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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015

TUM leading the way globally in physics, mechanical engineering and chemistry

Chemistry at TUM is a very good address for students: Together with physics/astronomy and mechanical engineering it achieved a worldwide top 20 ranking. (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)
Chemistry at TUM is a very good address for students: Together with physics/astronomy and mechanical engineering it achieved a worldwide top 20 ranking. (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)

TUM in Rankings

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, published today, Technische Universität München (TUM) is ranked among the top fifty universities worldwide in nine subjects. In physics/astronomy, mechanical engineering and chemistry, TUM achieved a worldwide top 20 ranking. TUM was already ranked the 54th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings published in September 2014.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, which assess individual subjects and compare universities, are based on data from the QS World University Rankings. The subject ranking is based on surveys of academics and employers taken over the last five years as well as the number of citations per scientific publication in each subject. For this, reference was made to datasets from the research citations database “Scopus”. A total of 894 universities from around the world were ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.

TUM in the world’s top 50 for engineering and biological sciences

TUM made the top 100 in 14 different subjects, even reaching the top 50 in nine of these subjects. In architecture, which was included in the rankings for the first time this year, TUM was ranked among the fifty best universities worldwide. TUM’s biological sciences and civil engineering disciplines saw significant improvements in their rankings compared to the previous year, both breaking into the top 50.

TUM placed in the top 20 for physics/astronomy (14th), mechanical engineering (19th) and chemistry (20th). All of these subjects moved up compared to last year’s ranking.

TUM had already achieved a very creditable 54th place in last year’s QS World University Rankings, which were published in September 2014. Among the technical universities, TUM placed in the top five in Europe, and was ranked no. 1 in Germany by a large distance. The QS World University Rankings 2015 will be published this fall.

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