On November 22, “TUM (Technical University of Munich) Day” was held at Beihang University. A delegation of seven people visited Beihang and participated in the event, including TUM Vice President Juliane Winkelmann, Managing Director of TUM-Asia Markus Waechter. Beihang Vice President Huang Haijun and relative representatives from different schools and departments also attended the event.
TUM Day @ Beihang University is comprised by several activities like the university-level talk, signing ceremony of cooperation agreement on the disciplines of aeronautics and astronautics, opening ceremony of Beihang-TUM office, and TUM lecture.
TUM Day @ Beihang University
On the morning of November 22, Vice President Huang Haijun met with the delegation in the New Main Building. The two sides looked back the results achieved since they established the university-level cooperation in 2007, and then friendly talked about the current situation and future plans. During the talks, the two sides exchanged views and reached consensus on deepening existing cooperation, strengthening cooperation in relevant disciplines such as aerospace, establishing educational cooperation projects and carrying out in-depth scientific research cooperation.
After the talk, the opening ceremony of TUM Day @ Beihang University was held in the conference center of New Main Building. Li Deyu, Director of International Division, hosted the event. Vice President Huang Haijun and Vice President Juliane Winkelmann gave the speeches respectively on behalf of the two universities. They reviewed the past cooperation and expressed expectations to deep the cooperation in the future.
Then, they signed the Beihang-TUM Cooperation Agreement on Aeronautics and Astronautics, according to which the two universities will strengthen their in-depth education and scientific research cooperation in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, and will establish the joint cultivation program for doctoral students. After that, they unveiled the nameplate of Beihang-TUM Link Office, which plays an important role in promoting the comprehensive and deep cooperation between the two.
Vice President Huang Haijun and Vice President Juliane Winkelmann signed Beihang-TUM Cooperation Agreement on Aeronautics and Astronautics
Unveiling the nameplate of Beihang-TUM Link Office
After the opening ceremony, Professor Zhang Shuguang from the School of Transportation Science and Engineering of Beihang University and Professor Holtzfeller from TUM jointly made an academic report titled “Urban Air Transportation: International Scientific Research Cooperation Facing Global Challenges”, which won widespread praise from teachers and students attending the event.
In the afternoon, the Alumni Forum of TUM kicked off with three outstanding Chinese alumni from different professions sharing their learning experiences in TUM. They also provided valuable experience for students about career development and planning.
In the evening, the alumni reception of TUM was held at Vision Hotel. President Xu Huibin attended the event and delivered a speech.
Three Chinese alumni from different professions shared their learning experiences in TUM
Founded in 1868, Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a world-class research university located in Munich, the capital of German. It currently has 10,103 staff members (including 548 professors) and 41,500 students (9,149 postgraduates included). TUM has 17 Nobel Prize winners and 18 Leibniz Prize winners. It ranks 61st according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. TMU now is a strategic partner of Beihang. Since the university-level cooperation was established, the two universities have carried out fruitful scientific research and talent straining cooperation in aviation, electronics, machinery, physics and other disciplines. More than one hundred doctoral and exchange students have been cultivated by the two universities jointly.
Reported by Zhou Mi
Photographed by Di Bailu, Sun He, Wang Zhen
Reviewed by Li Deyu
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zhao Yue