Technische Universität München (TUM) on Top Positions

In the current “Shanghai Ranking”, EIT Health Germany Partner the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is once again the best ranked technical university in Germany and the only German TU in the top 100. In the annually published university ranking list, the TUM is in 57th place worldwide. The recently published subject ranking of the same provider also certifies top international quality in various research fields at the TUM.

The “Shanghai Ranking” evaluates the research performance of universities worldwide. The official “Academic Ranking of World Universities” was developed at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The ranking is based above all on publications in important scientific journals such as “Nature” and “Science”, the citation rates of scientists, and the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals – one of the highest awards in mathematics.

Among the three best technical universities in Europe

With rank 57, the TUM is one of only four German universities among the hundred best universities worldwide. In the European comparison of technical universities, TUM is also one of the top universities. With EIT Health Germany Partner ETH Zurich (19) and EIT Health Uk/I Partner Imperial College London (23), it ranks among the three best TUs in Europe.

Successes in subject ranking

In a recently published ranking of the publishers of the Shanghai Ranking, the TUM was also successful on several occasions. For example, in the fields of remote sensing and aerospace engineering, it is ranked 11th and 24th worldwide. The comprehensive expertise from these research fields will in future be combined at TUM in the new Faculty of Aeronautics, Space and Geodesy (LRG), which will start operations in the winter semester.

The TUM can also boast excellent international placings in the fields of “Environmental Science & Engineering” (rank 15 worldwide), “Medical Technology” (rank 18), “Food Science & Technology” (32) and “Agricultural Sciences” (36). TUM brings its expertise in the field of nutrition to Europe, among other things through the management of the major EU project EIT Food, which is endowed with 400 million euros.

The TUM also regularly scores very well in other international rankings. In the “QS World University Ranking”, for example, TUM was the best German university for the fifth time in a row. In the “Global University Employability Ranking” it ranks sixth worldwide.

Source: Corporate Communications Center TUM

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