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“Times Higher Education” Ranking: TUM moves up five places

TUM part of top German trio

Researcher Lara Kuntz using a fluorescence microscope.
In the “THE World University Ranking” TUM is again ranked as Germany's best technical university by far. Compared to last year, it improved by five places. (image: Heddergott /TUM)

TUM in Rankings

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) improved by five places in the “THE World University Ranking” as compared to the previous year. According to the ranking of the British magazine "Times Higher Education",  TUM remains the best technical university in Germany by far. It is now ranked 41st worldwide. This makes TUM one of just three German universities in the top 50.

The other two universities are the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (ranked 34th) and the University of Heidelberg (ranked 45th).

The “Times Higher Education” ranking takes into account various factors: For one, scientists and scholars worldwide are surveyed on the reputation of the universities in research and teaching. For another, data such as the number of publications per researcher, the citations per publication, the teacher-student ratio, the third-party funding raised from the private sector, and the degree of internationalization are assessed.

Compared to the other technical universities in Germany, TUM is a big step ahead: Only two other TUs made it into the international top 100: RWTH Aachen (ranked 79th) and the Technical University of Berlin (ranked 92nd). Furthermore, the TUM has also held its ground against other European TUs. Only the Imperial College London (8th), the ETH Zurich (10), and EPF Lausanne (38) are ranked higher.

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TUM in Rankings