Georgetown University and the Technical University of Munich renewed their Memorandum of Understanding

Georgetown University and the Technical University of Munich recently renewed their Memorandum of Understanding between the two Universities for an additional five years. ┬áThis agreement formalizes the parties’ commitment to collaborate in various activities with a particular focus on the field of neuroengineering (including the Center for Neuroengineering), including facilitating student and doctoral candidate mobility, developing joint or dual-degree programs, exchanging faculty and research scholars, hosting joint research and meetings, and an annual summer school.


The signing occurred in Munich on October 6, 2023 and was attended by Spiros Dimolitsas, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer, and Josef Rauschecker, PhD, DSc, Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Center for Neuroengineering, for Georgetown University, and by Juliane Winkelmann, MD, Senior Vice President, International Alliances and Alumni, and Gordon Cheng, PhD, Chair of Cognitive Science, for the Technical University of Munich.

At the signing Dr. Cheng noted that “Brain health is significant to us all, and we are delighted to have Georgetown University’s Center for Neuroengineering as a partner in advancing technology in this area.”

Georgetown University and the Technical University of Munich have a multi-year history of cooperation and collaboration (funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)), furthering the educational and research missions of both organizations.”