The German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia (TUM Asia) was set up in 2002 in Singapore as a full subsidiary of Technische Universität München (TUM). As the first German academic venture abroad ever, 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 as well as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Through its pioneering collaboration with Singapore’s leading universities, TUM has paved the way for the globalization of German universities.

Through its subsidiary TUM Asia TUM runs joint Master Programmes in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) for Singaporean as well as international students. Currently TUM Asia offers five attractive and application oriented Master programmes: M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry (with NUS), M.Sc. Integrated Circuit Design, M.Sc. Microelectronics and M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering (all with NTU), and M.Sc. Transport & Logistics (Tum only).

TUM Asia has also been collaborating with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore’s newest university, since 2010 to offer two Bachelor’s programs: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. More than one thousand students had passed through TUM Asia’s doors by 2015. Many of these highly qualified graduates currently work in top research institutes and companies across the globe.

TUM ForTe coordinates all activities between TUM and TUM Asia and is the point of contact for all inquiries relating to this topic.