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

May 2019, German Science Night


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 2019, German Science Day


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.



July 2019, Ain Shams Seminar Series


July 17, 2019, Ain Shams University, Cairo

In the frame work of the seminar series organized by the International Collaboration Office/Ain Shams University, 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.



September 2019, Proposal Writing Workshop

Proposal Writing und Recruiting Workshop

September 22, 2019, DAAD Cairo

In line with its internationalization strategy, the Chair for Agricultural Production and Resource Economics aims to attract excellent candidates from Egypt as PhD students. Accordingly a proposal writing and recruiting workshop will be held in Cairo, Egypt on September 22. Interested students with a background in agricultural economics are invited to submit applications (Cover letter - one page, Transcript and CV - one page) to emmanuel.benjamin@tum.de. Students from other disciplines are also invited to participate.


September 2019, AUC Graduate Study Fair

Information Session and Counselling

September 28, 2018, American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo

TUM Cairo Liaison officer will hold information session on “Studying and doing your PhD at TUM” and will provide consultation for interested candidates during the AUC „Graduate Study Fair”. Target group are master’s and PhD candidates. The fair is organized by the American University in Cairo (AUC)


October 2019 Study Information Day

Information Session and Counselling

October 30, 2019, Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO), Cairo

TUM Liaison Officer will participate in the Study Information Day at the German High School (DEO). The aim of the event is to inform students from grades 11 and 12 of the German recognized schools in Egypt, about study opportunities at German universities.


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