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.

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Highlights

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.

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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 2018

January 2018, Study and pursue your PhD at TUM

Information Session at Cairo University

January 15, 2018, Cairo

Cairo University is organizing the event “Funding Opportunities for Scientific Mobility and Research Projects”. Target group are Master’s and PhD candidates and postdocs. TUM Liaison Officer will hold a TUM info session during the event.

January 2018, Breast & Immunooncology International Cancer Conference

Information Session and Counseling

January 18, 2018, Fairmont Towers – Sheraton Cairo

Ain Shams University is organizing the „Breast & Immunooncology International Cancer Conference”. Target group are Master’s and PhD candidates and postdocs. TUM Liaison Officer will hold a TUM info session and provide counseling during the event.

 

February 2018, Study and pursue your PhD at TUM

Information Session at Cairo Opera House

February 13, 2018, Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session organized by the Egyptian NGO Project Egypt at Cairo Opera House under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. Target group of the information session are master’s and PhD candidates.

 

 

February 2018, Exclusive Visit to The Grand Egyptian Museums

Alumni Activity

February 15, 2018, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer is organizing an exclusive visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum for the TUM alumni. The museum will be officially opened towards the end of 2018. Prof. Dr. Tarek Tawfik the General Director of the museum, will show the alumni the artifacts that have already been transferred to it so far.

March 2018, Study at TUM

Information Session at the Information Technology Institute ITI

March 6, 2018, Smart City, Cairo

TUM Cairo liaison officer will hold an information session at the Information Technology Institute ITI which is affiliated to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The ITI provides selected students a world-class ICT training. Target group of this information session are students, instructors and lecturers of the institute. 
 

 

 

April 2018, TUM Anniversary

Reception on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of TUM

April 12, 2018, DAAD Cairo TUM

Cairo Office will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich by presenting the highlights of bilateral cooperation. Success stories of current and completed projects will be presented to the public.

 

 

April 2018, BioVision

 

Conference

April 20, 2018, BioVision Alexandria

The TUM office in Cairo will attend the Biovision conference. The conference is organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in partnership with the World Life Sciences Forum and takes place every two years. During the event, Mr. Elkateb / Chair of Silviculture at TUM will give a talk titled Sustainability in Agriculture in Arid Regions

 

 

April 2018, GUC Internship & Employment Fair

 

Information Session & Counseling

April 21 & 22, 2018, GUC, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will deliver a lecture on "Studying at the TUM" and provide counseling for interested candidates during the GUC Internship & Employment Fair, the. The target group of the fair are master's and PhD candidates.

 

 

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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