The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a public research university in Munich, Germany. It specializes in engineering, technology, medicine, and applied and natural sciences. Established in 1868 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the university now has additional campuses in Garching, Freising, Heilbronn, Straubing, and Singapore, with the Garching campus being its largest.
Technical University of Munich is a member of the TU9, an association of nine of Germany’s most prestigious technical universities. TUM has 15 academic departments/schools and around 50,000 students on campus, of whom 36% are female and 41% are international students (as of 2022). There are around 200 degree programs available including a wide selection of English-taught courses and programs.
TUM draws its strength from the research and education excellence of its Schools and reinforces transdisciplinary innovations through mission-driven Integrative Research Institutes. In response to rapid societal change in the age of digitalization and biologization, TUM has been fundamentally reforming the concept of engineering, opening it up to natural and life sciences, medicine, business management, humanities and social sciences.
People are at the heart of TUM‘s aspirations. The central mission aims to enabling diverse talent across all levels, advancing education, new knowledge creation, and entrepreneurial venturing, and shaping future labor markets aligned to society’s values and the needs of natural environment. From a transnational community of curious, open-minded students all the way up to global alumni, TUM leverages the intelligence of the entire TUM family, mobilizes the unique Greater Munich’s science and industry network, and partners with leading global institutions.
A University of Excellence under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, TUM is considered the top university in Germany according to major rankings as of 2022 and is among the leading universities in the European Union. Its researchers and alumni include 18 Nobel laureates and 23 Leibniz Prize winners.