TUM in Rankings

Dedication to excellence pays off. In both international and national rankings, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is rated as one of Germany’s top universities.

  • ERC Grants for Wilhelm Auwärter and Thomas Misgeld

    TUM is Germany's number 1 winner of European research funding

    Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and Prof. Thomas Misgeld

    Among all of the German universities, the Technische Universität München (TUM) has won the largest amount of research funding from the just-expired Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the EU, with a total of more than 130 million euros. The latest success: Two TUM scientists have received ERC Consolidator Grants, each of which provides around two million euros in funding. Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter is a group leader in Molecular Nanoscience and Chemical Physics of Interfaces. Prof. Thomas Misgeld leads the laboratory for Biomolecular Sensors, where he investigates the degeneration of nerve fibers.

  • Times Higher Education-Ranking

    TU München in the top 100 worldwide

    TUM's Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Garching Campus.

    In the just-published Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14 ("THE Rankings"), the Technische Universität München (TUM) stands at 87th place. The university has improved its standing by 18 places in a single year. The nearest competitors among the German technical universities are Aachen (129) and Karlsruhe (154). German universities that placed higher than TUM in this ranking are LMU Munich (55), Göttingen (63), Heidelberg (68), and the FU Berlin in (86). TUM has been ranked the top German university overall three times in a row in the Shanghai Ranking. In the new THE Rankings, TUM has reached 26th place worldwide in the subject area "Engineering and Technology."

  • QS Ranking: High marks again for the TU München

    TUM leads in natural and engineering sciences

    Natural scientists in an laboratory.

    The Technische Universität München (TUM) has once again achieved an outstanding position in an international ranking. TUM placed 53rd, the same position it held last year, in the QS World University Ranking. With that it ranks number 2 in Germany, after Heidelberg (50th place). In the subject groups of natural sciences and engineering sciences, TUM strongly improved its standing: It is second to none on the national level, and worldwide it ranks 15th and 17th respectively in these subject areas.

  • Shanghai Ranking puts TU München in the top 50 worldwide

    TUM ranked the best German university for the third time in a row

    Main entrance of TU München.

    The “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (“Shanghai Ranking”) has rated the Technische Universität München (TUM) as the best German university for the third consecutive time. The TUM moved up three places to reach 50th position. In the individual subject rankings, chemistry (13th place) and information technology (40th place) achieved outstanding positions globally and the best ratings in Germany. In the evaluation of disciplinary fields, the TUM came out on top nationally in the natural sciences / mathematics, engineering and life sciences.

  • TUM academics publish top-quality work

    Top Position in the Nature Publishing Index

    Further evidence of TUM’s outstanding research capabilities: the Nature Publishing Index issued today ranks the Technische Universität München (TUM) as one of four German universities and the only technical university in Germany in its top 100. The rankings are produced based on the number of publications that appear in one of Nature’s specialist journals.

  • More than 900 foreign exchange grants awarded

    TUM students top the polls for Erasmus exchanges

    Students talking to each other.

    Students at Technische Universität München (TUM) reveal the strongest uptake in Germany for the European Erasmus exchange program. In the 2011/12 academic year, more than 900 students availed of this EU grant and completed part of their studies or an internship abroad – putting TUM ahead of all German universities. In the past six years, the number of Erasmus students from TUM has risen almost 200 percent.

  • Recently established TUM School of Management outperforms traditional faculties:

    Handelsblatt - TUM ranked top in business studies in Germany

    Prof. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management, with students. (Photo: A. Eckert / TUM)

    Prestigious accolade for recently established faculty: The Handelsblatt rankings published today rate the School of Management at the Technische Universität München (TUM) as the best business studies faculty in Germany in terms of research. The TUM only established the faculty ten years ago. It has established a strong reputation by interlinking business studies with technical disciplines, natural sciences and life sciences. The faculty today has 26 professors.

  • QS World University Rankings

    TUM number one in Germany again

    TUM further improved in the QS ranking. (Photo: A. Eckert / TUM)

    The Technische Universität München (TUM) has again been evaluated as the best university in Germany by one of the most highly regarded rankings. The “QS World University Rankings”, published today, classifies the TUM in 53rd position, putting it ahead of the so-called full-scale universities in Germany. In August 2012, the “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (Shanghai ranking) also listed the TUM as the number one German university, ranking it in the same position.