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TUM's international locations

TUM feels at home all over the world. It has offices and re­search centers on several con­tinents: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. It initiates coope­rative research pro­jects and exchanges with scholars and students. As the first German uni­versity in 2002, it opened its own campus abroad: TUM Asia in Singapore.

The Skyline of Singapore.
Singapore is one of the most dynamic cities in Southeast Asia and TUM’s first overseas campus.Image: iStock

The first campus of a German university abroad was founded in 2002 in Singapore: The German Insti­tute of Science and Tech­nology (GIST) - TUM Asia Pte. Ltd. - a wholly-owned subsi­­diary of TUM. GIST works closely with leading uni­ver­sities and companies in the region. Students from Asia, the U.S. and Europe come to GIST to study en­gineer­ing. Its appeal is its strong focus on man­age­ment skills, which best pre­pares them for a career in business. TUM Asia

Strategic importance: In Brussels, TUM is committed to international scientific-political goals.
Strategic importance: In Brussels, TUM is committed to international scientific-political goals.Image: Eckert

European Alliance: TUM is a found­ing member of the EuroTech Uni­ver­sities Alliance based in Brussels, a strategic partner­ship of four of Europe's leading tech­nical uni­ver­sities: EPFL (Lausanne), Technical University of Denmark, TU Eindhoven & TUM. These four combine research excellence, tech­nological know-how and an entre­pre­neurial cul­ture. To­gether, they articulate an increasingly strong and clear voice within the changing research, in­novation and higher education land­scape in Europe and beyond. EuroTech Universities

The center of Chinese civilization: The forbidden city in Peking.
The center of Chinese civilization: The forbidden city in Peking.Image: Fotolia

In the Middle Kingdom, TUM has deepened and main­tained relations with its Chinese partner uni­versities and companies. Since 2006, TUM is re­pres­ented in the People's Republic of China. Together with Tongji Uni­versity, TUM offers a double degree in elec­trical engin­eering and infor­mation tech­nology. In 2009, TUM and Peking University agreed to commit to the exchange of students, researchers and administrative staff. The Liaison Office TUM.China has enrolled prom­ising Chinese students in Munich. Contact Beijing

Cairo from above.
The river Nile in the middle of Cairo - the birthplace of the Egyptian civilization.Image: iStockphoto/Ugurhan Betin

TUM expan­ded its worldwide net­work to the Middle East and North Africa with the opening of its "TUM.Cairo" office im 2012, 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. More­over, it seeks to attract talen­ted students and re­searchers for TUM. The office is colloc­ated with other leading insti­tutions at the German Science Centre (DWZ) in Cairo, Egypt. More Cairo

Sao Paulo at night.
Sao Paulo at night: Many German companies have set up branches in the region.Image: Knepper

To keep its finger on the pulse of Latin America, TUM has begun to oper­ate the Liaison Office in Sao Paulo since 2012. The Brazilian loc­ation aims to at­tract top scientists and out­­stand­ing students for TUM. From here, TUM also forges re­­search partner­­ships with uni­­versities and companies across the entire con­tinent, as Brazil is cur­rently exper­­iencing an economic and scientific boom. TUM’s office is lo­cated at the German House for Research and Innov­­ation (DWIH). Contact São Paulo

The "Gateway to India" on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Mumbai.
The "Gateway to India" on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Mumbai. For TUM, Mumbai is the gateway to the subcontinent.Image: Fotolia

In the Indian city of Mumbai, TUM offers a first contact point for stu­dents, who want obtain a PhD or a master’s degree in Munich. Some of the leading tech­nology pro­viders in the global market place are based in India. To increase its presence in the enorm­ous Indian market, in late 2011, TUM opened its own office in Mumbai. Contact Mumbai

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
San Francisco: Home to TUM's Liaison Office in the US.Image: f11photo/Fotolia

In the imme­diate vicin­ity to Silicon Valley, TUM opened its North American liaison office. It accom­panies partner­ships and cooper­ative projects in the US and contrib­utes to the recruit­ment of excellent students and research­ers. As an infor­mation hub, the office monitors develop­ments in science and education in North America. Contact San Francisco

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Four blue flags of TUM flying in the wind.
The blue flags of TUM: The university was founded in Munich in 1868.Image: Astrid Eckert