At a glance: The Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.

Portrait: The Technical University of Munich – 150 years culture of excellence

Woman scientist at the Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering
Research at TUM enjoys an excellent international reputation.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Best university in Germany. Ideal study environment. Top marks from industry. TUM rated among the best in national and international ranking lists. TUM in Rankings

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TUM regularly publishes facts and figures about it's operations.Image: Andreas Heddergott

15 academic departments. 41,375 students. 566 professors. 331.6 mio. Euros in third-party research funding. 17 Nobel Prize winners. Facts and Figures.

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TUM is clearly structured. It has 15 academic departments, and also Integrative Research Centers engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The TUM Board of Management oversees the running of the university, the TUM Board of Trustees is the university’s central supervisory board. TUM's Organization


The university was founded in 1868 to provide the state of Bavaria with a center of learning dedicated to the natural sciences. The university played a vital role in Bavaria’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial state – and accelerated the pace of technological advancement across Europe. TUM's history


Technical University of Munich
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D-80333 München
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