Technical University of Munich has a new Liaison Officer in the US

Tim Bombosch © TUM San Francisco

Tim Bombosch is located in San Francisco and joined TUM on May 22, 2023.

TUM has a new Liaison Officer at their San Francisco location! Tim Bombosch started his career in academia and subsequently worked in technical communications, management consulting, and higher education program management. As Senior Regional Manager North America and Liaison Officer of TUM San Francisco, he will be working with TUM’s academic and institutional partners in the U.S. and Canada, as well as with our alumni network.

The interview was conducted by TUM, not the DWIH New York.

Welcome to TUM, Tim! What excites you most about the role of TUM San Francisco Liaison Officer?
I’m excited to contribute to TUM’s academic mission and to be a part of its entrepreneurial spirit. Having studied, lived, and worked for over 30 years in Silicon Valley, I believe that universities incubate the future.

We are committed to promoting innovative partnerships in North America that create meaningful change and build bridges between people, institutions, and cultures. This vision makes it easy for me to get up every day and be grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of TUM and our partners.

What do you see as the biggest challenge in this new role?
TUM is a big, complex, and exciting university! North American educational systems are very different from Germany’s. Much of my work will be to understand TUM’s remarkable range of scholarship and teaching and to represent it effectively to existing and potential partners.

I feel well supported by the international team at TUM, by my colleagues in the other global Liaison Offices and by my peers in San Francisco. These include the German Center for Research and Innovation San Francisco, German Academic Exchange Service, the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and the German Consulate General of San Francisco. I also trust that our North American communities’ academic mission and commitment to making a difference in the world will create an openness to sharing our vision with each other.

What motivates you most in your work?
I believe, passionately, in the power of knowledge. It is my mission to promote its responsible creation, communication, and learning. I feel privileged to be a part of TUM’s mission to promote the scholarship and talent needed to face the future’s opportunities and challenges.

What do you enjoy in your free time?
I love spending time with my family. We never tire of exploring California and the world, hiking, going to museums, as well as attending concerts, the opera, and plays. We love sitting in our yard surrounded by flowers, birds, and wildlife – at least until the afternoon fog chases us back inside. Then we like listening to music and watching movies as the day winds down. I am a news junkie and read widely – fiction, history, politics are my favorite subjects.