TUM Global Week

Every year, the TUM Global Week offers a platform for the exchange of ideas on the topics of internationalization and international experience for the entire TUM family. In addition to numerous information and networking events for students, doctoral candidates, scientists, administrative staff, TUM alumni and TUM's international partners, the Global Week is the occasion for the annual meeting of the TUM liaison officers with the TUM community.

This year's virtual TUM Global Week from July 5 to 9, 2021, features a very diverse program. Look forward to info sessions with representatives of TUM G&A and other institutions as well as to exchanges with the liaison officers of our five branch offices and colleagues from the campus in Singapore (TUM Asia). In the run-up to TUM Global Week, the liaison officers as well as representatives of TUM Asia introduce themselves and their regional services in individual prelude events.

Preludes

Prelude events to the TUM Global Week sessions 2021

June 8: TUM Mumbai Prelude

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (CEST)

TUM Mumbai: Your partner for projects and collaborations in India
Join this TUM Mumbai prelude session to learn more about the services and activities of our Indian representative office and how the office can support your local projects. The session will provide you an overview of the current trends and developments in the higher education and research space and will present you with the existing ties that exist with agencies that help facilitate our collaborations in the country. You will also get an overview of TUM’s current projects with Indian partners. 

Who is this session for? 
The entire TUM community and anyone interested in TUM Mumbai's services and activities in India.

Language: English

Log-in data:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 691 2360 8287
Passcode: 953645

June 10: TUM São Paulo Prelude

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (CEST)

TUM São Paulo: Meet the liaison officer & get insights on Latin America
Whether you are generally interested in learning more about current trends in higher education and research in Latin America, or you are already involved in a research project with Latin American partners or considering one for the future: don't miss this TUM São Paulo prelude session to the TUM Global Week 2021! Our liaison officer will provide you with detailed information about what TUM São Paulo actually does and how the office can support you in your endeavors.

Who is this session for?
The entire TUM community and anyone interested in the TUM Global Network, TUM São Paulo’s activities and services in Latin America.

Language: English

Log-in data:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 650 8544 4818
Passcode: 262555

June 15: TUM Brussels Prelude

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (CEST)

TUM Brussels: Ten years of EuroTech and the rising impact for Europe
TUM Brussels is the pounding heart of TUM's strategic engagement within the EuroTech Universities Alliance. Our Brussels office serves as a gateway to partners across Europe working together on the European research, education, and innovation agenda. This session will give insights on what EuroTech has achieved in the last ten years, its strategy for the years to come and what this special anniversary year will entail. It will shed light on TUM’s commitment in Europe and partnerships in the pipeline. 

Who is this session for? 
The entire TUM family and anyone interested in the EuroTech Universities Alliance and the services and activities of TUM Brussels in Europe.

Language: English

Log-in data:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 617 5817 7519
Passcode: Brussels

June 16: TUM Beijing Prelude

 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (CEST)

TUM Beijing: Info session on the flagship partnership with Tsinghua University
This prelude presents the current roadmap for the cooperation with Tsinghua University. Since the signing of the flagship partnership MoU in October 2020, both universities have been working on a double degree program in Smart Manufacturing, expanded student exchanges, a joint speaker series, and joint entrepreneurship activities, among others. The webinar is aimed at all scientists interested in collaborating with Tsinghua. Kindly register by June 15 via e-mail.

Who is this session for? 
The entire TUM family and anyone interested in TUM's flagship partnership with Tsinghua University and TUM Beijing's services and activities in China.

Language: German

Log-in data:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID:619 9514 0536
Passcode: 465956

June 22: TUM San Francisco Prelude

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (CEST)

TUM San Francisco: Your point of contact for activities in North America
The USA and Canada are the leading destination countries for entrepreneurs, researchers, and students. Our liaison office in San Francisco provides a broad range of services to the TUM family. Those include supporting entrepreneurial activities, maintaining contact with alumni, and assisting with partnerships and student exchanges. Join this prelude to meet the TUM San Francisco liaison officer and learn what is on his mind right now and how he can be of assistance to you to succeed in North America.

Who is this session for? 
The entire TUM community and anyone interested in TUM San Francisco’s services and activities in North America.

Language: English

Log-in data
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 683 5465 5933
Passcode: 009001

June 25: TUM Asia Prelude

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CEST)

TUM Asia: Meet the TUM Asia team & get insights on TUM’s offshore campus in Singapore 
In this prelude event, you will learn more about TUM Asia, our campus in Singapore, and get a broad overview of all current outreach activities - including collaborations with our partner universities. Furthermore, this info session will also provide an insight into what has changed for TUM Asia in the past year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and how this exceptional situation was handled locally. This prelude will be presented by Ms. Lenny Christina and Ms. Pan Yu.

Who is this session for?
The entire TUM family and anyone interested in the activities of TUM Asia.

Language: English

Log-in data:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 960 2032 2373
Passcode: 166362

TUM Global Week 2021 at a glance

July 5

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Planting the seeds for the future of farming (TUM Asia)

 

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 
Sustainability in India

 

 

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

A female STEM career in Ghana – Meet award-winning environmental chemist, Dr. Nkansah (KNUST)

 

 

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Think it global – TUM exchange programs and funding opportunities for students

 

 

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Study & life in USA & Canada – Q&A session for TUM students

 

 

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Study & life in Latin America – Q&A session for TUM students

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
International mobility programs and funding options for TUM doctoral candidates (TUM GS)

 

 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Dos and don’ts when dealing with incoming international researchers

 

 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Study & life in China – Q&A session for TUM students

 

 

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Study & life in India – Q&A session for TUM students

 

 

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
TUM-ICL mini summer school on Covid-19 vaccines (JA)

 

 

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Global health and Latin America

 

 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The importance of trust in global leadership (IL³)

 

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
The UQ-TUM Chemical Biotechnology Student Mobility Program (TUM CS)

 

 

09:00 – 11:00 a.m.
China roundtable

 

 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

International encounters on campus – Feel the global spirit without going abroad

 

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Working in Germany – Job perspectives and application tips for international students

 

 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
TUM funding opportunities for international collaboration

 

 

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
EuroTeQ Engineering University – Educating responsible professionals in Europe

 

 

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
TUM Mentoring – Get involved as international researcher

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
TUMexchange with the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School

 

 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
What's new in staff mobility? Opportunities for TUM faculty and staff

 

 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Coming to TUM – An introduction to exchange opportunities 

 

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ten years of EuroTech – On the path to a joint EuroTeQ Engineering University

 

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Making a global impact – Opportunities & challenges in sustainability projects (panel discussion)

 

 

5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Research projects with North America –Opportunities, challenges, and funding

 

 

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Global online game night

 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Fit for studying in Germany – An intercultural workshop

 

 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
How are things done elsewhere? Compare and share – An intercultural workshop

 

Session details

Monday

July 5: Planting the seeds for the future of farming (TUM Asia)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (CEST) | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Singapore)

In 2019, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) set the ‘30 by 30’ goal – aiming to produce 30 percent of Singapore’s nutritional needs locally by 2030 – facing Singapore’s long-term challenges, such as climate change and disruption in supply chains and resources. In response to the global supply challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the support of the agri-food industry is a key strategy in strengthening Singapore’s resilience. 
 
Find out on how agritech start-up, Indoor Farm Factory Innovation (I.F.F.I.), is injecting science and technology into agriculture to plant the seeds for the future of farming.

Speakers

  • Dr. Jesmond Hong, Business Development, TUM Asia
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM Asia

Kontakt 
Lenny Christina, TUM Asia

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 01_Planting the seeds for the future of farming

July 5: Sustainability in India

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) (CEST) | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Mumbai)

This webinar presents a variety of sustainability projects carried out by researchers and students at TUM in India. Attendees will gain deeper insights into the broad field of sustainability within the Indian context and find out where potential opportunities and challenges lie when conducting a project in India. 

Speakers

  • Prof. N.C. Narayanan, Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, IIT Bombay 
  • Prof. Peter Struss, Model-based Systems and Qualitative Modeling Research Group, TUM
  • Jayjayanti Basumallik, Remote Voices Project, TUM
  • Roberto Villalba, Agricultural Production and Resource Economics, TUM
  • Mohaa Vyas, TUM Mumbai

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Talks and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Mumbai

Contact 
Mohaa Vyas, TUM Mumbai

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 02_Sustainability in India

July 5: A female STEM career in Ghana – Meet award-winning environmental chemist, Dr. Nkansah (KNUST)

12:00 (noon) – 1:30 p.m. (CEST) | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Kumasi)

Meet Dr. Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at KNUST in Ghana. She is one of five winners of the 2021 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World. Dr. Nkansah, who specializes in environmental chemistry, will be introducing her research and talk about her findings on heavy metal dispersal in general and the potential damage and consequences of “illegal mining” in rural communities. Further, she will be sharing her professional journey as a female scientist in STEM in Ghana.

Speakers

  • Prof. Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Department of Chemistry, KNUST, Ghana
  • Katharina Deichsel, TUM G&A – Global Engagement 

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Talks and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Katharina Deichsel, TUM G&A 

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 03_ A female STEM career in Ghana

July 5: Think it global – TUM exchange programs and funding opportunities for students

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (CEST) 

Aim of the event: Early information about the various possibilities of study-related stays abroad. 

  • Overview of the various TUM exchange programs in Europe and worldwide
  • Information on funding opportunities and scholarships
  • Presentation of the requirements and application modalities

Speakers

  • Angelika Weindel, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Frauke Schweinsberg-Denniger, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Susanna March, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing

Target group
TUM students

Event type
Information session

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Susanna March, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 04_Think it global

July 5: Study & life in USA & Canada – Q&A session for TUM students

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. (CEST) 

This Q&A session with our liaison officer from TUM San Francisco and TUMexchange program managers offers TUM students the opportunity to learn more about the specifics of the San Francisco / USA and Canada region in terms of daily life, language requirements, costs of living, student exchange, and the career market.The aim is to receive first-hand information about the respective region and to give students the opportunity to ask the liaison officer and the program managers individual questions in advance of a planned stay for study, research, or an internship in this region.

Speakers

  • Jeff Ouimet, TUM San Fransisco 
  • Larissa Danschina, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Susanna March, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing

Target group
TUM students

Event type
Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM San Francisco

Contact 
Susanna March, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 05_Study & life in USA & Canada

July 5: Study & life in Latin America – Q&A session for TUM students

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (CEST) 

This Q&A session with our TUM São Paulo liaison officer and TUMexchange program managers offers TUM students the opportunity to learn more about the specifics of the São Paulo / Latin America region in terms of daily life, language requirements, costs of living, student exchange and the career market.
The aim is to receive first-hand information about the respective region and to give students the opportunity to ask the liaison officer and program manager individual questions in advance of a planned stay for study, research, or an internship in this region.

Speakers

  • Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo
  • Axel Guman, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Angelika Weindel, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing

Target group
TUM students

Event type
Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM São Paulo

Contact 
Angelika Weindel, TUM G&A 

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 06_Study & life in Latin America

Tuesday

July 6: International mobility programs and funding options for TUM doctoral candidates (TUM GS)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CEST) 

This session provides an overview of international mobility programs and offers of the TUM Graduate School, as well as a brief introduction into the individual mobility funding schemes for TUM doctoral candidates. 

Speakers

  • Zizheng Zhang, TUM Graduate School –  Internationalization & Diversity
  • Agnieszka Slota, TUM Graduate School  –  Welcome Office  

Target group
Doctoral candidates & everyone interested

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM Graduate School

Contact 
Zizheng Zhang, TUM Graduate School

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 07_International mobility programs and funding options for TUM doctoral candidates

July 6: Dos and don’ts when dealing with incoming international researchers

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST) 

The TUM Global & Alumni Office supports international researchers and their families through the administrative onboarding process and helps with questions about relocation or living in Germany. This workshop will introduce our Welcome Services and address problems that might occur with respect to the Munich Immigration Office (KVR) as well as possibilities how to deal with them. We will close with a Q&A session to give space to your questions.  

Speakers

  • Stefanie Bossert, TUM G&A – Welcome Services 
  • Nanna Gehrlein, TUM G&A – Welcome Services 
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
Secretariats of TUM university chairs & everyone interested

Event type
Information and Q&A session

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Stefanie Bossert, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 08_Dos and don’ts when dealing with incoming international researchers

July 6: Study & life in China – Q&A session for TUM students

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (CEST) 

This Q&A session with our TUM Beijing liaison officer and TUMexchange program managers offers TUM students the opportunity to learn more about the specifics of the Beijing / China region in terms of daily life, language requirements, costs of living, student exchange and the career market.
The aim is to receive first-hand information about the respective region and to give students the opportunity to ask the liaison officer and program manager individual questions in advance of a planned stay for study, research, or an internship in this region.

Speakers

  • Zhenshan Jin, TUM Beijing
  • Axel Gumann, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Susanna March, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing

Target group
TUM students

Event type
Q&A session

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Beijing

Contact 
Susanna March, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 09_Study & life in China

July 6: Study & life in India – Q&A session for TUM students

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (CEST) 

This Q&A session with our TUM Mumbai liaison officer and TUMexchange program managers offers TUM students the opportunity to learn more about the specifics of the Mumbai / India a region in terms of daily life, language requirements, costs of living, student exchange and the career market.
The aim is to receive first-hand information about the respective region and to give students the opportunity to ask the liaison officer and program manager individual questions in advance of a planned stay for study, research, or an internship in this region.

Speakers

  • Mohaa Vyas, TUM Mumbai
  • Larissa Danschina, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Angelika Weindel, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing

Target group
TUM students

Event type
Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Mumbai

Angelika Weindel, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 10_Study & life in India

July 6: TUM-ICL mini summer school on Covid-19 vaccines (JA)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (CEST) | 3:00  – 5:00 p.m. (London)

Mini summer school as a little teaser of a future TUM-ICL Summer School. Introduction to the event by TUM:JA, followed by group discussions about Covid-19 related topics. Finally, there will be short pitches of the group works and a presentation from the renowned Prof. Ulrike Protzer on the topics of Covid-19 and vaccines. The topic of this event will be covered in a way that allows for participants of all academic backgrounds to take part. Due to a limited number of participants, a short motivational statement (~200 words) has to be submitted until 21st of June to apply for this event.

Speakers

  • Prof. Ulrike Protzer, Chair for Virology, TUM 
  • Further speakers  tbd

Target group
Restricted participation: Only students enrolled at TUM or ICL (upon application)

Event type
Workshop

Language
English

Organization
Junge Akademie

Contact 
Nina Zuber, Junge Akademie

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 12_TUM-ICL mini summer school on Covid-19 vaccines

July 6: Global health and Latin America

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (CEST) | 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (São Paulo)

This event will inform TUM scientists interested in the region and the research field of global health about the momentum and potential in this field of research and teaching in Latin America as well as region-specific funding opportunities. You will get a hands-on insight in research activities in this field by TUM researchers (TUM Center for Global Health, Professor for Global Health) and our Brazilian partner São Paulo State University (UNESP).

Speakers

  • Prof. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, TUM Center for Global Health
  • Prof. Andrea Winkler, TUM Center for Global Health
  • Prof. Janina Steinert, Professorship Global Health, TUM 
  • Prof. Jayme de Souza Neto, Global Research Alliance 'One Health', São Paulo State University (UNESP)
  • Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo

Target group
Researchers & everyone interested

Event type
Talks and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A,TUM São Paulo

Contact 
Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 13_Global health and Latin America

July 6: The importance of trust in global leadership (IL³)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CEST) 

How does one build trust in teams? Can lost trust be won back? Does trust have different value in different leadership cultures? Join us for a special evening event, where our Vice President Professor Dr. Claudia Peus and an international panel of experts will share their insights into the importance of trust in global leadership.

Speakers

  • Prof. Claudia Peus, TUM Senior Vice President – Talent Management and Diversity, TUM
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Keynote and panel discussions

Language
English

Organisation
TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning

Contact 
John Pye, IL3

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 14_The importance of trust in global leadership

Wednesday

July 7: The UQ-TUM Chemical Biotechnology Student Mobility Program (TUM CS)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (CEST) | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Brisbane)

This event brings together students from UQ and TUM so they can learn about the possibilities offered by the Chemical Biotechnology Exchange Program, get first-hand information about Biotechnology programs and gain insights into campus life at both universities. The agenda for the session includes:

  • Presentation of the universities, degree programs, and exchange program by academics and program managers from TUM and UQ
  • Student panel discussion to share study experiences at TUM and UQ
  • Q&A session

Speakers

  • Prof. Volker Siebert, Chemical Biotechnology, TUM Campus Straubing
  • Olivia Chia-Leeson, TUM Campus Straubing
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
TUM & UQ students in the field of Chemical Biotechnology from  & everyone interested

Event type
Information and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM Campus Straubing

Contact 
Olivia Chia-Leeson, TUM Campus Straubing

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 15_The UQ-TUM Chemical Biotechnology Student Mobility Program

July 7: China roundtable

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CEST)

This roundtable will facilitate the exchange of best practices in cooperation with China. Moreover, this session will discuss TUM’s current priorities in cooperation with China in light of more complex framework conditions. The event aims at making TUM’s engagement with China more future-proof, at empowering the TUM community in their collaborations, and at establishing a platform for structured exchange on and with China. 

Speakers

  • Prof. Juliane Winkelmann, TUM Senior Vice President – International Alliances & Alumni
  • Prof. Gerhard Rigoll, Institute for Human-Machine Communication, TUM
  • Prof. Markus Gerhard, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, TUM
  • Philip Miessner, TUM G&A – Global Engagement
  • Valerie Schegk, TUM Brussels
  • Philipp Dengel, BayChina

Target group
Restricted participation: Only TUM researchers involved or interested in cooperation with China, TUM International Affairs Delegates, and representatives of TUM Management units

Event type
Roundtable

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Philip Miessner, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 16_China roundtable

July 7: International encounters on campus – Feel the global spirit without going abroad

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST)

You do not need to go abroad to experience an international atmosphere. TUM itself has a variety of international offers and services. This event will showcase how international TUM is. Among others, the TUM Global & Alumni Office will present the offers of its International Campus Life division. You can also learn more about the TUM Language Center. The TUM School of Management will present its buddy program.

Speakers

  • Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A – International Campus Life
  • Christina Thunstedt, TUM Language Center

Target group
TUM students, international students, researchers, TUM employees & everyone interested

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Language Center

Contact 
Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 17_International encounters on campus

July 7: Working in Germany – Job perspectives and application tips for international students

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CEST)

Would you like to apply for an internship or a job in Germany? You are interested in information on how to succeed in entering the German labour market? In this webinar you will learn how to be successful with your job applications in Germany. We will look into the most important topics like job searching, application documents and how to convince recruiters in a job interview.

Speaker

  • Anke Graf, TUM G&A – Alumni & Career

Target group
International students & everyone interested

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Claus Schultze-Rhonhof, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 18_Working in Germany

July 7: TUM funding opportunities for international collaboration

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (CEST)

In this session, we will inform about various TUM funding schemes for international collaborations (e.g. seed funds, fellowships), especially about program guidelines, eligible activities, administrative modalities, and best practice examples.

Speakers

  • Dominik Beisser, TUM G&A –  Faculty & Staff Mobility
  • Anna Kohout, TUM IAS
  • Susanne Wahler, TUM IAS
  • Sören Metz, TUM São Paulo

Target group
TUM professors and TUM Junior Fellows

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM IAS, TUM São Paulo

Contact 
Dominik Beisser, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 19_TUM funding opportunities for international collaboration

July 7: EuroTeQ Engineering University – Educating responsible professionals in Europe

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (CEST)

The future holds opportunities and challenges for engineers in Europe: digitalization, climate change and the need for sustainable innovation. But how can we ensure that today’s students and professionals are equipped for the ever changing needs of the European job market and our society? Together with stakeholders from inside and outside the university, we will discuss how the EuroTeQ Engineering University can initiate co-creative processes that ensure the alignment between challenges and skills for a prosperous Europe.

Speakers

  • Prof. Isabelle Reymen, Scientific Director of TU/e Innovation Space, Eindhoven University of Technology (tbc)
  • Klaus Köhler, Head of Personnel Development, Recruiting and Qualification, BMW Group
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General of DG RTD of the European Commission (tbc)

Target group
Whole TUM community, local and European partners & everyone interested

Event type
Keynotes and high-level interactive panel discussion

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Brussels

Contact 
Marita Mau, TUM G&A

Format
Live stream
 

Register here

July 7: TUM Mentoring – Get involved as international researcher

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

Are you a current or former (guest) researcher at TUM and interested in sharing your experience with (PhD) students or postdocs to help them with their career in academia? Or maybe you are interested in finding a mentor yourself to discuss scientific questions and challenges? In this event, we will inform you about the opportunities to get involved in TUM Mentoring for Scientists as mentor or mentee, and we will be happy to answer your questions. In addition, a mentoring tandem from the program will talk about their mentorship, share experiences, and will give advice.

Speakers

  • Isabel Werdin, TUM G&A – Alumni & Career
  • Simone Wenig, TUM G&A – Alumni & Career 
  • Stefanie Bossert, TUM G&A – Welcome Services
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
Researchers at TUM and TUM Research Alumni who would like to participate in mentoring within TUM Mentoring for Scientists and everyone interested

Event type
Information and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Simone Wenig & Isabel Werdin, TUM G&A
Stefanie Bossert, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 21_TUM Mentoring

Thursday

July 8: TUMexchange with the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CEST)

As of winter term 2021/22, TUM students will be invited to apply for study abroad with Tsinghua University’s Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) in the frame of the TUMexchange program, particularly in engineering and informatics. Organized with Tsinghua SIGS, this event will introduce Tsinghua’s campus in the innovation metropolis Shenzhen and will inform about requirements to participate in the TUMexchange program with China’s premier technical university. All interested students and study abroad coordinators are most welcome.

Speakers

  • Anthony Abordo, International Student & Scholar Center, Tsinghua SIGS 
  • Philip Miessner, TUM G&A – Global Engagement 
  • Axel Gumann, TUM G&A – Student Mobility Outgoing
  • Zhenshan Jin, TUM Beijing

Target group
Students and study abroad coordinators & everyone interested

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Beijing

Contact 
Zhenshan Jin, TUM Beijing

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 22_TUMexchange with the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School

July 8: What's new in staff mobility? Opportunities for TUM faculty and staff

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST)

The TUM Global & Alumni Office offers employees of the university administration as well as employees of all faculties various possibilities to finance a professional stay abroad. In this presentation, we would like to draw your attention to the novelties of the upcoming Erasmus+ generation, as well as introduce to you TUM’s new Maximilian Graf Montgelas Program for administrative staff. Benefit from TUM's global network and get to know the new possibilities for your staff mobility.

Speakers

  • Sarah Huber, TUM G&A – Faculty & Staff Mobility
  • Dr. Daniel Holl, TUM G&A – Faculty & Staff Mobility

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Information session

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Sarah Huber, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 23_What's new in staff mobility?

July 8: Coming to TUM – An introduction to exchange opportunities

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (CEST)

This event is aimed at partner universities from around the world and also directly at students who are interested to come to TUM for an exchange. We will introduce requirements and opportunities for a stay abroad at TUM. On top of that we will also introduce you to Munich, as an exchange is about immersing yourself into a new culture and therefore goes beyond the academic aspect.

Speakers

  • TUM G&A  – Student Mobility Incoming team

Target group
TUM partner universities and international students interested in student exchange at TUM & everyone interested

Event type
Information session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 25_Coming to TUM

July 8: Ten years of EuroTech – On the path to a joint EuroTeQ Engineering University

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CEST)

What started as a bilateral partnership back in 2006 has grown into a strong alliance of six leading universities of science and technology. In 2011, the EuroTech Universities Alliance was established with a hub in Brussels. Since then, we have dedicated efforts to research and innovation towards the grand challenges of society and will continue to do so. In 2020, we launched a large-scale project in education: the EuroTeQ Engineering University. This session reviews our success stories, looks at our roadmap ahead, and will give you insights on how to participate and benefit from our lifelong learning endeavour.

Speakers

  • Marita Mau, TUM G&A – Global Engagement
  • Valerie Schegk, TUM Brussels

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Information and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Brussels

Contact 
Valerie Schegk, TUM Brussels

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 26_Ten years of EuroTech

July 8: Making a global impact – Opportunities & challenges in sustainability projects

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. (CEST)

Sustainability: A term that comes up everywhere and a topic that concerns us all. In our panel discussion we choose a hands-on approach and want to talk about the practical implementation of sustainable projects. You will get firsthand insights from students, researchers, and other stakeholders working on the front lines of worldwide sustainability projects. Learn more about their experiences of success but also major challenges in implementing sustainability projects in different regions such as the Global South. Look forward to a divers panel and new interesting insights. Subsequently, we will have time to answer a few questions in a Q&A session. 

Speakers

  • Prof. Juliane Winkelmann, TUM Senior Vice President – International Alliances & Alumni (Welcome remarks)
  • Johannes Winklmaier, Project coordinator TUM SEED Center for Sustainable Energies, Entrepreneurship and Development, Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems, TUM
  • Monja Müller-Spiekenheuer, TUM Alumna, Consultant for sustainable development, (Agroforestry) project manager in South India
  • Prof. Patrick Shulist, Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business, Aalto University 
  • Patrick Bombik, TUM master student – Information Systems; Project manager glassic (Thailand), Enactus München e. V.
  • Isabel Werdin, TUM G&A – Alumni & Career (Presenter)

Target group
Whole TUM community & partners

Event type
Panel discussion and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Angelika Weindel & Sara Basurco, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom webinar
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 27_Making a global impact

July 8: Research projects with North America – Opportunities, challenges, and funding

5:15 – 6:45 p.m. (CEST) | 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. (San Francisco)

North America is home to many world-class universities and research institutions, but there are several challenges when it comes to creating, maintaining and funding collaborative research projects with US and Canadian partners. Our panel of experts will discuss the benefits of such partnerships and how to overcome potential pitfalls, with an emphasis on funding resources. Ask your questions in a Q&A session.

Speakers

  • Jeff Ouimet, TUM San Francisco
  • Jean Saint-Vil, Special Advisor to the Vice-Principal, Government and International Partnerships, McGill University
  • Further speakers tbd

Target group
TUM researchers & everyone interested

Event type
Information and Q&A session

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM San Francisco

Contact 
Jeff Ouimet, TUM San Francisco

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 28_Research projects with North America

July 8: Global online game night

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (CEST) 

Welcome to a special edition of the online game night. This event is an example of the diverse program of the International Campus Life division of the TUM Global & Alumni Office. Join us for Skribble, Codenames, Hanabi, Scattergories or any other games that can be played online. We will meet on Zoom. 

During the event, we will divide into breakout rooms to play various games. You can check the games played in each room in advance. Looking forward to playing with you!

Speakers

  • TUM G&A – International Campus Life team

Target group
Whole TUM community & everyone interested

Event type
Interactive online game night

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A

Contact 
Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
Meeting-ID: 65342736580, Passcode 927321
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 29_Global online game night

Friday

July 9: Fit for studying in Germany – An intercultural workshop

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST)

Does studying at a German university in Munich differ from studying back home? How do some of the differences in communication styles between professors, students, and advisors reflect general German cultural standards and values? In this taster workshop, you deepen your knowledge about Germany and the Germans and also do some self-reflection on how cultures have shaped and influenced your life so far. You learn strategies to master intercultural challenges competently and find out about tools to deal with culture shock or “culture blues”. This can help you make the most out of your time here at TUM.

Speakers

  • Birgit Nierhoff-King, TUM Language Center

Target group
Recommended for international students interested in studying at TUM in the future (max. 25 participants)

Event type
Intercultural workshop

Language
English

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Language Center

Contact 
Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 30_Fit for studying in Germany

July 9: How are things done elsewhere? Compare and share – An intercultural workshop

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (CEST)

In this taster workshop for slightly advanced interculturalists, you will find out how you can apply intercultural theory and techniques to analyze and understand experiences that may still be on your mind from your exchange program or other situations. We will reflect on our own cultural identities and contemplate the phenomenon of “reverse culture shock”. This will be a further step towards a deeper understanding of intercultural considerations and towards building an extended repertoire of coping strategies. 

Speakers

  • Birgit Nierhoff-King, TUM Language Center

Target group
Recommended for students and employees of TUM who have returned from a stay abroad (max. 25 participants)

Event type
Intercultural workshop

Language
German

Organization
TUM G&A, TUM Language Center

Contact 
Thomas Bergmann, TUM G&A

Format
Zoom meeting
 

Register here

Please select event nr. 31_How are things done elsewhere?