. The institutional strategy is focused on strengthening the excellence of disciplinary core competences in research, teaching and learning, but is also targeted towards the promotion of groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research. TUM is committed toward the major challenges facing society in the 21st century in areas such as energy, climate, and environment, natural resources, health and nutrition, communication and information, mobility, and infrastructure. Besides research and teaching, TUM inspires and pro-actively empowers its students, academics, and alumni to think and act entrepreneurially. It initiates growth oriented start-ups and assists its entrepreneurs in building new companies (TUM Entrepreneurship). 

The university hospital “Klinikum rechts der Isar” is part of TUM and incorporated to the TUM School of Medicine. It is a reference hospital in Munich, currently counting with more than 1100 beds and approximately 6600 workers, among patient care, research, and teaching.

The Institute for Nutritional Medicine translates scientific knowledge into practical prevention and treatment of diet-related diseases. The Institute established laboratory facilities and a Human Study Center and is very familiar in conducting human intervention studies.