Leadership Meeting of CEU and TUM

Long-term cooperation combining the strengths of CEU Budapest and TUM in politics, technology and society

The leadership of the two universities met for two days in Munich to discuss intensively about creating a long-term cooperation framework in the joint areas of politics, technology and society. Collaborative activities shall include new faculty appointments, study programs, joint research, and training professionals for the future.

Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of CEU emphasized “TUM is an extremely promising partner for CEU because of its acknowledged world leadership in engineering science and technology and its strong desire to build and expand expertise in the humanities and social sciences. Based on the joint expertise of the two institutions future joint programs are going to look into the political, societal and ethical challenges and opportunities of new technologies.”

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann said “CEU is a distinguished institution in humanities and social sciences, and we are therefore exploring long-term collaboration that would include the establishment of TUM-CEU faculty positions in Budapest, degree programs, in a unique and unprecedented combination.” He added that “It enhances our vision of human-centered engineering.”

Both parties will meet again in Budapest on May 7 to conclude the discussions and sign a bilateral agreement on the future cooperation.


This news was released by TUM Corporate Communications Center

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