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The Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for 39,081 students. TUM scientists are committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward: Health & Nutrition • Energy & Natural Resources • Environment & Climate • Information & Communications • Mobility & Infrastructure. TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim is ambitious: to create lasting value for society through excellence in education and research, the active promotion of next-generation talent and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. All of which combine to make TUM one of Europe’s leading universities.

TUM is one of Germany's “Universities of Excellence”. On June 16th 2012, TUM’s institutional strategy was approved with its Tenure Track career system for young scientists – the first of its kind in Germany. More about TUM's Excellence Initiative

  • Integrative Research Centers: In addition, TUM plans to intensify cutting-edge research at its interdisciplinary Integrative Research Centers.
  • Graduate School and Research Clusters: TUM was also commended for its International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) and four Clusters of Excellence in collaboration with LMU Munich. At least 
€ 165 million in funding is to be awarded to TUM between 2012 and 2017.
Researcher and entrepreneur Dr. Ulrich Rant uses this DNA chip to detect biomolecules.
Researcher and entrepreneur Dr. Ulrich Rant uses this DNA chip to detect biomolecules.Image: Eckert

TUM is committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of science that address the biggest questions of our time. The university has 13 academic departments, its interdisciplinary Integrative Research Centers and a number of high-profile Corporate Research Centers. Research at the TUM

Studying at one of the world’s leading centers for technological advancement.
Studying at one of the world’s leading centers for technological advancement – TUM.Image: Heddergott

TUM has 165 courses to choose from, 29 programs can be studied in English. The range of subjects offered is unparalleled in Europe and encompasses medicine, engineering, the natural and life sciences, business studies and education. Studying at TUM

Students in front of the Mensa at the Weihenstephan campus
Coming together to learn: Students in front of the Mensa at the Weihenstephan campus.Image: Benz

TUM has built its success in the world of top-class research on the sheer diversity of its talent. It is important that each and every member of the TUM community is able to develop and maximize their talents, regardless of gender, origin, age or disability. TUM is keen to retain its talent pool. TUM's Diversity & Talent Management

Master students at TUM Asia campus in Singapore
Master students at TUM Asia campus in Singapore start into the new academic year.Image: TUM Asia

TUM is an international university. Its top scientists and students hail from every corner of the globe. The university also networks with leading universities on every continent. In 2002, it became the first German university to set up a campus overseas. TUM. An international university

To realize its aim of creating lasting value for society, TUM embraces the open mindset of a science-driven enterprise. It has undertaken a series of reforms since 1998 to transform itself into an entrepreneurial university.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: TUM supports university graduates/researchers who have promising ideas for high-tech start-ups. Such start-ups currently employ ~ 14,500 people (as of 2012). TUM provides advice on setting up a new company and prepares budding entrepreneurs for the challenges of the market. TUM start-up consulting
  • Technology transfer: TUM actively markets the inventions of its researchers and students in various high-tech sectors. The research conducted at TUM is also invaluable to companies across the world, who use it to solve highly complex technological challenges. Each year, TUM concludes ~1,000 cooperation agreements with industry. TUM ForTe's technology transfer
  • TUM – the entrepreneurial university: Science is a worldwide competition for discovery and innovation. To gain a competitive edge, TUM is creating entrepreneurial structures. A strong sense of entrepreneurship is now firmly embedded in our culture. TUM. The entrepreneurial university