The TUM Cairo office was opened in 2012 (Image: Mahmoud Hamed)
TUM Scientist Ani El Kateb, Member of Parliament Frank Heinrich and Liaison Officer Heba Afifi during the workshop "Opportunities and Prospects of Afforestation in Egypt" in February 2016. (Image: Afifi)
TUM Scientist Hani El Kateb, Member of Parliament Frank Heinrich and Liaison Officer Heba Afifi during the workshop "Opportunities and Prospects of Afforestation in Egypt" in February 2016. (Image: Michael Asaad)
Liaison Officer Heba Afifi (left) in a discussion. (Image: Afifi)
Liaison Officer Heba Afifi (left) in a discussion. (Image: Michael Asaad)

TUM Cairo

With the opening of its TUM Cairo office in 2012, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has expanded its worldwide network to the Middle East and North Africa. TUM Cairo is a hub for networking and mutual knowledge transfer between one of Europe's top universities and its partners in the region.

The office has direct links with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and eight other leading German institutions in Cairo. Key missions here include facilitating research and industrial collaborations, recruiting top students and doctoral candidates, cultivating a dynamic alumni network and raising the visibility of TUM as a global brand. TUM Cairo aims to enhance intercultural understanding, which often is the key for science and technology to have a positive impact in the world.

TUM Cairo is one of six liaison offices in addition to Beijing, Brussels, Mumbai, San Francisco and São Paulo. Already in 2002, TUM established its own offshore campus TUM Asia in Singapore. The expansion of a global presence is part of the initiative TUM Global, a core piece of TUM’s institutional strategy which was a part of TUM's successful application within the German Excellence Initiative.



Study Fair: April 2017, International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education in Riyadh

TUM Cairo participated in the 7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh Saudi-Arabia from 12. – 15. April 2017 which was held under the motto „Saudi Universities and Vision 2030: Knowledge is the Oil of The Future”. The International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education IECHE is the biggest study fair in the KSA. More than 260 Universities, Research Institutes and Companies from roughly 20 different countries mostly from USA, Canada, England and Australia participated in this event. Almost 150 interested candidates visited the TUM stand daily during the 4-day fair.

Alumni Event: October 2017, “Egyptian Female Scientists in Leadership”

TUM Cairo organized a panel discussion on 10. October under the title “Egyptian Female Scientists in Leadership” with the TUM Alumni Prof. Dr. Amal Abdou/ Head of the Architecture Department, Helwan University and Associate Prof. Dr. Ghada Bassioni/ Head of the Chemistry Department, Ain Shams University as speakers. The discussion moderated by Associate Prof. Dr. Iman Gomaa/Nile University. Over 50 attendees were present during the event.

Event: October/November 2017, Germany in the Nile Delta

Following the success of the „The German Days in Upper Egypt 2016“, the German Embassy in Cairo headed to the North of Egypt together with more than 10 German institutions aiming at informing the Egypt public about Germany and its culture. The events held in Mansoura, Shibin El Kom, Damanhour and Alexandria between 30. October – 1. November, offered a great variety of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and panel discussions – complemented by TUM information sessions at the local universities, reaching more than 150 master’s students and PhD candidates.



  • Intensifying the scientific exchange and research cooperation with Egyptian universities and research institutes
  • Recruiting highly qualified students, PhD candidates and Postdocs
  • Fostering the alumni network and supporting alumni activities

Events 2018

July 2018, German Science Day

DAAD Event

July 18, 2018, Cairo

As in previous years, the TUM office in Cairo will participate in the German Science Day, an event which has been organized since 2012 annually by the DAAD. The target group of this event are Egyptian PhD candidates and postdocs who use the event to inform about study and research stays as well as cooperation opportunities in Germany.

September 2018, Intercultural Communication Skills Workshop

Workshop: Intercultural Communication Skills    

September 9, 2018, DAAD Cairo

The TUM Cairo liaison officer will conduct the workshop “Intercultural Communication Skills” which prepares new Egyptian TUM students for their stay in Germany.

September 2018, September 2018, Study Information Day


Information Session and counselling

September 27, 2018, Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO), Cairo

TUM Cairo will participate in the Study Information Day at the German High School (DEO). The aim of the event is to inform students of the 5 German schools in Egypt about study opportunities at TUM.



September 2018, PASCH Education Conference

Education Conference on the occasion of 10th PASCH anniversary

September 28, 2018, Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO), Cairo

The Goethe-Institut Kairo, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Central Office for the Schools Abroad and the DAAD, are organizing a German-Egyptian education conference. The most important PASCH actors in Egypt - pupils, teachers, Alumni, school leaders, as well as representatives of  Egyptian and German institutions like the TUM Cairo office, will participate in this event. The conference, which will be held in the framework of the 10th PASCH anniversary, aims at developing a vision of the PASCH initiative in Egypt.

September 2017, AUC Graduate Study Fair


Information Session and Counselling

September 29, 2018, American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison officer will hold an information session and provide counseling for interested candidates during the AUC „Graduate Study Fair”. Target group are master’s candidates and AUC alumni.






Heba Afifi
DAAD Cairo
11, Saleh Ayoub Str.
Zamalek, Cairo
Phone: +20 2-2735-2726, ext. 302