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07.05.2019 – 15:22

Technische Universität München

CEU and TUM sign cooperation agreement


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CEU and TUM sign cooperation agreement

Far reaching academic partnership conditional on CEU's ability to continue granting US academic degrees in Hungary

Led by President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, a delegation from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) visited the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest today. President Herrmann and CEU Rector Michael Ignatieff signed an agreement on the cooperation between the two universities. The far reaching academic partnership is conditional on CEU's ability to continue granting US academic degrees in Hungary.

The agreement covers TUM faculty positions in three transnational dual appointments with CEU in Budapest in the field of politics, technology and society. Academic curricular activities will include joint seminars, workshops, summer schools, as well as course-based programs potentially leading to joint certificates and/or degrees accredited in Germany and the USA. Students, faculty and staff members will have exchange opportunities.

The parties understand that the offer of the Bavarian government to support TUM's engagement in Budapest is conditional on the ability of CEU to operate freely as a US degree granting institution in Hungary. In this light both parties call on the Hungarian government to provide CEU with the legal guarantees that would make it possible to inaugurate this new chapter in Hungarian and Bavarian academic and scientific cooperation.

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe's leading research
universities, with around 550 professors, 41,000 students, and 10,000 academic
and non-academic staff. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural
sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economic and social
sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and
creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in
science and industry. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in
Singapore as well as offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco,
and São Paulo. Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von
Linde, and Rudolf Mößbauer have done research at TUM. In 2006 and 2012 it won
recognition as a German "Excellence University." In international rankings, TUM
regularly places among the best universities in Germany.
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