• 4/10/2024
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QS World University Rankings by Subject

TUM among the top 25 in engineering and natural sciences

In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, TUM has improved to 19th place in engineering and 23rd place in natural sciences. TUM is also among the top 25 universities worldwide in the rankings for seven individual subjects. In eight other areas, it is one of the top 50 universities.

A researcher working in a biophysics lab. Daniel Delang / TUM
TUM is globally renowned in engineering as well as in the natural sciences.

The British university service provider QS Quacquarelli Symonds compiles its university rankings through surveys of academics and companies. It collects data on the number of citations of published papers as an indicator of the quality of research and also takes into account the international research networks of the surveyed institutions. These indicators are weighted according to the prevailing culture in the various subject areas.

In the latest edition TUM is again the German number one university in the areas of Engineering & Technology (number 19) and Natural Sciences (number 23).

In the following seven individual subjects, TUM placed among the top 25 universities worldwide:

  • Physics & Astronomy: 18
    (1st in Germany)

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 19
    (1st in Germany)

  • Chemistry: 20
    (1st in Germany)

  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering: 21
    (2nd in Germany)

  • Materials Science: 23
    (1st in Germany)

  • Statistics & Operational Research: 23
    (1st in Germany)

  • Architecture / Built environment: 24
    (2nd in Germany)

In another eight subjects, TUM was among the top 50:

  • History of Art: 21 – 40
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: 31
    (1st in Germany)
  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence: 35
    (1st in Germany)
  • Chemical Engineering: 38
    (2nd in Germany)
  • Civil & Structural Engineering: 40
    (1st in Germany)
  • Agriculture & Forestry: 44
    (3rd in Germany)
  • Biological Sciences: 46
    (3rd in Germany)
  • Mathematics: 47
    (2nd in Germany)

In the latest QS World University Rankings, which show overall ratings for universities along with other indicators, TUM is ranked number one among German universities for the ninth time in a row (37th worldwide). In the European Union it is number two.

The excellent research and teaching at TUM is also reflected in other subject rankings. In the most recent THE World University Rankings by Subject, it placed 15th worldwide in Computer Science, 22nd in Engineering and in Physical Sciences, 27th in Business and Economics, 33rd in Life Sciences and 50th in Education.

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