German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia Pte Ltd.
German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia (TUM Asia) commenced operations in Singapore in 2002 as an affiliate of the Technische Universität München (TUM, Technical University of Munich). As the first German academic venture abroad, TUM Asia is supported by the Singapore Government through the Economic Development Board (EDB), and by the German Government through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Through its groundbreaking collaboration with Singapore's two leading universities, TUM has pioneered globalization of German universities with the presence of TUM Asia in partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offering post graduate programmes.
In a holistic take towards the education offerings here in Singapore, TUM Asia partnered Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2009, offering graduate programmes to local Polytechnic and A'level students. Together with all its prestigious Singaporean partners, TUM Asia now serves as a one stop faciity for higher education needs.
From the graduate programmes to postgraduate, PhD and-or applied research programmes, TUM Asia produces highly qualified graduates that are relevant to the industry for technology oriented leadership roles in the current global economy.
TUM – The Entrepreneurial University
Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and has retained its status since, cementing its commitment to academic excellence. In the international Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), TUM was rated the number one German university both in 2011 and 2012.
As one of the most innovative institutions of higher education in Germany, TUM is dedicated to generating and communicating highly specialised research and to providing excellent academic education. TUM has three major locations in Bavaria: Munich • Garching • Freising-Weihenstephan. TUM also has an international footprint – with campuses and offices on three continents.
At present, TUM offers 156 different academic programmes, spanning 13 faculties with 478 professors, 32000 students and over 9000 staff members. TUM has institutionalised links to 160 foreign partner universities all over the world and is steadily extending international exchange of students, teaching staff and ideas.
As Germany's most regarded technical university (World Reputation Ranking of Times Higher Education UK), TUM enjoys a significant number of industry partnerships. A recent initiative " TUM Partners of Excellence" highlighted 13 companies who have established significant partnerships with TUM, many of which are industry-leading companies with global footprints. Through research co-operation and a resource pipeline of graduates, TUM continues to contribute considerably to the global success of some of Germany's most important companies.