TUM São Paulo

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has operated its Liaison Office for Latin America at the German Center for Research and Innovation - São Paulo (DWIH-SP) since February 2012. The regional focus of its activities are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico - hereby building on many years of successful cooperation with Latin American institutions.

The University of São Paulo (USP), for example, the largest university in Brazil, has counted as one of TUM's partners since 1998. And between 2008 and 2011, TUM coordinated with EUBRANEX an ERASMUS MUNDUS program funded by the European Commission involving nine European and eleven Brazilian universities. In the long term, the cooperation has resulted in sustainable partnerships among the partners that last until today. 

Scientific cooperation between TUM and Brazil comprises research institutes, the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF) and the National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro as well as the private business school FGV-EAESP in São Paulo.

TUM São Paulo is one of six liaison offices in addition to Beijing, Brussels, Mumbai, Cairo and San Francisco. Already in 2002, TUM established its own offshore campus TUM Asia in Singapore. The expansion of a global presence is part of the initiative TUM Global, a core piece of TUM’s institutional strategy which was a part of TUM's successful application within the German Excellence Initiative.


  • Academic and Research Cooperation
    • Support TUM faculties and departments
    • Funding opportunities
    • Analyze potential and focus areas
    • Direct contact to scientific and industry partners in Latin America

  • Recruiting 
    • High potential researchers for TUM (PhD and Postdoc Workshops in the region)
    • Student Fairs / Conferences / Workshops in Latin America
    • Excellent BSc and MSc Students (information sessions at German and international schools in Latin America)

  • Network & Information
    • Identify new potential in relevant areas for TUM
    • Organize delegations / scientific events / workshops / technical visits
    • Local support
    • Raise visibility of TUM in the region
    • Connect alumni in Latin America with TUM
    • Member of the German Centre for Research and Innovation São Paulo (DWIH-SP)

Events 2019

September 2019, Global Bioeconomy Alliance Symposium in São Paulo

Global Bioeconomy Alliance Symposium in São Paulo 2019

September 30th - October 04th, UNESP, São Paulo (Brazil)

Approximately 90 researchers from Brazil, Germany and Australia will attend t the 3rd Global Bioeconomy Alliance Symposium. From September 30 to october 04th the meeting, the result of a partnership established by UNESP, the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will engage researchers from the three institutions and encourage them to establish new academic and scientific partnerships.

The event langauge is English. More information about the event: http://bioeconomy.world/3rd-global-alliance-on-bioeconomy-symposium-kicks-off-at-unesp/.

Time & venue

September 30th - October 04th, UNESP (São Paulo, Brazil)


Sören Artur Metz (Technical University of Munich) Tel.: (11) 51898320 / Mail: latam@tum.de

October 2019, DWIH São Paulo Open House

DWIH São Paulo - Open House

October 1st, DWIH São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

On October 1, the German Center for Research and Innovation São Paulo welcomes Brazilian students and researchers on its traditional open day to present residence, cooperation and funding opportunities as well as scholarships offered by some of the most renowned German institutions. The TUM Liaison Office will present various study and research opportunities at TUM.

The language of the event is Portuguese. Further information about the event can be found here: https://www.dwih-saopaulo.org/de/event/tag-der-offenen-tuer-im-dwih-sao-paulo/. Access to the program: https://www.dwih-saopaulo.org/files/2019/09/Programm-TdoT-2019_DE.pdf

Time & Venue

October 1st, 14:00 - 18:00 hours

DWIH São Paulo, Rua Verbo Divino, 1488, Térreo, CEP 04719-904 São Paulo – SP / Brazil


Sören Artur Metz (Technical University of Munich) Tel.: (11) 51898320 / Mail: latam@tum.de

October 2019, Young Researchers Workshop in Buenos Aires

Young Researchers Workshop in Buenos Aires 2019

24. October, Polo Científico Tecnológico, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

The São Paulo Office of Freie Universität Berlin, the Liaison Office for Latin America of Technical University of Munich, the Brazil Center of the University of Münster,together with the TU Berlin cordially invite prospective doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to an Opportunities Workshop in Buenos Aires on October 24, 2019. 

Doing research as a PhD or a PostDoc in Germany means to work in an international and competitive system with a lot of opportunities to enhance your research career and your international network. We invite you to get to know the German system and opportunities for your research stay at German top universities. Learn about PostDoc career steps, financial grants and benefits and get in contact with other interested researchers and PostDocs that have recently returned from Germany.

Language of the workshop: English. Registration and more information are available at the event webpage: http://bit.ly/BsAs2019 Please register until October 18!

Time & venue

24.10.2019 | 08:30 - 13:30

Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, Polo Científico Tecnológico, Godoy Cruz 2270, CABA (How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/451aPHQzhZP2)


Sören Artur Metz (Technical University of Munich) Tel.: (11) 51898320 / Mail: latam@tum.de

November 2019, DWIH Programme Committee in Berlin

DWIH network - The Programme Committee

November 21st, 2019, WissenschaftsForum Berlin (Germany)

In the function of chair of the advisory board of the DWIH São Paulo, the liaison officer takes part in the program committee of the DWIH network in Berlin. In this session, the annual budget of the individual DWIH locations will be discussed and presented to the board of trustees for approval. The DWIH network consists of 5 locations, the TUM is actively involved in three locations (São Paulo, New York and New Dehli) as a supporter.

Time & venue

November 21st, 10 - 15:00 hours

WissenschaftsForum am Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin


Sören Artur Metz (Technical University of Munich) Tel.: (11) 51898320 / Mail: latam@tum.de

December 2019, PhD Workshop in Rio de Janeiro

FU Berlin & TUM Doctoral Studies Workshop 03.12.2019 DAAD Rio

03. December, DAAD Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

The regional liaison office São Paulo of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Liaison Office for Latin America of the Technical University of Munich (TUM São Paulo) invite optential PhD candidates to a seminar about how to do a PhD at two german execellent universites. The workshop is titled “FU Berlin and TU München - Opportunities for Doctoral Studies at two German Universities of Excellence” and will be held - for the first time - in the premises of the DAAD Regional Office in Rio de Janeiro on December 03rd.

The objective of the seminar is to provide comprehensive understanding of doctoral studies in Germany, specifically at two universities with a great number of international doctoral students. The invited experts will provide information specific to Germany on topics such as funding possibilities, how to find a supervisor, and different formats for doctoral studies. 

Registration is open until November 28 and more information about the event and the registration is available here: http://bit.ly/PhDRJ19

Time & place

03.12.2019 | 10:00 - 13:30

DAAD Rio de Janeiro, Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 37 / Botafogo. CEP: 22251-080 / Rio de Janeiro - RJ

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6WNfPUEWaYSKX7cR6


Sören Artur Metz (Technical University of Munich)

Tel.: (11) 51898320 / Mail: latam@tum.de


PhD Workshops in Latin America

Together with the FU Berlin, TUM São Paulo has developed a new format for consultation and information on doctoral paths available at TUM, specifically designed for potential doctoral candidates in Latin America. 

In 2017, this format was extended to Mexico and in 2018 to Buenos Aires, thus resulting in the successful implementation of ten PhD workshops reaching and advising 300 potential candidates up until today.

The workshops in Brazil were financially supported by the German Center for Research and Innovation - São Paulo.

PostDoc Workshops in Latin America

In 2015, as a logical complement to the PhD workshops, TUM São Paulo and FU Berlin started to offer a new format for informing potential PostDoc researchers from the Latin American region about career possibilities at TUM. 

In 2017 the format was exported to Mexico and in 2018 a postdoc Event in Argentina was implemented. By the beginning of 2019, the office had conducted seven PostDoc workshops (three in São Paulo, two in Rio de Janeiro, one in Mexico City and Buenos Aires) and had advised some 400 potential candidates.

The workshops in Brazil were also financially supported by the DWIH-SP.