Technische Universität München (TUM)
Opening of TUM Mumbai Office at IGCC
In November 2014, the Technische Universität München (TUM) established a new liaison office in India 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 for TUM and expanding research collaborations with Indian universities and the industry.
As one of Europe’s leading universities 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. Thus, there is a solid scientific basis for a wide range of interdisciplinary activities. Ranked among the top ten institutions for employability of its students in the Global Employability University Ranking 2014, 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 37,000 students of which about 7,000 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.
In 2006, TUM together with eight other universities was awarded an elite status by the German Excellence Initiative for its outstanding academic and scientific performance as well as its innovative and international institutional strategy. Organized by the German federal and state governments, the Excellence Initiative aims to promote top-level research and to strengthen Germany’s scientific landscape.
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. TUM is proud to have German multinationals such as Audi, BMW, Bosch, Clariant, EADS, Evonik, Herrenknecht, Linde, MAN, RWE, SGL CARBON, Siemens, Süd-Chemie and Wacker Chemie as Partners of Excellence.
Internationally, TUM is connected to an expansive network of partner universities, engaging in student exchange as well as research. TUM’s international network comprises liaison offices on four continents in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai and São Paulo as well as TUM Asia in Singapore, the first overseas campus established by a German university. TUM’s expansion of global presence is part of the TUM.Global initiative, a core piece of TUM’s institutional strategy.
In India, TUM has maintained partnerships with some of the most prestigious universities including the Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi, Bombay and Chennai as well as the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore since 2001 and is a member of the German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi (DWIH). Recognizing the growing importance of the Indian subcontinent in Research and Education, TUM established a representation in India in 2011, offering a 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 India: TUM.Mumbai is run by Liaison Officer Hanna Kriebel. Before joining TUM in November 2014 Ms. Kriebel worked for the Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation (BayIND) and Hof University of Applied Sciences. As a project manager she was responsible for the implementation of joint mechanical engineering degree courses with India. Ms. Kriebel holds a M.A. in History and Political Science from Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg. Her focus being on International Relations, she also studied at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva. As half Indian with family ties in Mumbai, Ms. Kriebel is well acquainted with the Indian culture and lifestyle.
To actively promote TUM in India and attract Indian scientists to Munich, Ms. Kriebel participates in major higher education fairs and research conferences and organizes TUM events. She assists TUM professors and researchers in establishing and intensifying cooperation with the Indian partner universities and prestigious Indian research institutes. Furthermore, she develops ties with companies to facilitate research agreements with industry that feed research results into market-oriented innovation processes.