The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a research university with campuses in Freising-Weihenstephan, Garching, and Munich. TUM is also one of Europe’s top universities.Show more
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I am a current master (EI) student at TUM in the field of neuroengineering. At TUM, you have a broad spectrum of courses with different focuses and concepts. One of my favorite courses was Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine, where I did project work [in small teams] following my initial ideas. Positive is the concept of teaching (not only in this specific course); the professors leave a lot of space for our individual ideas and give a big support to fulfill our whole potential. I didn’t experience micromanaging in any way and I am happy to be student at TUM.
World-class teaching in a world-class environment, that’s pretty much it. In my opinion, here the rankings do reflect reality well. Lots of subjects you can choose from, great facilities, and the quality of teaching is also generally quite good.
In terms of the city itself, Munich is just great in all seasons, in the very centre of Europe and full of things to do and see, festivals and culture. The university though, is located outside of town (25 mins away from the centre), which should be considered.
TU Munich is one the most prominent universities in Germany with regards to STEM majors. If you want to be an engineering (mechanical or electrical engineering), informatics, physics – I would consider it to be a prime contender. The university is very much committed to providing a well-rounded education and offers a lot of high-quality, niche lectures. It also quite well connected into the business world and a lot of students profit from being able to participate in developing the technology of tomorrow. The facilities are quite new and well looked after. In terms of negative things – the university is just developing a campus life, as most activities outside of studying happen elsewhere. And the food in the cafeteria could do with some improvement. Apart from that, very much a recommended experience.