TUM San Francisco

In late September 2015, TUM expanded its global network by opening a North America Office. The office is located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco at the German American Chamber of Commerce and is within walking distance to the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

TUM provides top-class facilities for cutting-edge research and unique study opportunities. Therefore, TUM San Francisco’s mission is to promote TUM’s educational, scientific and technological excellence in North America by organizing webinars, networking events and presentations on selected research and innovation themes. The office serves as a hub to connect scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to facilitate research cooperation and knowledge exchange, and it helps to intensify exchange relationships. With its proximity to the entrepreneurial culture of the Silicon Valley and renowned universities, such as Berkeley or Stanford, it informs on developments in science, technology, and education. In addition, TUM San Francisco maintains the relationship between TUM and its alumni across North America.

Liaison Officer Dr. Dolores Volkert. (Image: Simone Friese)
Liaison Officer Dr. Dolores Volkert. (Image: Simone Friese)
TUM San Francisco office was opened in September 2015. (Image: Can Balcioglu)
TUM San Francisco office was opened in September 2015. (Image: Can Balcioglu)
The office is a hub connecting scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. (Image: GACC West)
The office is a hub connecting scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. (Image: GACC West)

TUM San Franscisco is one of six liaison offices in addition to Beijing, Brussels, Mumbai, Cairo 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

January 2018: New Year's Reception at the German Consulate General

TUM San Francisco, together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is going to organize its joint New Year’s Reception on January 17th, 2018 at the German Consulate General in San Francisco for the second time. The event also celebrates this year's 150th anniversary of the university. Alumni from TU Munich and DAAD in the region, current grantees, partners, supporters and friends of both institutions are invited to enjoy a pleasant and rewarding networking event with food and drinks.

Services

  • Cultivating TUM’s partnerships in North America, e.g. by facilitating cooperation projects, advertising new programs and representing TUM at campus events
  • Linking TUM researchers and staff to local stakeholders in support of their activities in the region
  • Supporting TUM’s recruitment efforts in North America, e.g. by attending career fairs and organizing workshops for specific target groups (e.g. PostDocs)
  • Knowledge-brokering: Monitoring and analyzing trends in higher education, research and industry, specifically in the San Francisco Bay area / Silicon Valley
  • Supporting TUM delegations visiting the San Francisco Bay area / Silicon Valley

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Events 2018

February 2018, AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS ANNUAL MEETING 2018

February 15 - 19, 2018, Austin, Texas

TUM San Francisco will participate in the 2018 Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held under the motto "Advancing Science - Discovery to Application".

February 2018, European Career Fair 2018

EUROPEAN CAREER FAIR (ECF) 2018

February 24, 2018, Cambridge, Massachusetts

TUM San Francisco will participate in the 22nd annual European Caree Fair (ECF) at MIT. The ECF is an annual recruiting event, organized by the MIT European Club, which connects employers from Europe with the most talented candidates from the United States.

Contact:

Contact

Dolores Volkert
German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2050
San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
Mail: sanfrancisco@tum.de
Phone: +1.415.248.7816
Fax: +1.415.248.7800