With the opening of its "TUM.Cairo" office, the Technische Universität München (TUM) expands its worldwide network to the Middle East and North Africa. The TUM.Cairo office is a hub for networking and mutual knowledge transfer between one of Europe's top universities and its partners in the region. It is collocated with other leading institutions at the German Science Centre (DWZ) in Cairo, Egypt.
In opening TUM.Cairo, the TU München is building on long-standing regional collaborations in research, education, entrepreneurial ventures, and engineering. TUM's strategy calls for innovative approaches to major societal challenges that transcend boundaries of all kinds — such as energy, infrastructure, natural resources and nutrition, topics that are among the prime prospects for cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa. Key missions here include facilitating research and industrial collaborations, recruiting top students and doctoral candidates, and cultivating a dynamic alumni network.
The opening of the Cairo office also advances a strategic program of internationalization that won renewed recognition and support earlier this year through the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. The university's global presence includes offices in Boston (USA), Beijing (People's Republic of China), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mumbai (India), and Brussels (Belgium). The first research campus ever established by a German university abroad — the German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), founded in 2002 in Singapore — celebrates its tenth anniversary this week.