The Technical University of Munich
TUM ranks among Europe’s most outstanding universities in research and innovation – an achievement powered by its distinctive character as the Entrepreneurial University.
As announced in July 2019, TUM has secured the title "University of Excellence" for the third time in succession. This makes it the only technical university in Germany to have held the title consecutively since 2006. Excellence Strategy
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 have employed > 15,000 people. 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 > 6,000 cooperation agreements with industry. TUM ForTe's technology transfer
- 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