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.
The office has direct links with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and eight other leading German institutions in Cairo. 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.
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.
- 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
Workshop for Postdocs
March, 31st 2019, DAAD Cairo
The Cairo Liaison Offices of Technical University Munich (TUM) and Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and the Cairo Offices of Philipps-Universität Marburg and Technical University Berlin are organizing a workshop for outstanding postdoc scientists. Candidates are eligible to apply if the earned their PhD within the past 8 years and have publications in prestigious international journals. During the workshop information about the funding opportunities of TUM and the participating institutions will be presented. Beside benefiting from the network opportunity, the selected participants will also join the module on “Competitive Proposal Writing”. Deadline for registration is 16th February 2019. Application form is available on www.genid-avh.org/WSform. For inquiries please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Session & Counseling
April 6 & 7, 2019, German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo
TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will deliver a presentation on "Studying at the TUM" and provide counseling for interested candidates during the GUC Internship & Employment Fair, the. Target group of the fair are master's and PhD candidates.
April 9, 2019, DAAD Premises, Cairo
The Technical University of Munich (TUM PuR) is organizing the Workshop “Current Research in Agricultural and Resource Economics with focus on climate- and water smart agriculture in arid regions – A pragmatic review” targeting agricultural practitioners, stakeholders as well as scholars.
The aim of this workshop which takes place in the framework of the Global Incentive Fund, is to discuss perspectives and experiences of the invitees with climate- and water smart agriculture in Egypt.
TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session about TUM Cairo activities as well as the available funding mechanisms during this workshop.
Information Session at Cairo Opera House
April 16, 2019, Cairo
The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session organized by the Egyptian NGO Project Egypt at Cairo Opera House. Target group of the information session are master’s and PhD candidates.
Information Session at Cairo University
April 18, 2019, Cairo
The TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session organized by the Egyptian NGO Project Egypt at Cairo Opera House under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. Target group of the information session are master’s and PhD candidates as well as postdocs.
May 16, 2019, Cairo, Zamalek
The DAAD will organize the event “Science Night” during the month of Ramadan. The event will consist of a variety of activities related to science like science slams, project presentations, workshops, experiments and information sessions. During the event TUM Cairo Officer will hold a presentation about studying and doing your PhD at TUM.
July 16, 2019, Cairo
For the eighth successive year the DAAD will organize the German Science Day targeting outstanding PhD and Post-Doctoral candidates. During this event lectures, counselling sessions, workshops and panel discussions will take place. Two TUM professors from the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Construction Chemistry will hold scientific talks about their field of research.
TUM Cairo Officer will also deliver a presentation about doing your PhD and Postdoc at TUM.
In the framework of the initiative COSIMENA (Clusters of Scientific Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa), the DAAD Office Cairo and the TUM Cairo Liaison Office organized the panel discussion The State of Climate and Water – Smart Agriculture in Arid Regions on November 28. The event attracted more than 70 international experts from the fields of agriculture and agro economics, including Prof. Sauer and Dr. Emmanuel Benjamin of TUM. Read more