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


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