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SIGS, TUM sign MOU to establish joint operations in Shenzhen

On April 10th, Thomas F. Hofmann, the President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), led a delegation to visit Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS). Ouyang Zheng, the Dean of SIGS, and other members of the school leadership met with the delegation and conducted a discussion.

SIGS Dean Ouyang Zheng delivers welcoming remarks

Ouyang Zheng expressed a warm welcome to the arrival of Thomas F. Hofmann and his delegation and introduced the history of cooperation between Tsinghua University and Shenzhen as well as the development journey of SIGS. He emphasized that SIGS aims to attract more motivated and enterprising young students, leveraging the industrial advantages of Shenzhen to actively respond to global challenges. He pointed out that Shenzhen and Munich are cities of significant global economic importance, expressing his hope that SIGS and TUM could jointly establish training programs to contribute to global economic development and the welfare of the society.

TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann delivers remarks

Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized in his speech that both parties share the same educational philosophy in promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation. He praised SIGS for its rich interdisciplinary faculty team and expressed the hope that both parties could actively encourage exchanges in student training and institutional cooperation, pushing forward their long-term interaction to a new level.

During the meeting, representatives from both sides discussed the current situations and future opportunities for cooperation, sharing their visions in academic research, technology innovation and transfer, new technologies for education, and new types of training programs.

Signing ceremony for MOU between SIGS and TUM

Ouyang Zheng and Thomas F. Hofmann signed a MOU on behalf of both parties, agreeing to strengthen the cooperation between SIGS and TUM in the future, with a focus on addressing global challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, and human health and well-being.

Along with this event, the TUM delegation visited the SIGS campus, the Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen as well as local enterprises such as Shokz, Mindray, and Tencent.

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the top universities in natural science and engineering in Germany. In October 2020, Tsinghua University and TUM established a flagship partnership, further consolidating the exchange and cooperation between SIGS and TUM. To build a Sino-German cooperation platform in Shenzhen, both parties have cooperated in areas such as degree programs, scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship training, staff training, and student exchange programs.