As part of the TUM Global Dialogue Series, the entire TUM community and interested members of the public are invited to participate in the dialogue between TUM researchers and their partners as well as social actors worldwide. The Global Dialogues always take place in the second half of the year. The events are held online and in English to make them as easily accessible as possible to a broad, international audience.

The theme of the TUM Global Dialogue Series 2023 is "Global South" and the range of events is broad: For example, the TUM liaison offices in the Global South focus on presenting South-South cooperation and selected projects. The liaison offices in the Global North address the topic either through cooperation with one of the other offices or through content that has a particular relevance for the Global South and TUM's engagement in this region.

Time: 3 p.m. CEST, 10 a.m. BRT ǀ via Zoom

Cooperation within the countries of the global South is gaining momentum, not least due to the planned expansion of the BRICS countries. This development is also reflected in research and university cooperation. Agricultural research, for example, is one of the core topics in collaboration between Brazil and Africa. The TUM partner university, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), is involved in multilateral cooperation with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

Another example of multilateral cooperation with Africa is the Integrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable City region FOOD systems in Africa (INCiTiS) project, in which TUM is actively involved. 

This TUM São Paulo Dialogue will highlight challenges and best practices of multilateral and bilateral cooperation within and with the Global South. Following the panel discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts.


  • Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo
  • Prof. Guilherme de Paula Nogueira, Associate Professor for Animal Endocrinology and Animal Reproduction / Assistant Provost for International Affairs at UNESP
  • Prof. Johannes Sauer, Professor of Production and Resource Economics at TUM

Should you have any questions regarding the TUM São Paulo Dialogue, please contact Sören Metz.

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Time: 3 p.m. CEST, 6 a.m. PST ǀ via Zoom

The TUM San Francisco Dialogue Decolonizing Global Health – Considerations of North-South Relations for Equitable Global Health Collaboration delves into decolonizing the global health field.

Historically, global health research has often perpetuated prevailing global power imbalances by sidelining voices and perspectives from the Global South. This has the potential to hamper the development of contextually relevant health interventions and to perpetuate healthcare disparities.

Decolonizing global health is essential for promoting sustainability in healthcare interventions.

Our panelists will explore these challenges and propose strategies to foster equitable collaborations between researchers and partners in the Global South and North.


  • Tim Bombosch, TUM San Francisco
  • Prof. Dr. Janina Isabel Steinert, TUM Professorship for Global Health
  • Dr. Deus Bazira, Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact at Georgetown University
  • Muneera A. Rasheed, Senior Consultant at World Vision

Should you have any questions regarding the TUM San Francisco Dialogue, please contact Tim Bombosch.

Time: 10 a.m. CEST, 2:30 p.m. IST ǀ via Zoom

Global aspects and challenges of urbanization – such as climate change and the rising number of traffic accidents – demand a rethinking of how we make our cities as resilient and sustainable as possible.

In this TUM Mumbai Dialogue, we will explore recent research solutions from India and Germany in the field of Smart Cities, with a specific emphasis on reducing transport externalities. Multimodal transport and the interactions and synergies between passenger and freight transport will play a particular role. The experts will discuss technological, social, and political aspects, and afterwards there will be a Q&A session.


  • Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering at TUM
  • Dr.-Ing. Christelle Al Haddad, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Head of the Human Factors Group at TUM Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering 
  • Dr.-Ing. Julia Kinigadner, Postdoctoral Researcher and Head of the Integrated Mobility Concepts at TUM Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning
  • Prof. Bhargab Maitra, Professor Civil Engineering Department at IIT Kharagpur
  • Dr. Arkopal Kishore Goswami, Associate Professor, Chairperson, RCG School of Infrastructure Design and Management at IIT Kharagpur
  • Dr. Madhumita Paul, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department at IIT Kharagpur

Should you have any questions regarding the TUM Mumbai Dialogue, please contact Mohaa Vyas.

Time: 9 a.m. CEST, 4 p.m. CNST ǀ via Zoom

TUM Beijing and Tsinghua International Graduate School in Shenzhen (SIGS) have teamed up again to organize the 4th TUM-Tsinghua Talks. This time, we are exploring the exciting topic of "Intelligent Cities", focusing on "Future Human Habitats" and the ever-evolving field of "Intelligent Urban Transportation". 

Learn more about the latest concepts and groundbreaking research in the field of smart city development. Invited speakers include industry experts, renowned scientists and visionaries who are helping to shape the future of urban living.

Benefit from the international collaboration between TUM and Tsinghua University, bringing together their combined knowledge and experience from different parts of the world. Gain insights into best practices and case studies from a global perspective.


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzold, Head of TUM Chair of Architectural Informatics
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit, Head of TUM Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer, Head of TUM Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design
  • Dr.-Ing. Andreas Donaubauer, Senior Researcher at TUM Chair of Geoinformatics
  • Prof. Peter Russell, Dean of the Institute of Future Human Habitats at Tsinghua SIGS
  • Prof. LU Shuai, Institute of Future Human Habitats at Tsinghua SIGS 
  • Prof. ZHANG Yi, Institute of Future Human Habitats at Tsinghua SIGS
  • Prof. Peter Búš, Institute of Future Human Habitats at Tsinghua SIGS 

Should you have any questions regarding the TUM Beijing Dialogue, please contact Zhenshan Jin.