Technical University of Munich - TUM • Munich, Germany
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.
The Technical University of Munich is a member of TU9, a society of the most notable German institutes of technology. Also, it is ranked 4th in the Reuters 2017 European Most Innovative University ranking.
TUM was founded by King Ludwig II in 1868 as the newly structured Polytechnische Schule München. By then more than 350 students were taught by 24 professors and 21 lecturers. More than 150 years later, the Technical University of Munich has fourteen departments at three locations. TUM could do that by taking over several smaller colleges that were no longer viable.
TUM's alumni include 17 Nobel laureates, 18 Leibniz Prize winners and 22 IEEE Fellow Members.
The Technical University of Munich has 14 academic departments, and also Integrative Research Centers engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Also, TUM is very active and committed to the promotion of promising young scientists, as well as in tying strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world.
Social Science, Life science and Health Science, Mathematics and Natural Science, Engineering and Architecture are the main departments where students can develop research studies and expand their knowledge. The degree programs that students can find at the Technical University of Munich includes the natural sciences, management, medicine, engineering and life sciences, as well as political and social sciences. International students can take advantage of this top-rated university applying to any of the degree programs they offer in English.
TUM offers a broad variety of exchange programs. The university aims to raise the mobility of German students and to offer every student the opportunity of spending a term or completing an internship abroad.