Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the most research-intensive technical universities in Europe, with around 600 professors, over 45,000 students and over 10,000 employees. More information about TUM under TUM at a glance.

Its focus is on engineering, natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, linked with economics and social sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talent and creates added value for society. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in Singapore and liaison offices in Brussels, Mumbai, Beijing, San Francisco and São Paulo. More about the international profile of TUM here.

TUM has already been named a university of excellence three times (2006, 2012 and 2019). In international rankings, it regularly ranks among the best universities in Germany. (TUM in Rankings).

The Liaison Office for Latin America in São Paulo supports TUM in international network activities and supports the expansion of research collaborations, advises scientists on cooperation and funding opportunities, and recruits young scientists from the region to TUM.

TUM has already been intensively linked with Brazil for many years through partnership agreements: The TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering concluded the first double-degree agreement in Latin America with the Escola Politécnica of the Universidade de São Paulo.

The close partnership between TUM and UNESP is reflected in the cooperation on bioeconomy in an international research alliance (Global Bioeconomy Alliance) together with the University of Queensland. The AmazonFACE project in the Amazon is carried out together with colleagues from INPA and UNICAMP.

Topics of joint research projects can also be found in biotechnology and biodiversity, sustainable land use, geotechnics, physics, automotive engineering and aerospace.


Sören Artur Metz

Senior Regional Manager (Latin America) / TUM São Paulo – Liaison Office para América Latina