Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Technische Universität München (TUM)


The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading universities in research and teaching. As the Entrepreneurial University, it doesn’t just want to understand the world – it wants to improve it. That is why the entire university revolves around one core goal: innovation.

Interdisciplinary solutions to future challenges

TUM’s unparalleled range of disciplines covers engineering and natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, management and social sciences – a combination found nowhere else in Europe. TUM leverages this enormous potential by intensively and intelligently combining the different subjects. This inspires modern fields of research extending from bioengineering to machine intelligence. At the same time, TUM links technological change more closely with social, political and ethical issues than other technical university.

Excellent career prospects for graduates

Its outstanding degree programs are strongly oriented towards research and, at the same time, tightly coupled to practical experience. Managers regularly choose TUM as one of the 10 best universities worldwide for the quality of graduates. (Global Employability University Rankings)

TUM offers amazing opportunities at every level of study and research – starting with the first semester right through to professorship. It invests more than other universities in the professional development of individual talent.

Awakening the entrepreneurial spirit

No other German university produces more start-up founders – the result of a support infrastructure unrivalled in Europe. TUM also builds long-term research partnerships with the most innovative global players. More and more companies are establishing roots directly on campus.

A global university

TUM is an international university with a high proportion of foreign students and researchers as well as more than 150 partner universities around the globe. With the founding of TUM Asia in 2012 in Singapore, it became the first German university to establish an overseas campus. TUM also has offices in Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, Beijing, San Francisco, and São Paulo.

Among the top

TUM was awarded the title of “University of Excellence” in 2006 and 2012 in recognition of its innovative, dynamic culture. Far from resting on its laurels, though, TUM remains entrepreneurial – constantly striving to reach new heights.

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Portrait: Technical University of Munich – 150 Years culture of excellence

1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Technical University of Munich (TUM) published between 1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

490 139.19

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 189 32.43
Chemistry 150 65.65
3 0.31
6 3.65
27 15.53
11 5.65
9 4.57
10 3.24
15 5.68
7 3.32
19 6.57
3 2.62
3 1.61
15 4.43
3 0.39
1 0.11
1 1
2 0.85
3 1.12
2 0.14
10 4.84
Physical Sciences 194 56.35
Earth & Environmental Sciences 29 7.75

Highlight of the month

Quantum computing struts its stuff



A quantum computer has officially outperformed its classical counterparts in a mathematical duel.

In classical computing, one bit — the smallest unit of information — is stored as a one or zero, whereas the equivalent unit in quantum computers, qubits, can exist as both states simultaneously. This should enable quantum computers to perform some calculations much faster, but this had not been proven until now.

A team that included Technical University of Munich researchers designed a quantum circuit made of several two-dimensional circuits operating in parallel. Quantum non-locality — whereby changes in one system cause instantaneous changes in another, even when isolated — enabled their circuit to solve an algebra problem in a set number of steps, no matter how many extra inputs were added. This has been impossible for classical computers with the same, fixed-depth structure.

The simple circuit design could provide a framework for experimenting with real-world applications of quantum computing.

Supported content

  1. Science 362, 308–311 (2018). doi: 10.1126/science.aar3106

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 40.6% Domestic
  • 59.4% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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