TUM has made remarkable strides in Engineering and Technology over the years since its inception in 1948. It has been known to be the backbone of Engineering and Technology for ages. Today 1st February 2023, TUM avails yet another important milestone in technology as it is set to be the first university in East Africa to plan to host a car assembling plant. This opportunity has been realized through the signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) between TUM and two Korean institutions namely; Gyeonggi University of Science and Technology (GTEC) and CEVO Mobility a Korean company that manufactures electric cars.
This partnership entails, student and staff exchange program for both TUM and GTEC. Where they will be exposed to a different learning environment and real-time technology at CEVO – Mobility. The collaboration seeks to explore other areas of interest like the blue economy and renewable energy which have been TUM’s research focal points.
Speaking during the signing of the MOU ceremony Prof. Gichangi said “I am delighted that our students will be participating in every stage of CEVO car assembling. Consequently, we will be advancing in our technology through modernization of our equipment.”
The Korean delegation consisted of Mr. Wan-chae Jeong – (GTEC), Park Youngtae – President CEVO Mobility, Mr. Scarlet Min – Managing Director - CEVO Mobility, Mr. Karuri Kagai- Source Africa and Chetan Jamnadas of Source Africa. While TUM were presented by the University top management led by prof. Gichangi.