TUM Cairo

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

Events 2020

February 2020, Global Network in Support of Empowering Women in Science

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Februar 12, 2020, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology

The National Committee for Pure and Applied Chemistry at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt is organizing  a breakfast on 12.02.2020 to empower women in science chaired by Prof. Dr. Nadia Kandile, Titular member of IUPAC and Prof. Dr. Ghada Bassioni, member of IUPAC executive bureau. The meeting will bring together invited speakers from academia, authorities and industry to communicate the latest developments of the role of women in chemistry and science in Egypt. 
This breakfast is part of Global Women's Breakfast on February 12 of 2020. TUM Cairo Liaison Officer is invited to participate in the panel discussion entitled Programs empowering women in science to talk about the TUM programs offered to support women.

February 2020, Regional training for study consultants


24 -26 February 2020, Europa Schule Cairo

The Europa Schule Cairo is providing a training for the study consultants of the German foreign schools from Egypt and the region in addition to Nairobi. On February 25, Heba Afifi, TUM Senior Regional Manager (Egypt) will hold a presentation on Study at TUM.

February 2020, Study Fair


February 29, 2020, Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen (DSB), Cairo

On 29.02.2020 a study fair will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the German Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen (DSB), Cairo. DSB Students from grades 10 to 12 will participate in this events. Students from other German foreign schools such as DSB Alex, Europaschule Kairo (ESK), Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO) and Beverly are also invited to attend. 
During the event, TUM Senior Regional Manager (Egypt) Heba Afifi, will be available at the TUM booth to provide consultation for interested students on studying at the TUM.

March 2020, 8th Biannual International Conference “Frontiers in Chemical Sciences”

Information Session,  Faculty of Science, Cairo University

March 3, 2020, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold the information session Study and research opportunities at TUM during the 8th Biannual International Conference “Frontiers in Chemical Sciences”. The conference, which serves as a biannual meeting for chemists to exchange ideas, will be hosted by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at Cairo University in Egypt


March 2020, Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the Energy Sector

TUM Alumni Event

March 3, 2020, German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cairo

TUM Cairo is organizing a panel discussion on March 3, within the framework of its annual TUM Alumni event. TUM Alumni Dr.-Ing. Ahmed Elguindy and Dr.-Ing. Wessam El-Baz will share their experience about the entrepreneurship opportunities in the energy sector inspired from the TUM research environment. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ahmed El-Dorghamy – Energy & Environment Consultant. To register for the event, please send an email to cairo@tum.de




April 2020, Your Postdoc Career in Germany - Opportunities for Outstanding Scientists!


April, 18, 2020

TUM Cairo is organizing together with the liaison offices of the Freie Universität Berlin the Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Technical University Berlin a webinar for outstanding postdoc scientists.
During the webinar information about the postdoc funding opportunities of TUM and the participating institutions will be presented.  
Interested candidates can register for the webinar on the following link docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvYSxh5prhdixybYGVx5XMR2nxwOQEmRkDUBTdwy3YRi2bNA/viewform
Registration deadline is Thursday April 16, 2020


12.15  Log in
12:30  Introduction (Moderation by Mrs Hoda El-Mahgoub)
12.40  Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Prof. Dr. Momen Hanafy - Ambassador Scientist to Egypt 
13:00  Technical University of Munich: Heba Afifi - Senior Regional Manager (Egypt)
13:20  Technische Universität Berlin: Ingy Nafie - Head of  Cairo Liaison Office
13:40  Bibliotheca Alexandrina:  Yousra Sobeih, Head of Scientific Activities Section, Center for Special Studies & Programs (CSSP), Academic Research Sector

14:00  Short break

14:10  German Academic Exchange Service DAAD: Ann-Kathrin Schwarz - Program Coordinator
14:30  Freie Universität Berlin: Hoda El Mahgoub - Head of Cairo Liaison Office
14:50  Philipps-Universität Marburg: Irene El Khorazaty - Head of Cairo Liaison Office
15:10  End of Webinar


Launch of the German-Egyptian Network for Genomic Medicine and Population Health

Kick-off for the German Egyptian Network for Advancing Genomic Medicine and Population Health GE-GPx: From December 9 to 11, the Network held its first round-table including a comprehensive workshop at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo, Egypt. The event was chaired by Sir Prof. Magdi Yacoub OM FRS and attended by his Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt. Read more




Surveying Health, Aging and Retirement in the Middle East

With the aim of starting a dialogue in the field of aging studies, the high-level kick-off meeting Surveying Health, Aging and Retirement in the Middle East took successfully place in Cairo on November 24. The event was hosted by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and co-organized by TUM Cairo. It featured the attendance of guest speaker and expert Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Professorship Economics of Aging at the TUM School of Management. Read more