News from Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, Beijing, San Francisco and São Paulo

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]

Prof. Dr. Johannes Sauer, Head of the Chair of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics at the Technical University of Munich and Dr. Emmanuel Benjamin, Senior Researcher, visited Egypt for the third time within 12 months, to further develop cooperation plans with their Egyptian counterparts and to hold a PhD workshop on November 6. Hosted by DAAD Cairo and financed by the TUM Global Incentive Fund, the event supported outstanding PhD candidates in applying for funded research stays at TUM. [more]

The European Education Fair Taiwan (EEFT), organized by the EU representation in Taiwan in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Campus France, and the British Council, was held in Taipei on October 26 and 27, 2019. The stand of the Technical University of Munich was one of the most frequented at the fair. [more]

From November 1 to 2, 2019, German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek was part of a delegation accompanying German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, to the 5th Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations. During the visit in New Delhi, the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi organized a meeting with its supporter organizations and the minister. Being an active member of the DWIH New Delhi, TUM Mumbai was invited to the exchange on research cooperation with India and internationalization strategies. During the meeting, liaison officer Hanna... [more]

On October 24, the liaison office TUM São Paulo organized an all-encompassing PhD and postdoc workshop with numerous partners in Argentina’s capital on occasion of the 250 year anniversary in honor of Alexander von Humboldt. Around 75 participants attended the talks and afterwards took the chance to get individual consultation regarding doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships in Germany. [more]

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]

For the third symposium of the Global Alliance on Bioeconomy, researchers of TUM met with Brazilian and Australian colleagues in São Paulo from September 30 to October 4, to discuss further joint projects in the field of bio-based economy. [more]