Inaugurated in 2002, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Asia was established in Singapore under the Global Schoolhouse Initiative by the Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore to develop its reputation as a hub of education excellence, attracting both local and international students. First among German universities to venture abroad, more than xx international students applied and eventually accepted in its first joint Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry programme. Students were able to glean from the twin perspectives from Singapore and Germany and benefit from the wealth of knowledge from lectures delivered by Nobel Laureates.
“Being the first batch of NUS-TUM Industrial Chemistry program then, it was exciting and prestigious to have been chosen among the many that applied and all of us received generous sponsorship from German companies that went on to provide us with a wonderful internship experience in Germany. The program was holistic as it covers a wide range of topics from chemistry, business management and entrepreneurial skills and we were kept on our toes all the time with the assessments and presentations. We even had the privilege to attend lectures by Nobel Laureates. The best memories I had were the weekend getaways with my classmates in Germany, we would catch a bahn (train) to explore the different cities and capture these memories on camera. Till this day, I am still in touch with many of my classmates via Facebook as they are located all over the world.”
Tan Wei Ling
Industrial Chemistry (Pioneer Cohort)