On November 11, a delegation from TUM visited PoliMi to discuss different possible areas of collaboration and institutionalize the ongoing discussions with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Two main pillars were identified for the partnership:
- Nurturing talent and supporting a joint pool of talent
- Research cooperation and building-up joint research communities in the areas: Green Hydrogen, Artificial Intelligence, Material Science and Digital Medicine
Juliane Winkelmann, TUM Senior Vice President for International Alliances and Alumni, and Stefano Ronchi, Delegate of the Rector for International Affairs at PoliMi, signed the agreement. This visit to Milan marked the finalization of exploratory talks between the two institutions that began back in 2020.
A historic day for PoliMi
The signature of the MoU happened for PoliMi on a historic day: on the evening of November 10, the university community of PoliMi has elected their first ever female Rector, Professor Donatella Sciuto. She will start her tenure on January 01, 2023, and it will last until 2028. Donatella Sciuto is not only the first female Rector of PoliMi, but also of a technical university in Italy. She joined the signing of the MoU on Friday. A delegation visit to TUM in 2023 under her leadership is already being planned.
If you are interested in the activities of partnership between PoliMi und TUM, please contact TUM Brussels liaison officer Maria-Valerie Schegk.