As one of Europe’s leading universities Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with outstanding teaching opportunities for students. TUM’s unique subject portfolio includes engineering, natural sciences, medicine and life sciences, along with a School of Management and a School of Education and forms the basis for a wide range of interdisciplinary activities. Ranked on the eleventh place globally for employability of its students in a 2015 survey TUM aims to create lasting value for its students and society through excellence in education and research, active support of diverse talents, and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. 13 TUM departments are home to over 39,000 students of which about 8,000 come from abroad, creating a multicultural and inspiring international atmosphere. After completing their studies, most alumni retain links with their alma mater and make use of the international TUM network which connects students and alumni, professors and sponsors. TUM alumni are in the managing and supervisory boards of top-ranking German industrial enterprises.
Based in the Munich Metropolitan Region, one of the leading science and economic areas in Europe, TUM exerts strong influence on regional scientific development. It cooperates with prominent research institutes, including the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Helmholtz Association. Every year, TUM signs more than 1,000 research agreements with partners in both the scientific and business communities.
Internationally, TUM is connected to an expansive network of partner universities, engaging in student exchange as well as research. TUM’s international network also comprises liaison offices on four continents and TUM Asia in Singapore, the first overseas campus established by a German university. In India, TUM has maintained partnerships with some of the most prestigious universities since 2001. Recognizing the growing importance of the Indian subcontinent in Research and Education, TUM established a representation in India in 2011, offering a first contact point for students who want to obtain a PhD or a Master’s degree in Munich and networking with Indian higher education institutions. Currently, more than 500 Indian students are studying at TUM, making them one of the largest and fastest growing groups of international students at TUM.
To further raise the visibility of TUM and to intensify the collaboration with Indian partners, a new office was established in November 2014. The office is located in the premises of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai. The main goal of TUM.Mumbai is consulting and recruiting outstanding scientists and students and expanding collaborations with Indian universities and companies. Intensifying alumni relations is another important task of the liaison office.