We have set ambitious goals for ourselves. Some people, viewing our project externally, might think that MUNTUM does not really fit with the technical orientation of our university. We, however, believe that especially at a technical university a project like MUNTUM is key in enabling students to independently acquire the social skills and knowledge they need in a globalized work environment. Hence, our first goal for members is:
Acquire key qualifications and skills independently
It is our aim as technology students to look beyond our own noses and expand our qualifications. Only if we understand current political problems and are able to look for and find solutions to them can we meet the requirements of international companies and organizations.
Another aim of equal value is gaining confidence in dealing with different cultures and people, in order to pave the way towards more understanding in our increasingly intertwined world:
Achieve a deeper understanding of foreign cultures
We see this as our responsibility as global citizens and want to contribute to change towards better global social interaction. Within our society, we foster this understanding by facilitating discussions between students of different backgrounds and preparing them for the challenge of representing a view that may be at odds with their own. In acting as delegates for different countries, students gain a breadth of knowledge for these countries’ cultures, partnerships, conflicts and political views, giving them an appreciation for the complexity and interdependencies of international relations.
Ultimately, we hope to instill these values in many generations of TU München students to come. Therefore, our final goal is:
Long-term establishment of the project at TU München
In the long term, we want to establish this project as a permanent fixture of the Technische Universität München. This includes the establishment of the non-profit association MUNTUM e.V., cooperating with students from the Ludwig-Maximilian University, for example through the organization of IsarMUN, and working hand in hand with various institutions at TUM.