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Facts & figures

The 15 departments of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) provide an excellent environment for research and for the education of 42,000 students, 37% of them women. The university has a budget of EUR 1,552.5 million, which includes the university hospital. Here you will find key facts and figures about the university.

TUM at a glance

  • 15 departments
  • 6 Integrative Research Centers
  • 7 Corporate Research Centers
  • 10,501 staff members
  • 172 degree programs
  • 411 buildings

42,000 Students

receive a top-class education at TUM. 32% of them come from abroad.

15,145 female students

are enrolled at TUM – 37% of all current students.

9,149 Graduates

completed their degree in the academic year 2017. 3,163 of them were women, 1,866 international students.

81,870 Alumni

make up our worldwide alumni network and benefit from TUM's offerings for alumni.

566 Professors

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

6 Humboldt Professors

have joined the TUM ranks (as of: 2018) – a major success in this competition for top international talent.

1,027 Doctorates

were awarded by TUM in the academic year 2018. Modernized doctoral degree regulations were published in 2012.

331.6 mio. € of third-party funding

for research and teaching was secured in accounting year 2017 making TUM one of German’s top- ranked universities. 

7,474 publications

by TUM academics appeared in 2018 (peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, reviews; source: Scopus April 2019).

178 inventions

were made by scientists from TUM in 2017 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).

20 Leibniz prizes

have been awarded to TUM scientists since 1987 (as of: 2019). Our long-serving President Wolfgang A. Herrmann received it in 1987.

117 ERC Grants

are furthering the work of TUM scientists (as of: 9/2019). European Research Council (ERC) grants fund for ambitious research projects.

23 IEEE Fellows

have been researching and teaching at TUM (as of 2019). Fellow is the highest grade of membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

> 6,000 cooperation agreements

were concluded with companies or other partners for research projects since 2013.

66 patents

for inventions from TUM researchers were submitted to Patent Offices 2018.

80 Start-ups

have come from TUM in April 2019. The university offers advice and entrepreneurial support.

> 15,000 jobs

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

Budget: EUR 1,552.5 million

were available to TUM in accounting year 2018 (including the university hospital).

Fundraising: EUR 323 mio.

from industry, foundations and private donors was channeled into research and teaching at TUM between 1998–2018.

International Outlook

International students
  • 32%

International appointments of professors
  • 159 (2006–2018)
TUM’s overseas locations
  • 1 offshore campus: TUM Asia in Singapore
  • 6 other international offices: Beijing, Brussels, São Paul, Kairo, Mumbai, San Francisco
Double-degree agreements
  • 47 (as of 2018)
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships
  • 61 (as of 2018)
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award Winners
  • 14 (as of 2018)