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 2019

November 2019, Surveying Health, Aging and Retirement in the Middle East

High-level Kick-off Meeting

November 24, 2019, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Cairo

TUM Cairo and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) are organizing a High-level Kick-off Meeting entitled Surveying the Health, Aging and Retirement in the Middle East, which will take place at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT on November 24, 2019.                                                                                                                                                          

Representatives from the Ministries of Social Solidarity, Higher Education and Health as well as the German Embassy will be present. The meeting aims at presenting the concept of Health, Aging and Retirement Studies to the stakeholders and explore the possibilities of introducing these studies in Egypt.

The concept will be presented by Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Chair of Economics of Aging at TUM and coordinator of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)


December 2019, German Egyptian Network for Advancing Genomic Medicine and Population Health

Interdisciplinary Round Table & Workshop

December 9-11, 2019, Goethe Institut / Al Bustan, Cairo

An interdisciplinary Round Table & Workshop will be held from December 9-11, 2019 to highlight the advances in genomic medicine and its influence on personalised medicine and global health. The event-which is organized by the TUM Alumna Dr. Yasmine Aguib- will assemble leading experts in the fields of communicable and non-communicable diseases, genomics and bioinformatics to talk and brainstorm on collaborative ideas for the improvement of the disease burden in Africa and worldwide. Druing this event, Heba Afifi, TUM Cairo Officer will hold a presentation entitled Research Opportunities at TUM (December 10).


December 2019, Climate Change in an African Context

Science expo and workshop

December 15-16, 2019, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo and Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Cairo

TUM Alumna and Next Einstein Forum Fellow (NEF) Prof. Dr. Ghada Bassioni is chairing the NEF science expo and workshop on 15.-16.12.2019 on Climate Change in an African Context. The meeting will bring together invited speakers from academia, authorities and industry to communicate the latest developments of the role of science and engineering in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular climate change, in Africa. During this event Heba Afifi, TUM Cairo Officer will hold a presentation entitled Research Opportunities at TUM (December 15).



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