Locations of TUM
TUM spans several large sites in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan and Straubing. These are home to the TUM Schools and Departments and the university's most important research facilities. TUM is represented internationally today with locations of its own on several continents.
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 TUM Schools and departments are based on the historic main campus at 21 Arcisstrasse: TUM School of Engineering and Design, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the TUM School of Management. The TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology 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 about 20,000 students at different TUM Schools and Departments, it is the largest of all TUM locations. Also focused on top-level research at this campus are several research centers and the TUM Graduate School. The campus is easy to reach from downtown Munich with the subway line U6 or via the Autobahn.
- TUM Schools and Departments in Garching: Physics, Chemistry, TUM School of Engineering and Design, Mathematics und Informatics.
- Cutting edge transdisciplinary research: Scientists collaborate across disciplines in several Integrative Research Institutes, such as the TUM Institute for Advanced Study oder the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The campus is also home to several of TUM’s Corporate Research Centers, like 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 supercomputing center (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the European Southern Observatory, and institutes of LMU Munich.
TUM has concentrated its expertise in life sciences in the TUM School of Life Sciences at the green and modern Weihenstephan campus. It is located on the outskirts of the old cathedral town of Freising and has evolved from the traditional disciplines of agricultural and life sciences. The campus was incorporated into TUM in 1930, and this location with its rich history is now a leading research center for top scientists. There is even a brewery on site, making TUM the only university in the world with its own brewery (founded 1040).
From molecules to plants and animals to ecosystems and landscapes, Molecular Life Sciences, Life Science Systems and Life Science Engineering are explored and taught under the motto “One Health”.
Since October 2017, the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability is the fourth main research and study campus of the university.
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)