Google is the first non-European company to become a ‘Partner of Excellence’ with the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

The partnership will focus on ‘research and innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics’ and Google will also support the development of young researchers via a $1 million donation to the TUM University Foundation.

“Robotics and artificial intelligence will fundamentally transform all aspects of our lives. Our mission as a university is to think far into the future and to shape technological change so that it serves the common good. We are therefore delighted that we will be working together with one of the world’s most innovative and visionary companies. The demonstration of trust by Google in the form of substantial funding for young scientists is an excellent start to this partnership,” said Professor Wolfgang Herrmann, TUM President.