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.

It is directly connected to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and eight other leading German institutions at the German Science Centre (DWZ) in Cairo, Egypt. 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

April 2017, 7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)

7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)

April 12 – 15, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

TUM Cairo will participate this year in the 7th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) which is held under the motto „Saudi Universities and Vision 2030: Knowledge is the Oil of The Future”.

April 2017, GUC Internship & Employment Fair

GUC Internship & Employment Fair 2017

April 22, 2017, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will participate in the GUC Internship & Employment Fair.  Target group of the fair are Master’s and PhD candidates.

April 2017, Study, Pursue your PhD and Research at TUM

Information session at the National Research Center (NRC)

April 26, 2017, Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session at the National Research Center (NRC). Target group of this information session are Master’s and PhD candidates as well as Postdocs.

April 2017, Study, Pursue your PhD and Research at TUM

Information session at the Higher Technological Institute

April 30, 2017, 10th of Ramadan

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session at the Higher Technological Institute. Target group of this information session are Master’s and PhD candidates as well as Postdocs.

May 2017, Study and Pursue your PhD at TUM

2nd IBRO- ISN Neuroscience School

May 4, 2017, Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session during the 2nd IBRO- ISN Neuroscience School which will be attended by Neuroscience Master’s and PhD candidates from Egypt and the Mena region.

May 2017, Study and Pursue your PhD and Research at TUM

Information session at Cairo University

May 8, 2017, Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information at Cairo University Target group of this information session are Master’s and PhD candidates as well as Postdocs.

May 2017, Study at TUM

Information session at the DAAD

May 14, 2017, Cairo

The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information at the DAAD Cairo Office. Target group of this information session are parents and students of the German Schools in Egypt.

 

 

 

May 2017, Business & Industry Roundtable

Kick-off Event: COSIMENA Economy Cluster

May 23, 2017, Cairo

TUM Cairo will participate in the Kick-off Event: COSIMENA Economy Cluster. COSIMENA is the new DAAD regional initiative on scientific innovation in the Middle East and North Africa to foster scientific collaboration with Germany. Common global challenges like climate change, population growth or water scarcity ask for innovative scientific ideas and solutions. Therefore, COSIMENA aims to set up multilateral and interdisciplinary clusters in various fields such as water, health, energy, urbanism and economy. The various activities shall also simplify and strengthen the access to Germany as an outstanding location for research and build synergies between DAAD founded projects, alumni and partner institutions.

The roundtable is organized in cooperation with the AHK and is considered to be the Kick-off Event for the COSIMENA Economy Cluster.

The roundtable will focus on the following topics:

• Curricula Development for Industrial Education and Dual Higher Education

• Student Internships as opportunity for sustainable cooperation between Science and Industry

• Models and Challenges of R&D in Egypt

 

June 2017, German Science Night

Public Event

June 15, 2017, Cairo, Zamalek

German Science Night” is a public event organized by the DAAD in Ramadan. The event consists of a variety of activities related to science like science movies, lectures, presentations and a science exhibition. Target group are university students, university staff members and researchers. Four TUM Alumni will hold short lectures during the event.

 

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Contact:

Contact

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