Compared to the previous year, TUM has moved up one spot in the world ranking to 43rd place. At the same time TUM has continued to assert its ranking among the four best European technical universities, following its partner university Imperial College London (ranked 10th), ETH Zurich (ranked 13th) and EPF Lausanne (ranked 38th), a partner in the EuroTech Universities Alliance.
Compared to all universities, TUM has for years placed in the top three in Germany together with LMU Munich (ranked 32) and Heidelberg University (ranked 44). As before, the ranking is led by universities from the United Kingdom and the USA.
Top positions in other rankings
The ranking by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) takes various factors into account: Scientists and scholars worldwide are surveyed on the research and teaching reputations of the universities. In addition, data such as the number of publications per researcher, the citations per publication, the teacher-student ratio, third-party funding raised from the private sector and the degree of internationalization are assessed.
TUM regularly places very high in other international rankings, too. In the "Global University Employability Ranking" TUM is ranked number six, and seventh in "Europe’s Most Innovative Universities". According to the "QS World University Ranking", TUM is the best German university.