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This year, February 12 marked a special day for women in chemistry: Upon the invitation of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), several breakfast networking events took place around the world. In Egypt, the National Committee for Pure and Applied Chemistry at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) held the breakfast event to strengthen bonds among women in chemistry. [more]

After his Master studies at TUM, James Mister gained lots of practical experience in Munich. In 2016, he began working for the Bavarian Foreign Representation in San Francisco and has helped building bridges ever since. [more]

At the end of November 2019, Egyptian and German researchers had met in Cairo to discuss the possibilities of initiating a longitudinal study of aging in Egypt. On February 2, 2020, a second meeting took place at the American University in Cairo to identify best practices for initiating the aging survey. [more]

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen (Germany) started its work on December 1, 2019. Under the theme, 'A Union that strives for more’, Von der Leyen and 26 commissioners from all over Europe have started their tasks for the next five years. A total of six priorities will serve as the guiding principle for their program. But what will this mean for the future of the European research and university landscape? [more]

The TUM Latin America office brought the past year to a successful close with two events: In the beginning of December, a PhD workshop took place in Rio de Janeiro for the first time, and mid-December followed another highlight with an event at the partner university Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). [more]

Kick-off for the German Egyptian Network for Advancing Genomic Medicine and Population Health GE-GPx: From December 9 to 11, the Network held its first round-table including a comprehensive workshop at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo, Egypt. The event was chaired by Sir Prof. Magdi Yacoub OM FRS and attended by his Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt. The GE-GPx Network was jointly established by TUM Alumna Dr. Yasmine Aguib and the founders of the Center for Global Health at the Medical Faculty of TUM, Prof. Prazeres da... [more]

The complex societal challenges of the 21st century Graduates of technical universities will call for a new generation of machines, materials, and technical systems. Technical Universities thus have a great responsibility in educating the engineer of the future. On December 12, the EuroTech Universities Alliance hosted this year’s High Level Event discussing the future of engineering education in Europe and the crucial impact of technological innovation on the climate crisis. [more]

The TUM US Venture Program is a unique opportunity for TUM startups to explore the U.S. market and accelerate internationalization. During the intensive 10-day program that took place from September 30 to October 10, 2019, the TUM Office San Francisco co-organized workshops, recruited mentors, and set up networking opportunities for ten of TUM's most promising entrepreneurs. [more]

With the aim of starting a dialogue in the field of aging studies, the high-level kick-off meeting Surveying Health, Aging and Retirement in the Middle East took successfully place in Cairo on November 24. The event was hosted by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and co-organized by TUM Cairo. It featured the attendance of guest speaker and expert Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Professorship Economics of Aging at the TUM School of Management. [more]

The joint Brussels Office of the EuroTech Universities Alliance regularly facilitates the establishment of competitive consortia for funding instruments within the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). On November 15, a successful workshop on EU funding possibilities and joint activities in the area of Circular Economy took place, engaging multiple EuroTech partners. [more]