Technische Universität München (TUM)
Since its inception in 1868, TUM has established its reputation as a foremost academic institution with 6 Nobel prizes and many other prestigious awards, making it repeatedly the number one German university in various rankings, including the most recent ones. Our university covers a large spectrum of fundamental and applied research with studies ranging from engineering, natural sciences, including life and medical sciences, to economics. Today TUM comprises 13 faculties with more than 23,300 students (about 20 percent of whom come from abroad), 420 professors, and roughly 6,500 academic and non-academic staff. TUM is thus well positioned to create new knowledge and know-how.
The University of Excellence
In 2005 the federal and state governments started the socalled Excellence Initiative in Germany. Between 2006 and 2011 they will fund the expansion of top university research with up to 1.9 billion Euros in three funding categories: graduate schools, clusters of excellence and institutional strategies for universities. TUM was recognized as one of the first three universities that succeeded in all three categories.
TUM. The Entrepreneurial University
The corporate concept “TUM. The Entrepreneurial University” supports and advances the existing TUM strategy and promotes top-level research on multiple levels. In this context ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ means to activate the diversity of human talent in a concerted, interactive way. In terms of top-level research, it entails combining a maximum of individual freedom with a supportive administration.
The Goals of TU München
- International, cosmopolitan, top-level research
- Excellent performance-orientated tuition coupled with practical experience
- Science for mankind – responsibility for society
- Modern, efficient management for the 'TUM scientific enterprise'