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Technical University of Munich

4.3 out of 5 (57 ratings / 39 reviews) München, Germany
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the best universities in Europe. They distinguish excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinarity and talent development. In addition, there are strong alliances with companies and scientific institutions around the world.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Ever since its founding in 1868, TUM has been at the forefront of innovation. TUM scientists today have the same goal as their 19th century counterparts: finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward. TUM was founded to provide the state of Bavaria with a center of learning dedicated to the natural sciences.

Education

For the third time in a row, the TUM won the title of "Excellence University" in July 2019. This makes TUM the only technical university that has been consistently successful in the excellence competition of the federal and state governments from the beginning (2006).

Research

Whether exploring the fundamentals of life, matter, and the universe, or seeking solutions to the major challenges of society, we are at the center of our research and innovation agenda. The "Human-Centered Engineering" aims as a far-reaching reform concept to guide the scientific and technical excellence of the TUM into the world of ideas of a modern society.

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
43 1
2019
44 -3
2018
41
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
55 6
2019
61 3
2018
64
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
57 -9
2018
48 2
2017
50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
77 3
2019
80
2018
80
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Offering a wide range of services to TUM students and prospective students, the Student Service Center (SSZ) provides all-round support and assistance in addition to managing administrative documents and academic records throughout your studies, up to and including graduation.

Housing services

It’s not easy to find a place to live in Munich – but it’s not impossible either! The Technical University of Munich (TUM) supports students and staff in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, in-house listings and useful information to ensure that you can quickly find a place to call your own.

Library services

With over 2 million printed and electronic items, 500,000 loans, over 8 million full-text downloads and 1.9 million library visitors each year, the university library is the academic information centre of the Technische Universität München (TUM). Our services support students, scientists and university staff in their studies, research, teaching, further education and advanced training.

Student Life

Campus life

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) spans four large sites in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing. These are home to the 15 departments and the university's most important research facilities. TUM is represented internationally today with locations of its own on several continents. In Singapore in 2002, it became the first German university to open a campus abroad: TUM Asia.

Sports facilities

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) spans four large sites in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing. These are home to the 15 departments and the university's most important research facilities. TUM is represented internationally today with locations of its own on several continents. In Singapore in 2002, it became the first German university to open a campus abroad: TUM Asia.

Student clubs

From sports teams to music festivals to museum tours, there is a wide range of extracurricular activities open to you as a student at TUM Informatics. 

Accreditation

TUM was system-acc­re­dited by the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assu­rance in Higher Edu­cation (OAQ) on 14 May 2014, with no stipu­lations im­posed. The decision reached by the OAQ's Acc­re­ditation Commission is valid through 30 September 2021, and applies to all degree programs that have passed TUM's in­ternal QM assessment pro­cedures.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Living in Pakistan and dreaming of studying in international academic arena was kind of a big deal for me. Most people would think that, it's not much big of a deal, but believe me it is and I had to invest a lot of time transforming that dream to reality. Research became my passion in final year of my undergrad and I wanted to work with elite class University's professors...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Education here is top quality in terms of teaching and research. You have the opportunity to advance your technical, intercultural and just about any competence (including entrepreneurship). There are opportunities to meet with industry leads and get to pitch yourself for a great opportunity. The possibilities are limitless here.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at TUM has been really positive. The program has been quite flexible and I was not at any point doing a course I didn't like because every course was elective. Apart from studies, the university provided us with a handful of extracurricular activities that personally enriched my life. The campus is very diverse and the advisors are very helpful. Apart from...

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