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.

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 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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Workshop: February 2016, Opportunities and Prospects of Afforestation in Egypt

TUM Cairo organized a workshop under the title “Opportunities and Prospects of Afforestation in Egypt and its Role in the New Reclamation Project of One and a Half Million Acres”. The workshop was sponsored by the German Science Center (DWZ), Forestfinance Service GmbH (Forestfinance) and the GIZ. H.E. Prof. Dr. Essam Fayed, the Egyptian Minister for Agriculture, and H.E. Mr. Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt, opened the event.

Event by the DAAD in Cairo: May 2016, German Science Day

Outstanding PhD and Postdoctoral candidates attended the “German Science Day” to participate in a variety of lectures, counselling sessions and panel discussions to learn about the study and scientific cooperation opportunities in Germany.

Alumni Event: June 2016, Reaching for the Stars

A talk with TUM PhD and first Egyptian astronaut candidate Akram Abdel Latif was moderated by TUM Alumnus Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem, Cairo University. 

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SERVICES

  • 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 2017

July 2017, German Science Day

 

July 17, 2017, Cairo

Conrad Hotel

For the sixth successive year the DAAD is organizing the “German Science Day” targeting outstanding PhD and Post-Doctoral candidates. During this event lectures, counselling sessions, workshops and panel discussions will take place. Three TUM scientists will attend the event to hold lectures and provide counseling for potential candidates. TUM Cairo will also participate with an info booth. For more information, please refer to www.daad.eg/en/about-us/cosimena/ Participation: by registration

 

 

September 2017, 3rd International Annual Conference for Anesthesia

Information Session

September 14,2017, Grand Nile Towers, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session and offer counseling during the 3rd International Annual Conference for Anesthesia organized by the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. Target group are PhD candidates and Postdocs.

September, 2017, Studying Abroad Summit 2017

Information Session

September 20, 2017, Cairo Greater Library

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session during the Studying Abroad Summit 2017 organized by the Egyptian NGO Project Egypt at Greater Cairo Library under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Target group of this information session are bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidates.

 

 

 

September, 2017, COSIMENA Summer School

Information Session

September 22, 2017, DAAD Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session during the Summer School organized by the DAAD in the framework of COSIMENA from 16-29 September. The Summer School focuses on innovation in the fields of Energy and Health. Participants are PhD candidates from 10 different MENA region countires and Germany.

September 2017, Translational Neuroscience Summer School

 

Information Session

September 27, 2017, Hurghada

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session during the Translational Neuroscience Summer School, 2017 which will be attended by Neuroscience Master’s and PhD candidates from Egypt and the Mena region.

 

September 2017, Intercultural Competence

 

Intercultural Workshop

September 29, 2017, DAAD Cairo

The TUM Cairo liaison officer will conduct the workshop “Intercultural Competence in Germany” which prepares candidates who will be studying in Germany to better communicate in a cross- cultural environment.

 

 

September 2017, AUC Graduate Study Fair

Information Session & Counseling

September 30, 2017, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session and offer counseling  during the„Graduate Study Fair”. The fair is organized by the American University in Cairo (AUC). Target group are master’s candidates and AUC alumni.

 

 

 

October 2017, Study Information Day

 Information Session & Counseling

October 5, 2017, Cairo

The TUM Liaison Officer will hold an information session during the Study information Day taking place at the Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO). The aim of the event is to provide counseling for students from the 5 German Schools in Egypt about study opportunities at TUM.

 

 

 

October 2017, EU Higher Education, Research and Innovation Day

Information Session & Counseling

October 9, 2017, Greek Campus – AUC, Cairo

The TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold an information session and provide counseling during the EU Higher Education, Research and Innovation Day. The day aims at celebrating the existing between the EU and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Target group of the event are master’s and PhD candidates as well as postdocs.

October 2017, “Study and pursue your PhD at TUM”

Information Session

October 9, 2017, Cairo

Faculty of Agriculture - Cairo University  

The TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold an information session at Cairo University. Target group of the event are master’s and PhD candidates as well as postdocs.

October 2017, EU-Egypt CMRDI Avenue for Horizon 2020

Information Session

October 10, 2017, Helwan

Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI)

The TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold an information session during the EU-Egypt CMRDI Avenue for Horizon 2020. Target group of the event are master’s and PhD candidates as well as postdocs.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Panel discussion

October 10, 2017, DAAD Cairo

In the framework of the TUM Alumni event, a panel discussion will take place regarding the topic Egyptian Female Scientists in Leadership”. The panelists will be Prof. Dr. Amal Abdou and Associate Prof. Dr. Ghada Bassioni, while Associate Prof. Dr. Iman Gomaa will moderate the discussion.

October 2017, DAAD Event, “Information Session for PhD Candidates”

Information Session

October 23, 2017, Fairmont Hotel Nile City, Cairo

The DAAD in Cairo is organizing an information session for doctoral candidates to inform them about the co-financed programs “GERLS & GERSS” and the availability to apply in one of these programs. TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold the information session “Doing your PhD or Research at TUM” during this event.

October 2017, Germany in the Niledelta

Information Session and Counselling

October 29 -30,2017, Mansoura and Shibin El Kom

The German Embassy is organizing the event "Germany in the Nile Delta" together with several German institutions. TUM Cairo Liaison officer will hold an information session about "Studying and pursuing your PhD at TUM" at the university in Mansoura on October 29, and on October 30, another information session will be held at the university in Shibin El Kom.

November 2017, Germany in the Nile Delta

Information Session and Counselling

November 2,2017, Alexandria

The German Embassy is organizing the event "Germany in the Nile Delta" together with several German institutions. TUM Cairo Liaison officer will hold an information session about "Studying and pursuing your PhD at TUM" at Alexandria University.

November 2017, DAAD Event, “Information Session for PhD Candidates”

Information Session

November 13, 2017, DAAD Cairo 

The DAAD in Cairo is organizing an information session for doctoral candidates to inform them about the co-financed programs “GERLS & GERSS” and the availability to apply in one of these programs. TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold the information session “Doing your PhD or Research at TUM” during this event.

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Contact:

Contact

Heba Afifi
DAAD Cairo
11, Saleh Ayoub Str.
Zamalek, Cairo
Egypt
Mail:cairo@tum.de
Phone: +20 2-2735-2726, ext. 302