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

January 2020, Pursue your PhD and Postdoc at TUM

Information Session at Cairo University, Kasr El Eini

January 13, 2020, Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison Officer will hold an information session about pursuing PhD and postdoctoral research at TUM. The Information session is organized by Cairo University at the Faculty of Medicine. Target group of the information session are PhD and postdoc candidates from the field of medicine.



International panel discussion on smart agriculture in arid regions

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