TUM Brussels: EuroTech presidents meet at TUM and welcome new member École Polytechnique

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Once a year the presidents of the EuroTech partner universities come together to discuss the guiding principles and the strategic outline of the Alliance. This year TUM hosted the meeting in Munich, which was a very special one: on the occasion of TUM's International Jubilee Symposium the EuroTech Universities Alliance welcomed a fifth member.

The presidents of the five EuroTech partner universities
The presidents of the five EuroTech universities after the signing of the contract. From left to right: Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, Jan Mengelers, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Jaques Biot, Martin Vetterli. Photo: Astrid Eckert

After seven years of driving close collaboration between four universities, today the EuroTech Universities Alliance welcomes École Polytechnique as its fifth member. The prestigious French institution will officially join the strategic partnership of leading universities of science and technology in the international setting of the Technical University of Munich’s 150th anniversary symposium.

“We are delighted to have France’s most distinctive university of science and engineering on board. With Macron’s call for the creation of European networks of universities, École Polytechnique’s accession is also politically very timely”, says Jan Mengelers, current President of the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

TUM president Wolfgang A. Herrmann furthermore emphasizes the importance of the new partnership for transfer of technology. “The École Polytechnique will further strengthen the EuroTech Universities Alliance’s position as pioneer for inter-university collaboration and will provide impetus for new, exciting collaborations to address the major societal challenges of the coming years”

You can find more information on the EuroTech Universities Alliance and its members here.