Technical University of Munich

Munich, Germany
The Technische Universität München (TUM; University of Technology, Munich; Technical University of Munich) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan.

About Technical University of Munich

The Technische Universität München (TUM; University of Technology, Munich; Technical University of Munich) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan.

The university has a sound international reputation and was ranked 2nd in Germany, 15th in Europe and 56th in the world in 2010 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the same year, it was ranked 2nd in Germany, 16th in Europe and 58th in the world (overall) and in Engineering & Technology 1st in Germany, 9th in Europe and 36th in the world by the QS World University Rankings. In 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Technical University Munich 4th in Germany, 29th in Europe and 101st in the world.

The TUM, like many German universities, is a non campus university. However, with further expansion plans for the Garching site, more and more departments are to be placed into new buildings in Garching. The Garching campus, unlike the downtown area, is set up more like a traditional quadrangle style campus with a large grouping of buildings. At the moment, university buildings are spread over four main and several minor locations:

  • Main campus in downtown Munich
  • Garching (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, neutron source); on the same campus, there are also several other research institutes
  • Weihenstephan (Center for Life and Food Science)
  • Hospital Klinikum Rechts der Isar (Medicine), Munich
  • Chair of Land Management "((Lehrstuhl für Bodenordnung und Landentwicklung))"


Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities for research. One of Germany’s first Universities of Excellence, it achieves impressive scores in all international rankings. Its mission is to add value to society.

Researchers at TUM believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the key to solving the major challenges of the future: Health & Nutrition, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Climate, Information & Communications, Mobility & Infrastructure.

Accreditations of Technical University of Munich

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.


Good information and communication facilities are a service that our students rightly expect

The Career Service of TU München serves as a link between university and business, between studies and career, between research and occupational practice, between students, alumni and potential employers.

The experiences of alumni and dedicated employees can be passed on to the students via the alumni network.

The Munich public transport authority (MVV) offers a ticket for students (student rate II - "Ausbildungstarif II") enabling to use trains, subways, trams and busses with the discounted

Student life at Technical University of Munich

The institutions of the TU München are spread over three principle campuses according to their field of interest. The heart of the university is situated on the main campus in the state capital: this houses the university headquarters, most of the administrative offices and the faculties of Architecture, Structural Engineering & Surveying, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Economics. The Department of Sport Science is located at the Olympic stadium, the Department of Medicine is incorporated in the TUM's Clinic 'right of the Isar'.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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