Locations of the Technical University of Munich
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) spans four large sites in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing. These are home to the 15 departments and the university's most important research facilities. TUM is represented internationally today with locations of its own on several continents. In Singapore in 2002, it became the first German university to open a campus abroad: TUM Asia.
Since its founding in 1868, the heart of TUM beats in Munich. Its presence within the city is divided among three important sites: the downtown campus at Arcisstraße, Olympic Park, and the university hospitals.
- Downtown campus: In addition to the TUM Board of Management, the following departments are based on the historic main campus at 21 Arcisstrasse: Architecture, Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the TUM School of Management. The TUM School of Education, as well as the new TUM School of Governance and the Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP).
- Olympic Park: The sports facilities of the 1972 Olympic summer games are home to the Sport and Health Sciences. Munich's central organization for university sports (ZHS) is also based at Olympic Park.
- University hospitals: TUM commands a renowned university hospital, Klinikum rechts der Isar. This is also the home of the TUM School of Medicine. The German Heart Centre Munich and the Klinik am Biederstein also belong to University Hospitals of TUM.
The Garching campus north of Munich constitutes the center of natural sciences and technology at TUM. With more than 12,000 students at five Faculties, it is the largest of all TUM locations. Also focused on top-level research at this campus are the TUM Institute for Advanced Study, TUM Graduate School and the Munich School of Engineering (MSE). The center of Garching is easy to reach from downtown Munich with the subway line U6 or via the Autobahn.
- Departments in Garching: Five departments of TUM are based on the Garching campus: Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics und Informatics.
- Research Centers: The departments collaborate closely with the central scientific institutes of TUM in Garching, from medical technology, semiconductor physics, and the Catalysis Research Center or the research neutron source FRM II.
- Interdisciplinary network: TUM is networked with other important research institutions on the Garching campus: Max Planck Institutes, the supercomputer center (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the European Southern Observatory, and institutes of LMU Munich.
Scientists at TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan are engaged in interdisciplinary research in the life sciences. The campus is located on the outskirts of the old cathedral town of Freising and has evolved from the traditional disciplines of agricultural and life sciences.
- Largest Academic Department: With over 90 professorships, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan (WZW) is TUM’s largest academic department. The WZW was incorporated into TUM in 1930, and this location with its rich history is now a leading research center for top scientists. The TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan consists of research departments and study program divisions. Both are organized in a so-called matrix structure which facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation within the WZW.
- Key Challenges: Scientists at the WZW tackle the key challenges facing life sciences as we move forward – these range from biotechnology and genetic engineering through nutrition and foodstuffs to the sustainable use of land. There is even a brewery on site, making TUM the only university in the world with its own brewery (founded 1040).
Here, next-generation leaders pursue their studies at the TUM School of Management, situated in one of Europe’s foremost regions for innovation: Heilbronn in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
TUM has set up a campus in Singapore to provide a world-class research and study facility for the whole of Asia: The German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) - TUM Asia Pte. Ltd.
- Pioneer: In 2002, TUM set up TUM Asia – the first German academic venture abroad. In Singapore, one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, TUM has teamed up with major international companies and leading universities for this undertaking.
- Research: TUM Asia is heading up the „TUM CREATE - Electromobility for Mega-Cities“ research project aimed at developing an electric car tailored to tropical cities.
- Study: TUM Asia gives students from around the world the opportunity to complete a Master’s program with a TUM degree. It also offers training programs aimed at managers. Hundreds of students have already completed TUM Asia courses and embarked on successful career and management paths in business and industry.
Further research locations in Germany
- Augsburg: "Projekthaus Augsburg" of the Institute of Machine Elements
- Berchtesgaden: Schülerforschungszentrum Berchtesgadener Land (Research center for school students)
- Iffeldorf: Limnological Research Station
- Obernach: Research Center for Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering (Oskar von Miller Institute)
- Raitenhaslach Monastery: TUM Science & Study Center
- Wettzell: Geodetic observatory (only available in German)