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.
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.
November 2017, Indo-German Dialogue "Young Innovators"
Together with the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi, TUM Mumbai organized an Indo-German Dialogue “Young Innovators” at three prestigious Indian universities in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Two of these entities are long standing partner universities of TUM, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and the IIT Bombay. TUM was represented by two members of the Space X Hyperloop Pod Competition winners - the WARR Hyperloop team. Mariana Avezum and Thomas Ruck outlined the team’s journey to winning the competition for two consecutive times.
October 2017, DWIH Symposium "WaterScapes" in New Delhi
The German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi together with all its members organized a conference to discuss the future challenges regarding "water" from technological, ecological and socio-political perspectives in various panels. TUM Mumbai together with the Freie Universität Berlin organized a panel on "Hydro Hazards - Floods" where scientists from both universities presented their common project FloodEvac. TUM was represented by Dr. Jorge Leandro from the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management. Prof. Jörg Drewes, the head of the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, presented his research and his Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus approach project in Leh, Ladakh/India in the panel on "Urbanisation and Sustainable Water Resource Management".
- 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
March 2018, Pre-Departure Webinars
To enable the best possible start for the new Indian students at TUM, TUM Mumbai will organize pre-departure webinars in preparation for the summer semester 2018.
May 2018, DAAD "ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education & Beyond!"
May 16, 2018, Chennai
The TUM liaison office will participate at the DAAD info-session "ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education & Beyond!" at its partner university, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. TUM Mumbai will conduct a presentation on study, research and exchange possibilities at TUM.
September 2018, DWIH "WorkSpaces - Future of Work" Conference
September 26 - 28, 2018
As per the last two years, TUM Mumbai together with the other members of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and the German Embassy will again organize a symposium with the participation of TUM scientists in 2018. The topic of this year's event will be based on the theme of the German Year of Science 2018, "Workplaces of the Future".
TUM Mumbai Office
Maker Towers 'E', 1st Floor
400005 Mumbai, India
Tel.: + 91.22.66652.170
Fax: + 91.22.66652.120