• 3/22/2023
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QS World University Rankings by Subject

TUM among top 25 in five subjects

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject TUM ranks among the 25 best universities worldwide in five subjects. TUM is also among the top 50 in seven other subjects. In the overall subject groups of Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences, TUM is ranked number 28th each.

Biophysics laboratory at TUM Andreas Heddergott / TUM
A major strength of TUM is biophysics research.

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 number one university in Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences in Germany and 28th worldwide in these two areas.

TUM placed among the top 25 universities worldwide in the following subjects:

  • Physics & Astronomy: 15
    (1st in Germany)
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 18
    (1st in Germany)
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering: 20
    (2nd in Germany)
  • Chemistry: 22
    (1st in Germany)
  • Architecture / Built environment: 24
    (2nd in Germany)

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

  • Statistics & Operational Research: 28
    (1st in Germany)
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: 29
    (1st in Germany)
  • Materials Science: 31
    (4th in Germany)
  • Agriculture & Forestry: 33
    (3rd in Germany)
  • Civil & Structural Engineering: 40
    (1st in Germany)
  • Mathematics: 43
    (2nd in Germany)
  • Biological Sciences: 50
    (3rd in Germany)

In the latest QS World University Rankings, which shows overall ratings for universities along with other indicators, TUM is ranked number one among German universities for the eighth time in a row (49th worldwide). In the European Union it is number three.

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 10th worldwide in Computer Science, 20th in Engineering, 23th in Physical Sciences, 33rd in Business and Economics, 35th in Life Sciences and 50th in Education.

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