Technical University of Munich


Continente:
Europe
Country:
Germany Germany
Address:
Arcisstraße 21, Munich, D-80333, Germany
Web Site:
www.tum.de
Technical University of Munich


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 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 106 104 103 90 84 84 89 96 92 97 86 87 85 82 94

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 71 53 82 103 31 75 83 76 76 85 78 81 81 84
Engineering 95 84 108 94 83 94 97 108 120 103 112 118 117 134
Life Sciences 95 100 75 64 73 90 86 86 87 75 76 77 78 75
Medicine 111 124 95 89 93 107 115 111 104 95 91 97 97 114
Natural Sciences 74 77 73 67 69 81 84 88 90 86 80 79 83 85
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - 194

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 25 31 21 26 32 38 40 36 39 58 56
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 73 73 69
Chemistry 49 43 42 52 68 73 71 75 75 86 93
Chemical Engineering 140 105 118 114 155 137 124 140 140 140 176
Civil Engineering 134 110 129 196 200 205 190 191 179 173 125
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 95 99 114
Computer Science 72 59 53 58 48 82 53 58 61 61 84
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 179 149 148
Electrical Engineering 69 52 67 59 66 92 81 83 88 84 62
Environment / Ecology 148 151 132 152 141 110 112 113 110 95 96
Geosciences 205 248 185 226 244 273 262 194 127 103 109
Immunology - - - - - - - - 77 79 89
Materials Science 111 102 129 113 127 127 113 130 123 132 146
Mathematics 124 87 99 98 91 86 50 56 56 44 75
Mechanical Engineering 118 76 64 68 55 49 37 45 55 59 82
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 99 94 119
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 63 63 68
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 90 79 83
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 180 184 189 225 207 231 274 219 202 241
Physics 66 73 104 98 79 97 88 91 74 84 80
Plant & Animal Science 106 103 110 118 80 97 87 76 83 83 96
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 142 142 173
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - 208
Space Science - - - - - - - - 177 152 151
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 143
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 158
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 60