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Facts & figures

The 14 departments of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) provide an excellent environment for research and for the education of 41,000 students, 34% of them women. The university has a budget of EUR 1,329 mio., which includes the university hospital. Here you will find key facts and figures about the university.

TUM at a glance

  • 14 departments
  • 5 Integrative Research Centers
  • 7 Corporate Research Centers
  • 10,103 staff members
  • 177 degree programs
  • 411 buildings

41,000 Students

receive a top-class education at TUM. 26% of them come from abroad.

14,000 female students

are enrolled at TUM – 34% of all current students.

8,692 Graduates

completed their degree in the academic year 2016. 2,958 of them were women, 1,786 international students.

60,000 Alumni

make up our worldwide alumni network and benefit from TUM's offerings for alumni. Every year, TUM hosts anniversary events for alumni.

545 Professors

research and teach at TUM. Moreover, the university has appointed Adjunct Professors and TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professors.

5 Humboldt Professors

have joined the TUM ranks (as of: 2016) – a major success in this competition for top international talent.

1,032 Doctorates

were awarded by TUM in the academic year 2016. Modernized doctoral degree regulations were published in 2012.

285 mio. € of third-party funding

for research and teaching was secured in accounting year 2015 making TUM one of German’s top- ranked universities. 

6,985 publications

by TUM academics appeared in peer reviewed journals in 2016 (articles, conference papers, reviews; source: Scopus March 2017).

145 inventions

were made by scientists from TUM in 2016 as a result of their research work.

17 Nobel prizes

have been awarded to TUM professors and alumni since 1927, e.g. to Rudolf Mößbauer (Physics) and Ernst Otto Fischer (Chemistry).

18 Leibniz prizes

have been awarded to TUM scientists since 1987 (as of: 2016). Today's President Wolfgang A. Herrmann received it in 1987.

71 ERC Grants

are furthering the work of TUM scientists (as of: 12/2016). European Research Council (ERC) grants fund for ambitious research projects.

22 IEEE Fellows

have been researching and teaching at TUM (as of 2017). Fellow is the highest grade of membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

~1,000 cooperation agreements

were concluded with companies or other partners for research projects in 2011.

59 patents

for inventions from TUM researchers were submitted to Patent Offices 2016.

more than 800 Start-ups

have come from TUM (as of: 2016). The university offers advice and entrepreneurial support.

~ 14,500 jobs

are currently provided by companies that have grown from our university (as of 2012).

Budget: EUR 1,329 mio.

were available to TUM in accounting year 2015 (including the university hospital).

Fundraising: € 283.4 mio.

from industry, foundations and private donors was channeled into research and teaching at TUM between 1998 – 2016.

International Outlook

International students
  • 26%

International appointments of professors
  • 139 (2006 – 2016)
TUM’s overseas locations
  • 1 offshore campus: TUM Asia in Singapore
  • 52 with 37 institutions in 17 countries other international offices: Beijing, Brussels, São Paul, Kairo, Mumbai, San Francisco
Double-degree agreements
  • 52 with 37 institutions in 17 countries (as of 10/2015)
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships
  • 53 (as of 2015)
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award Winners
  • 13 (as of 2015)

Contact

Corporate Communications Center
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 Munich
Tel. +49 89 289 22778
Fax +49 89 289 23388
presse@tum.de

www.tum.de/presse

Contact

Corporate Communications Center
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 Munich
Tel. +49 89 289 22778
Fax +49 89 289 23388
presse@tum.de

www.tum.de/presse