For over 20 years the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has maintained a home base in Singapore, the TUM ASIA campus. In the interest of expanding the already excellent relationship, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat visited the TUM main campus in Munich as well as the TUM Garching campus. In the context of the TUM Entrepreneurship Days, Heng learned more about start-up activities at TUM, the TUM Venture Labs innovation ecosystem and the university's close partnerships with the business sector.
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann said: "For several decades a close and friendly relationship has linked us with Singapore. We highly appreciate the support of the Singaporean government. TUM ASIA is a true success story, not only in terms of student education, with over 2300 graduates to date, but also in terms of research and innovation. The TUM CREATE research platform at our Singapore campus investigates electro-mobility topics, autonomous transport systems and alternative methods for producing food protein sources in metropolitan regions."
The TUM ASIA campus in Singapore is the first branch of any German university in a foreign country. TUM ASIA offers students Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in fields such as Aerospace and Aviation, Industrial Chemistry and Green Microelectronics. The campus also maintains a number of bilateral university partnerships, covering among other things student exchange with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).