The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has launched an Africa initiative. In addition to collaboration in individual projects, in the future long-term partnerships in the key areas teaching, research and entrepreneurship will be actively promoted, with the efforts coordinated at TUM in a cross-faculty Africa network. The objective is to work together with partners on location using new methods and adapted technologies to set examples in terms of promoting the sustainable development of the continent. One initial focus area is Ghana, where TUM is actively involved in the university KNUST. Shortly before the EU-Africa summit, TUM presented its initiative to the public at the inaugural symposium "Sustainable Development in Africa".