Chinese students and doctoral candidates form the largest group of international students at TUM. Given this potential and the growing importance of China in the fields of research and innovation, TUM established its first offshore representative office in Beijing in 2006.
The office in Beijing serves as a point of contact for partner universities, prospective students, doctoral candidates, as well as scientists from China and Taiwan, and represents TUM at fairs and information events. Regular alumni events, pre-departure webinars for TUM freshmen from China and the TUM-Weibo make the TUM community one of the most active in the world.
- Relationship management and networking with leading Chinese universities and institutions
- Participation in information events in China and Taiwan
- Academic advising and student recruitment, e.g. PhD matchmaking workshops & pre-departure webinars
- Activating TUM's alumni network, e.g. alumni talk show
- Analysis of the education market in China and Taiwan
- Weibo media support
- Support and hospitality for TUM staff during visits to China
On December 3, Tsinghua University and TUM’s liaison office in Beijing (TUM Beijing) hosted the first Tsinghua-TUM Talks on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which brought together leading academics and experts from industry and served as a platform to exchange ideas and discuss the future of AI.
What is the next breakthrough in AI after machine learning? Will AI become more and more similar to human intelligence in the future? What are the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence? Professors from TUM and Tsinghua as well as TUM alumnus and entrepreneur Dr. Han Xiao discussed these and other issues at the first Tsinghua-TUM Talks on AI, which took place in a hybrid format that attracted some 80 early-career researchers from Tsinghua University and around 120 students and researchers from China und Germany.
TUM Ambassador Prof. Bing Wang, Associate Dean of the School of Aerospace Engineering of Tsinghua University, moderated the session, which included seven presentations, a roundtable discussion and a lively Q&A section with the audience.
More global dialogue through new exchange formats
The Tsinghua-TUM Talks are a new format called to life in the frame of the strategic flagship partnership between the two universities. This year’s kick-off session took place as part of the new TUM Global Dialogue Series, which connects TUM’s global network with the university’s campus community and an interested audience.
In the future, the Tsinghua-TUM Talks will be further expanded under the umbrella of the flagship partnership. “We look forward to firmly establishing regular Tsinghua-TUM Talks as platforms to connect the Tsinghua and TUM research communities on topics of shared interest”, emphasized Prof. Bin Yang, Vice President and Provost of Tsinghua University, in light of the successful first session.