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Prof. Dr. Dr. Azzurra Ruggeri, Chair of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology at TUM School of Education, visited Egypt from October 8 to 13, 2019, to kick off the project Contributing Factors for Active Learning (CAL). CAL is a cross-cultural project that aims to provide a complete picture of active learning strategies in school children aged six to eleven. The project is conducted in partnership with Ain Shams University and together with Egyptian public and private schools. [more]

The six EuroTech Alliance members co-organized their first joint Partner Days at EPFL to showcase their institutions to strategic global partners. The two-day program on September 22 and 23, combined lab-visits, workshops, university presentations, a panel discussion and an international fair to attract prospective exchange students. [more]

From September 17 to 20, 2019, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized a lecture tour in Xi'an and Lanzhou, two main cities in western China. The Technical University of Munich and three other German universities participated in this roadshow. [more]

Prof. Dr. Nora Brambilla, Head of T30f-Theoretical Particle and Nuclear Physics Group and Prof. Dr. Antonio Vairo, Adjunct Professor at the TUM Physics Department, visited Egypt from September 3 to 6, 2019, to initiate cooperation with the American University (AUC), Cairo University, and Zewail City of Science and Technology. [more]

Mini anniversary: This summer, EuroTech’s European Venture Program took place for the fifth time. To kick off this unique entrepreneurship and mobility program for early stage start-ups, participants of the six partner universities met at TUM. At the Garching campus, they explored the TUM Incubator and MakerSpace and spoke to successful TUM alumni of the program. [more]

On 22 July, 2019, the 13th TUM-Tsinghua Summer School with the theme of Transportation Engineering and Logistics opened at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 55 students from famous universities, such as Tsinghua University Zhejiang University and Tongji University participated in this summer program. [more]

Prof. Dr. Johann Plank, Head of Construction Chemistry and Prof. Dr. Harald Klein, Head of Plant and Process Engineering, visited Cairo from July 15 to 18 to speak at two significant events: the German Science Day and the scientific workshop Sustainability for a Better World. The latter was organized at the Faculty of Engineering of Ain Shams University in the framework of the faculty’s 180th anniversary. [more]

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]