The Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students. It is 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. The university thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim: to create lasting value for society. All this combines to make it one of Europe’s leading universities.

Portrait: The Technical University of Munich – 150 years culture of excellence

Measuring elementary particles: Scientists in the measuring room that contains the weakest magnetic field of the solar system.
Measuring elementary particles: In the measuring room that contains the weakest magnetic field of the solar system.Image: Astrid Eckert

Our scientists are committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of science that address the biggest questions of our time. Research

Studierende der Fakultät für Maschinenwesen lernen gemeinsam
Studying at one of the world’s leading centers for technological advancement: TUM.Image: Andreas Heddergott

173 degree programs – and a range of subjects unparalleled in Europe: engineering and natural sciences, medicine and life sciences as well as social sciences. Studies

Excellence Strategy

In fall 2018, TUM got off to a strong start in the new excellence competition run by the German Government and the federal states. More on TUM's success in the excellence strategy

Students are sitting on the stairs in front of the main buildung of the Technical University of Munich on its Munich city campus.
Students and scientists at TUM live openness and respect – the basis of intellectual advancement.Image: Andreas Heddergott

It is diversity among its scholars and scientists, students and employees that makes TUM an innovative and dynamic university. Each member of the TUM university is able to develop and maximize their talents. Diversity & Talent Management

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

TUM is attractive scientists and students from every corner of the globe, it is active in international cooperation projects – and has established a campus and offices on several continents. Global

The Entrepreneurial 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