Absolvia 2021 - submit outstanding thesis for the "Dr.-Gertrude-Krombholz-Prize" now!

The winners of last year's "Dr.-Gertrude-Krombholz-Prize" with the founder and namesake (4th from right) at the award ceremony during the Absolvia 2020

On February 12, 2021, the Department of Sports and Health Sciences will bid farewell to its graduates during the graduation ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not yet clear in which form the event can take place.

However, it is certain that the best scientific works will again be awarded with the "Dr.-Gertrude-Krombholz-Prize". The award, which is being presented for the 23rd time, is endowed with a total of 1,500 euros (three prizes of 500 euros each) and will be presented by the donor in person.

Dr. Gertrude Krombholz has been supporting talented students at TUM with the prize named after her since 1999. To ensure that the funds for the annual award are always secured, in 2009 she and former TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann created a foundation.

The Department of Sports and Health Sciences encourages all academic institutions to submit theses in the fields of sports and/or health sciences that combine theory and practice in a special way and have received a final grade of 1,0 to 1,7.

All bachelor, master and admissions theses of students who have completed their main studies at the Department of Sports and Health Sciences (Bachelor of Health Science or Sports Science, Master of Health Science or Sport & Exercise Science, teaching profession with teaching subject or extended subject Sports) can be proposed. For each chair, faculty and scientific institution, a maximum of three proposals can be submitted by the respective supervisor as originals either directly to the Department Dean's office (Manuela Huber or Iris Schüller, rooms L606/L610) or in digital form (by e-mail to dekanat.sg(at)tum.de or via USB stick). Deadline for submission is January 8, 2021.

The jury, consisting of Prof. Dr. Joachim Hermsdörfer, Prof. Dr. Martin Lames, Prof. Dr. Ansgar Schwirtz and the founder and namesake, will then select the three prize winners from all submitted works to be awarded at the Absolvia Celebration.
Dr. Gertrude Krombholz, former Academic Director of the Department of Sports Teacher Training at the TUM, is a dance and sports pedagogue and founder of wheelchair dance. She has been honored for her tireless work with numerous awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon, the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Golden Ring of Honor of the City of Munich and the "Paralympic Order" of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The TUM honored Dr. Krombholz with the Golden Ring of Honor and the Golden Needle of Honor for her outstanding, well above-obligatory performance and her decades of commitment to sports teacher training and university sports.


Dean's Office Department of Sports and Health Sciences
Georg-Brauchle Ring 60/62
80992 Munich

phone: 089 289 24601
e-mail: dekanat.sg(at)tum.de

Text: Romy Schwaiger
Photo: Isabel Uphoff