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QS Ranking: outstanding scores in engineering and natural sciences

TUM among the top 25 worldwide in several subjects

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is ranked among the 25 best universities worldwide in the areas of engineering and the natural sciences. TUM also placed in the top 50 for 10 individual subjects according to the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019”.

TUM placed 22nd in Engineering & Technology and 24th in Natural Sciences. This made it the best German university in both of these broad subject areas.

For this ranking, which is among the most influential in the world, the British recruitment company QS asks scientists and companies to rate the best universities. It also collects data on the frequency of citations of published research. The weightings of the various indicators take into account the diverse cultures across disciplines.

Along with the broad subject areas, QS also examines individual subjects. With improved results over the previous year in almost every area, TUM now counts among the 50 best universities in 10 subjects:

SubjectGlobal rank
Rank in Germany
Physics & Astronomy161
Electrical Engineering201
Architecture251
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering252
Agriculture & Forestry263
Chemistry271
Computer Science & Information Systems341
Materials Science392
Mathematics451
Chemical Engineering503

The issue of the “QS World University Ranking” with overall ratings for universities was released in mid-2018. TUM ranked 61st, and was thus the best German university for the fourth consecutive year.

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