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.

Services

  • 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

April 2019, FAUBAI Conference in Belém

FAUBAI Conference 2019

April 13-17, 2019 Belém, Pará (Brazil)

TUM São Paulo will participate at the FAUBAI annual conference in Belém. More Information baout the conference and its programm are available here: FAUBAI Conference 2019

May 2019, Young Researchers Workshop in Bogotá

Young Researchers Workshop in Bogotá 2019

May 09, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)

The São Paulo Office of Freie Universität Berlin and the Liaison Office for Latin America of Technical University of Munich cordially invite prospective doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to an Opportunities Workshop in Bogotá on May 9, 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 PhD and PostDoc career steps, financial grants and benefits and get in contact with other interested researchers, PhDs 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/ResearchBOG - Please register until May 03!

Time & Venue

09.05.2019 | 08:30 - 13:45

Universidad de los Andes, Salón Múltiple - Centro del Japón Calle 18a Nº 0-07 Bloque Ñe (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PdLjGRtNmAzVEYQw5)

Contact

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

May 2019, Young Researchers Workshop in Mexico City

Young Researchers Workshop in Mexico City 2019

May 24, Goethe Institut, Mexico City (Mexico)

The São Paulo Office of Freie Universität Berlin and the Liaison Office for Latin America of Technical University of Munich cordially invite prospective doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to an Opportunities Workshop in the Goethe Institut in Mexico City on May 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 PhD and PostDoc career steps, financial grants and benefits and get in contact with other interested researchers, PhDs 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/RiGCDMX - Please register until May 17!

Time & Place

24.05.2019 | 09:00 - 14:00

Goethe-Institut Cuidad de Mexico, Tonalá 43, Roma Norte, 06700 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico

Contact

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

June 2019, PostDoc Opportunities Workshop in São Paulo

PostDoc Opportunities Workshop in São Paulo 2019

June 4, Goethe Institut São Paulo, (Brazil)

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 Latin American Office of the University Alliance Ruhr cordially invite prospective post-doctoral researchers to an Opportunities Workshop in São Paulo on June 04th, 2019.

Doing 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.

Please register via the official website: http://bit.ly/PostdocSP

Time & Place

04.06.2019 | 09:30 - 16:30

Goethe-Institut São Paulo Rua Lisboa, 974, Pinheiros, 05413-001 São Paulo, SP

Contact

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

June 2019, PostDoc Opportunities Workshop in Belo Horizonte

PostDoc Opportunities Workshop in Belo Horizonte 2019

June 6, UFMG, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

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 Latin American Office of the University Alliance Ruhr cordially invite prospective post-doctoral researchers to an Opportunities Workshop on June 06 at the UFMG in Belor Horizonte.

Doing 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.

Please register via the official website: http://bit.ly/PostdocBH

Time & Place

06.06.2019 | 09:30 - 16:30

UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Contact

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

Highlights

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.