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 September 2018 - 31 August 2019

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 September 2018 - 31 August 2019 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.

546 150.08

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 202 33.59
Physical Sciences 215 53.58
5 2.49
6 1.82
2 0.45
7 1.20
2 0.05
26 7.32
Emerging patterns of New Physics with and without Lepton Flavour Universal contributions
Database support of detector operation and data analysis in the DEAP-3600 Dark Matter experiment
Photoluminescence response of acrylic (PMMA) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to ultraviolet light
First results on sub-GeV spin-dependent dark matter interactions with Li
A global likelihood for precision constraints and flavour anomalies
Deep learning based pulse shape discrimination for germanium detectors
Energy dependence of exclusive J/ψ photoproduction off protons in ultra-peripheral p–Pb collisions at sNN−−−√=5.02 TeV
Measurement of D0, D+, D∗+ and D+s production in pp collisions at s√ = 5.02 TeV with ALICE
Estimating the efficiency turn-on curve for a constant-threshold trigger without a calibration dataset
Charged-particle pseudorapidity density at mid-rapidity in p–Pb collisions at = 8.16 TeV
Polyethylene naphthalate film as a wavelength shifter in liquid argon detectors
Relative particle yield fluctuations in collisions at
Search for steady point-like sources in the astrophysical muon neutrino flux with 8 years of IceCube data
Anatomy of ε′/ε beyond the standard model
β-Decay spectrum, response function and statistical model for neutrino mass measurements with the KATRIN experiment
K− multi-nucleon absorption cross sections and branching ratios in Λp and Σ0p final states
Emerging -anomaly from tree-level determinations of and the angle
Non-Bessel–Gaussianity and flow harmonic fine-splitting
Limits on dark matter effective field theory parameters with CRESST-II
: a Python package for the running and matching of Wilson coefficients above and below the electroweak scale
Azimuthal asymmetries of charged hadrons produced in high-energy muon scattering off longitudinally polarised deuterons
Evidence of a structure in consistent with a charged , and updated measurement of at Belle
Search of the neutrino-less double beta decay of Se into the excited states of Kr with CUPID-0
Search for neutrinos from decaying dark matter with IceCube
Is the bump significant? An axion-search example
Cosmological perturbations in a class of fully covariant modified theories: application to models with the same background as standard LQC
36 11.10
7 1.77
10 4.02
4 0.73
21 6.10
4 0.71
1 0.10
1 0.03
3 0.64
3 0.31
15 3.59
10 0.12
39 8
1 0.67
3 0.70
2 0.49
4 1.15
3 0.04
Chemistry 145 65.96
Earth & Environmental Sciences 36 9.02

Highlight of the month

Tired T cells? Blame TOX

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© Photolibrary/Getty

During cancer and certain viral infections, disease-fighting immune cells progressively enter a dysfunctional, ‘exhausted’ state — and a newly discovered regulatory protein helps explain why.

A team co-led by researchers from the Technical University of Munich showed in mice and humans that chronic exposure to viruses elevated levels of a protein called TOX and led to the maintenance of T cells with a reduced ability to fight disease.

Eliminating the part of TOX needed for DNA binding helped keep T cells in an active state for longer, but the T cells ultimately became overstimulated and died off. TOX thus serves a dual role: promoting T cell exhaustion and maintaining large numbers of functional T cells.

Targeting TOX with drugs could help improve the durability of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases — but, the authors caution, any modulation of TOX activity must be carefully fine-tuned to ensure the long-term survival of T cells.

Supported content

  1. Nature 571, 265–269 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1326-9

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 38.44% Domestic
  • 61.56% 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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