TUM Beijing: TUM and Tongji University renew cooperation agreement

On May 12, TUM Senior Vice President Prof. Juliane Winkelmann and Prof. Lou Yongqi, Vice President of Tongji University in Shanghai, held a conference via Zoom and renewed the long-term partnership between the two universities. On this occasion, Tongji also presented TUM with a new idea to set up an international research center for intelligent technologies and green development.

The vice president of TUM and the vice president of Tongji during the signing of the contract via Zoom
Vice President Juliane Winkelmann and Vice President Lou Yongqi signed a new agreement. Photo: TUM Global

Tongji University was founded in 1907 by the German doctor Dr. Erich Paulun as the German School of Medicine and Engineering for the Chinese and is still considered a Chinese university with a strong focus on Germany.

Institutional cooperation between TUM and Tongji is primarily linked to the Sino-German Graduate School (CDHK), in which TUM is involved with a double degree program in electrical engineering. 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany, which is why Tongji wants to further expand its cooperation with German universities.

New research platform for future technologies in planning

To this end, Vice President Lou presented a proposal for a new international research platform that is to be created in Shanghai in order to conduct research into future technologies, especially in the contexts of mobility, manufacturing, the environment and urban planning. On the occasion of the virtual meeting, the partnership agreement between the two universities was finally renewed, which, among other things, regulates the successful student exchange between Tongji and TUM.