German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia (GIST - TUM Asia) is a subsidiary of Technische Universität München (TUM) in Singapore and the first German academic venture abroad. Through its groundbreaking collaboration with Singapore's two leading universities, TUM, Germany has pioneered globalization of German universities by creating GIST - TUM Asia in partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).


is active in the management of postgraduate education, executive training and contract research. Through joint programs with NUS and NTU, GIST-TUM Asia bridges academic education, industry and research to qualify young professionals for technology oriented leadership roles in a competitive global economy.


Academic Excellence

GIST-TUM Asia leverages on the highest academic standards to equip its students with the skills and training necessary to overcome the toughest challenges of the industry. All applicants undergo rigorous screening by the Programme Management Committee after which GIST-TUM Asia welcomes successful candidates for an eighteen-month accelerated program of scientific training, practical research and cultural enrichment.



German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia Pte. Ltd.

10 Central Exchange Green 

#03-01, Pixel Building 

Singapore 138649

Tel: (+65) 6777 7407

Fax: (+65) 6777 7236

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The Vietnamese-German University (VGU), which had its official opening celebrations on the 10th September 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City, is a Vietnamese state university. In its academic and administrative structures it follows the German model and standards. This takes place in close collaboration with well-known German universities, including TU Darmstadt. In February 2009, they organized themselves into the “VGU Consortium” which will provide long term support to VGU. Over the next few years, there will be a joint effort to develop and offer a comprehensive catalogue of courses and programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.


German-Quality Studies in Vietnam
While being established, all courses at VGU are imported from its German partner Universities and are primarily taught by German professors. At the end of the course, all Graduates will receive their diploma from the German partner university. The teaching language at VGU is English. All students have the chance to learn German while doing their main subject. Furthermore, VGU sees itself as a "Gateway to the German University System": VGU students have the chance to study at a German university for a single semester or to continue their studies in Germany after graduation. VGU is now offering four Masters programs and one Bachelor program.


VGU as Research University
From the beginning, VGU aims to integrate research into the university. The teaching and research programs will develop closely together. Being attractive as a research centre is requisite to attracting excellent scientists to VGU. These, in turn, are required for teaching to be delivered on the current state of knowledge.</div><div>Additionally, the "integration of research and academics" is one of the main characteristics of German universities and therefore becomes an expression of the German quality of VGU. This connection between research and teaching is at its best in the Masters and PhD programs. For this reason, VGU currently focuses on starting the Masters programs. All of them have strong research components and co-operate with existing Vietnamese research institutes.


The key areas of research will be:

• Energy,

• Traffic, Transport, Logistics

• Water

• Resources &amp; Environment

• Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

Vietnamese-German University
6 Linh Trung Ward,
Thu Duc District
Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 8 3725 1901
Fax: +84 8 3725 1903






UKM Mercator Office: Cooperation between University of Duisburg-Essen and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
UKM Mercator Office has been officiated by His Excellency Mr. Juergen Staks, Ambassador, Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany on 5 November 2002. The opening of this office &amp; laboratory officially marked a start of an international collaboration between University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE, formerly known as Gerhard Mercator Universitat Duisburg) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Setting up of UKM Mercator Office was funded by Stiftung Mercator GmbH Essen.


Set-up of German-Asian network, as a basis for joint research and double-degree programs, because the partners show special excellence for this co-operation.UDE has established the study program ISE - International Studies in Engineering in 2001 as a platform for attracting engineering students from overseas; ISE offers 6 Bachelor and 8 Master degree courses in a wide range of subjects, in which around 1,000 students are enrolled; study plans of ISE are used as basis for Double Degree program.

UKM is appointed by Malaysian government as Research University. Based on its former merits, additional funds and research centres are allocated to UKM. By that, UKM as “national university” combines cultural heritage with up-to-date research in many fields, especially in engineering.</div><div>Both partners joined forces to develop a joint educational offer, reaching from Bachelor to PhD, following the German traditions of engineering education, especially by integrating teaching and research and co-operation with industry, locally and globally. Co-operations with industry complement the academic research: Projects with Proton and HRB-HICOM, Malaysia (jointly executed with UDE &amp; UKM) and companies in environmental sciences and waste management prove attractiveness of the approach.


to promote long term partnership and cultural understanding of Southeast Asia, to transfer principles of German engineering education structures and objectives of German culture, to pave a gateway for students and lecturers from Malaysia to Germany as well as for Germany to Malaysia. Till now, the partners UDE and UKM offer all study programs and perform all joint research with Mercator Office as platform. In order to stabilise and allow extended operation of Mercator Office, it is planned to transform Mercator Office into a Sdn. Bhd. (Ltd. Company) in near future.


2001: Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation between UDE and UKM in general as well as on Double Degree program and student exchange (developing 4 Bachelor degree courses in civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering)

2002: Opening of Mercator Office &amp; Multimedia Lab 

2004: Decisions of Faculty of Engineering and Senate of UKM to launch joint Double Degree program

2005: Approval of Double Degree program by Ministry for Higher Education (MoHE) Malaysia

2006: EACTS Project under Asia-Link (2006 – 2008)

2010: Opening of the UKM-International Office at UDE Recently, DAAD granted establishment of a joint postgraduate school between UKM and UDE for joint PhD/Dr.-Ing., partly based on ISE-Master. The postgraduate school complements the Double Degree Bachelor which is already in operation for years. Now, the full range of German based engineering education - from Bachelor to Dr.-Ing. – is implemented in co-operation with UKM and so available in Malaysia, for Malaysians and any interested students from neighbouring countries.



Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
43600, UKM Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel. +60 3 8921 6191
Fax.+60 3 8925 6629

Web: http://mercator.eng.ukm.m