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 August 2018 - 31 July 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 August 2018 - 31 July 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.

549 146.83

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Life Sciences 202 31.43
Physical Sciences 218 53.23
4 2.44
7 1.96
3 0.51
4 0.70
2 0.05
27 6.06
34 9.96
7 1.77
A new empirical method to estimate the molecular gas mass in galaxies
Predictions of the pseudo-complex theory of Gravity for EHT observations – II: theory and predictions
Predictions of the pseudo-complex theory of gravity for EHT observations – I. Observational tests
TXS 0506+056, the first cosmic neutrino source, is not a BL Lac
First detection of the pre-biotic molecule glycolonitrile (HOCH2CN) in the interstellar medium
On the discrepancy between the X-ray and UV absorption measurements of O vi in the local ISM
The fifth force in the local cosmic web
13 4.90
4 0.69
20 5.96
4 0.71
1 0.10
1 0.03
3 0.64
3 0.31
16 3.61
9 0.11
40 7.95
1 0.67
5 1.42
2 0.49
5 2.15
3 0.04
Chemistry 148 65.71
Earth & Environmental Sciences 38 10.02

Highlight of the month

Biofuels could threaten biodiversity

© Jan-Otto/Getty

© Jan-Otto/Getty

Growing enough bioenergy crops to counter climate change could be as bad for biodiversity as continuing to burn fossil fuels.

The threats to wildlife if global temperatures rise more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial level are well studied, yet little is known about the effects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A team that included researchers from the Technical University of Munich modelled how climate change and land-use change would affect the distribution of land animals, under low- and high-emission scenarios.

Biofuels from oil palm, maize and rapeseed could help meet the low-emission target, but the crops would take over 4% of global land. The team found that the resultant habitat destruction would cause biodiversity losses that are not offset by the benefits of reducing global warming, particularly in the tropics.

Carefully considering the effects of land use change on biodiversity is essential when evaluating whether to expand the use of biofuels.

Supported content

  1. PNAS 115, 13294–13299 (2018). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807745115

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 38.57% Domestic
  • 61.43% 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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