TUM FinTech

FinTech Researchers at TUM

TUM is the home to one of the strongest FinTech research groups in the world. Below, we provide an overview of TUM affiliates working on FinTech research. We collaborate with other leading institutions to advance knowledge, our visiting program attracts global researchers of the highest caliber, and our Fintech Ph.D. program is producing thought-leaders for industry and academia.


TUM hosts one of the largest networks of FinTech researchers in the world. Individual TUM FinTech researchers are spread across faculties and centers, enabling interdisciplinary work. For an overview of Chairs and Centers as a directory to the subject-specific corresponding contacts, please scroll down.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Paul P. Momtaz

Jürgen Ernstberger

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger

Sandor Horvath

Yusuf Zhang

Johannes Fuchs

Dr. Stephan Romeike

Martin El-Khouri

Hannes Urban

Dr. Valerie Laturnus

Lukas Beckenbauer

Dr. Mario Keiling

An Overview of FinTech Research Institutes at TUM

FinTech research at TUM happens at different institutes, with different expertise sets. To identify your right contact, please refer to the directory below. Additionally, the TUM Blockchain Research Cluster  at the TUM School of Computation, Information, and Technology hosts an interdisciplinary network of chairs and research groups at the Technical University of Munich, which investigate and further develop the technical, economic, legal and social aspects of blockchain-based solutions

Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Law

Entrepreneurial Finance

Financial Accounting

Supply Chain Management

Strategy and Organization

FinTech Global

Our academic exchange program FinTech Global promotes international collaborations and knowledge transfer. FinTech Global enables TUM members to organize short- and long-term stays at internationally leading institutions abroad, and it helps bring international scholars for research visits to TUM.

Funded residencies
PhD student exchange

Johannes Fuchs

at the invitation of Prof. Lee

Visiting faculty

Larisa Yarovaya

at the invitation of Prof. Momtaz

Faculty visit

João Maria Jorge

at the invitation of Prof. Momtaz

Ph.D. Program

The TUM FinTech Center supports promising Ph.D. dissertation and Habilitation projects. All supported Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars are part of the TUM FinTech Center and receive close mentorship and guidance through TUM faculty and network members. Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to attend our annual FinTech Ph.D. course and research seminars.

Ph.D. courses & summer schools

The TUM FinTech Center has its own FinTech Ph.D. course to equip students with foundational knowledge and expose them to state-of-the-art research. We may also finance participation in external summer schools.

Conferences & research seminars

We support the presentation and discussion of our own research results by FinTech Ph.D. students at international scientific conferences and research seminars.

Research visits abroad

As part of FinTech Global, we support short- and long-term visits to conduct joint research projects at partner institutions through financing and access to our international network.

Data & research infrastructure

We support the purchase of relevant data and provide research infrastructure and leading in-house databases for empirical research.

Research Transfer

Research transfer is a central endeavor of the TUM FinTech Center. We cultivate regular exchange with stakeholders from industry, politics, and society. The TUM FinTech Center substantiates technological progress and economic policy-making with scientifically grounded insights.


Our network provides partners with access to internationally leading blockchain experts.


Our events provide members with state-of-the-art research insights. We regularly present our research through keynotes at industry conferences.


Our independent experts help decision-makers with scientifically grounded advice on technological and economic policy.


Our projects with partners from industry and politics deliver impulses for applied research.

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