TUM has maintained partnerships with some of the most prestigious Indian universities since 2001. From 2011 on, TUM has been present in India with a representative as a first contact point for interested students and scientists. In November 2014 TUM established its own liaison office at the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai. Additionally, TUM is a member of the German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi (DWIH), the main association of German scientific organizations in India.
TUM Mumbai acts as an interface between India and TUM. The liaison office was launched to further raise TUM’s visibility and strengthen its international reputation as one of Europe’s leading universities.
In a newsletter TUM Mumbai regularly informs about its activities in India and news about TUM.
TUM Mumbai is one of six liaison offices in addition to Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, São Paulo and San Francisco. 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 part of its successful application within the German Excellence Initiative.
March 2017, Science Circle Lecture in Delhi
Together with the German Embassy New Delhi and the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) TUM Mumbai organized a talk of Prof. Johannes Sauer of the Chair of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics within the series "Science Circle Lectures". The title of the talk "Revival of the Malthusian Threat? The Importance of Innovation in Agriculture" was vividly discussed by the 70 participants afterwards. During the High Tea that followed the lecture the attendees had the chance to further discuss the topic.
February 2017, German Study & Research Expo in Delhi and Hyderabad
TUM Mumbai participated in the German Study & Research Expo in Delhi and Hyderabad organized by the DAAD together with Dr. Michael Klimke, Managing Director of the TUM Graduate School and representatives of TUM Asia. As the focus of the fair was especially research in Germany, there were "PhD-Matchmaking"-Days organized at both venues apart from the regular information days.
September/October 2016 Indo-German conference "City Scapes" in Delhi
The German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) together with all its members organized a conference to discuss the future challenges of cities from technological, ecological and socio-political perspectives in various panels. TUM Mumbai together with the University of Heidelberg organized a panel on "For a Future Sustainable Peri-Urban India". In this panel Prof. Peter Struss from the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality presented his research project with the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
- Cooperation support: facilitating scientific exchange and intensifying research cooperation with Indian universities, scientific institutions and the industry
- Counseling and recruiting: support, counseling and recruiting of highly qualified students and scientists for TUM by attending selected info sessions and the organisation of pre-departure webinars and PhD-workshops
- Networking: cultivating relationships and the establishment of contacts with local stakeholders for a targeted networking of TUM in India as well as maintaining the alumni network
- Knowledge brokering: analysis of the Indian higher education and research sector as well as providing regional expertise to TUM members
October 2017, DWIH WaterScapes Conference
October 05-06, 2017, Delhi
Together with the other members of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) and the German Embassy New Delhi, TUM Mumbai is organizing a conference on "Water". TUM will be represented by two professors on the panels "Hydro Hazards" and "Urbanisation and Water Resource Management".
TUM Mumbai Office
Maker Towers 'E', 1st Floor
400005 Mumbai, India
Tel.: + 91.22.66652.170
Fax: + 91.22.66652.120