Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich

Continente: Europe

Country: Germany

Address: Arcisstraße 21, Munich, D-80333, Germany

Web Site: www.tum.de



About Technical University of Munich:

The Technical University of Munich was originally known as the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich when it was founded in 1868. Specialising in the natural sciences, several inventors have studied at the institution, including Carl von Linde, who invented the refrigerator, and Rudolf Diesel, who conceived the diesel engine. In addition, 13 of the university’s professors or alumni have been made Nobel laureates since 1927. The most recent recipients include Gerhard Ertl, a former lecturer at the institution who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2007, and alumnus Wolfgang Ketterle, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. In 2014, 165 inventions were made by scientists at the university, while in 2015, 69 patents were submitted. The institution is also home to five Humboldt professors – academics who are internationally recognised in their field – while 18 Leibniz prizes gave been awarded to its scientists since 1987. The university has more than 400 buildings across three campuses in the state of Bavaria: Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. The institution is spilt into 13 departments, and also has an Olympic park and university hospitals. In 2002 it opened a campus in Singapore called the German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia. It includes master’s degrees and training programmes for professionals. In 2006 the university launched a new institutional strategy, positioning itself as “The Entrepreneurial University”. More than 800 start-ups have been developed by students and staff at the institution. Its mission statement is: “We invest in talents. Recognition is our return.” Wolfgang Hermann, who became president of the institution in 1995, is the longest-serving leader of a German university.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 106 104 103 90 84 84 89 96 92 97 86 87

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 71 53 82 103 31 75 83 76 76 85 78
Engineering - 95 84 108 94 83 94 97 108 120 103 112
Life Sciences - 95 100 75 64 73 90 86 86 87 75 76
Clinical Medicine - 111 124 95 89 93 107 115 111 104 95 91
Natural Sciences - 74 77 73 67 69 81 84 88 90 86 80
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 25 31 21 26 32 38 40 36
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 138 140 105 118 114 155 137 124 140
Chemistry - - - 46 49 43 42 52 68 73 71 75
Civil Engineering - - - 176 134 110 129 196 200 205 190 191
Computer Science - - - 80 72 59 53 58 48 82 53 58
Electrical Engineering - - - 96 69 52 67 59 66 92 81 83
Environment / Ecology - - - - 148 151 132 152 141 110 112 113
Geosciences - - - 177 205 248 185 226 244 273 262 194
Materials Science - - - 115 111 102 129 113 127 127 113 130
Mathematics - - - 138 124 87 99 98 91 86 50 56
Mechanical Engineering - - - 91 118 76 64 68 55 49 37 45
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 180 184 189 225 207 231 274
Physics - - - 85 66 73 104 98 79 97 88 91
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 106 103 110 118 80 97 87 76