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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.

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    Outstanding research in the natural sciences

    Nature Index: TUM among the world's 100 best research institutions

    The Nature Index counts Technische Universität München (TUM) as one of the two strongest research-oriented German universities in the natural sciences. The Nature Publishing Group's Index, which was published for the first time, also incorporates papers published by non-university research institutions in the 68 most renowned science journals. TUM ranks 77th worldwide.

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    Top rankings for the natural and engineering sciences

    QS World University Ranking: TUM again the best German technical university

    The Technische Universität München (TUM) has performed very well again in a renowned international ranking system. In the QS World University Ranking, which was published today, the TUM is in 54th place. This makes it Germany’s third best university and confirms its unrivalled position in the natural and engineering sciences at national level. Among technical universities, the TUM is one of the top five in Europe and the best in Germany by a wide margin.

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    TUM is Germany's best technical university

    Shanghai Ranking: 16th place in chemistry worldwide

    In the new edition of the renowned Academic Ranking of World Universities ("Shanghai Ranking"), the Technische Universität München (TUM) occupies 53rd place. This positions TUM as Germany's best technical university by far, and among the top four technical universities in Europe. In the rankings of individual subjects, TUM attained 16th place in chemistry and 30th place in computer science worldwide, ahead of all other German universities.

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    TUM is Germany’s number 1 in Business Administration and Information Systems

    CHE Ranking: Outstanding ratings in teaching and research

    Business Administration and Information Systems at the TUM received the most top ratings of all universities in the new ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). Most of the grades are awarded by the students themselves. They rated the study situation at the TUM as very good in both disciplines, despite rapidly increasing student numbers in recent years.

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

    ERC Grants for Wilhelm Auwärter and 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.

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    TU München in the top 100 worldwide

    Times Higher Education-Ranking

    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."

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    TUM leads in natural and engineering sciences

    QS Ranking: High marks again for the TU München

    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.

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

    Shanghai Ranking puts TU München in the top 50 worldwide

    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.