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Already living in the Silicon Valley, Elmar Mair couldn’t resist and tried his luck with a start-up. About three years ago, Mair joined X, formerly known as Google X. Since then, he has been leading a team working on perception and navigation for a not yet publicly announced robotics project. TUM San Francisco liaison officer Dr. Dolores Volkert met the TUM alumnus in Silicon Valley. [more]

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is proud to chair the EuroTech Alliance for the upcoming year 2019/20. At the Presidents’ Meeting taking place on the EPFL campus in Lausanne on June 28, the six partners discussed the future strategy and vision of EuroTech. [more]

On June 24, President Wolfgang A. Herrmann welcomed the President of Beihang University, Professor XU Huibin, to TUM. Key topic of the talks was the extension of joint collaboration, particularly in light of the establishment of the new TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. [more]

Offered for the first time, and already a complete success: After years of experience in Brazil, TUM São Paulo Liaison Officer Sören Metz recently also organized a workshop for postgraduates and postdocs in neighboring Colombia. Numerous candidates came to the Universidad de los Andes on May 8 to find out about opportunities for doctorates and offers for postdocs at TUM. [more]

On May 24, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized a German Research Day at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz Association, China Scholarship Council(CSC)and five other German universities participated at the event. [more]

Inspired by the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, “long night of the sciences” in Germany, the regional DAAD office has been organizing a German Science Night on its premises in Cairo for several years now. The German Science Night aims at giving Master’s candidates and other visitors the unique opportunity to experience science in a relaxed atmosphere. In this year’s event on May 16, TUM Cairo Liaison Officer Heba Afifi gave a presentation about the international Master’s programs of the Technical University of Munich. [more]

Building on foregone successful cooperative work, the collaboration efforts have resulted in tackling the next level: On April 9, the TUM Chair of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics in cooperation with Cairo University, Menoufia University as well as the TUM Cairo Liaison Office held the workshop Current Research in Agricultural and Resource Economics with Focus on Climate and Water Smart Agriculture in Arid Regions. The event was hosted by DAAD Cairo and made possible by the TUM Global Incentive Fund. [more]

From April 13 to 17, the annual FAUBAI conference took place in Belém, the gateway to the Amazon. FAUBAI is the Brazilian Association for International Education. [more]

TUM is always seeking to attract excellent international talents for research at TUM. March 31 offered another chance to do so: TUM Cairo Liaison Officer Heba Afifi was part of a team that had organized a special postdoc workshop on this day to inform outstanding Egyptian scientists about funding opportunities in Germany. Prof. Rank, Director of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), attended the event to give a talk and also to meet the candidates in person. [more]

Some of the main activities of the TUM Mumbai office include cultivating relationships and establishing contacts with local stakeholders for a targeted networking of TUM in India. At the beginning of April two meetings took place in New Delhi, both of which offered opportunities to further enhance TUM’s regional engagement in India. Liaison Officer Hanna Kriebel participated in both events. To celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee – TUM’s longstanding partner university – in cooperation with the German House for Research and Innovation... [more]