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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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019
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.
Outputs by subject (FC)
Highlight of the month
Biofuels could threaten biodiversity
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.
- PNAS 115, 13294–13299 (2018). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807745115
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International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 38.57% Domestic
- 61.43% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (190 total)
- Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
- Domestic institution
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany
Max Planck Society, Germany
Leibniz Association, Germany
Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany
Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany
Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany
University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (1884 total)
- Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Germany
- ALICE Collaboration, Switzerland
- Bavarian NMR Center (BNMRZ), Germany
- Belle Collaboration, Japan
- Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich (BCCN), Germany
- Borexino Collaboration, Italy
- COMPASS Collaboration, Switzerland
- Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), Germany
- Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE), Australia
- Cluster of Excellence - e-conversion, Germany
- Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM), Netherlands
- DZHK Partner Site Munich, Germany
- DZIF Partner Site Munich, Germany
- DZNE Site Munich, Germany
- Double Chooz Collaboration, France
- EchoGen Consortium, Netherlands
- Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO), United States of America (USA)
- Global BPGen Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- HMGU Clinical Cooperation Group Antigen-specific Immunotherapy, Germany
- HMGU Clinical Cooperation Group Immune Monitoring, Germany
- Hall A Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- Helmholtz Virtual Institute of Complex Molecular Systems in Environmental Health (HICE), Germany
- Human Brain Project (HBP), Switzerland
- IceCube Collaboration, United States of America (USA)
- Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI), Germany
- Institute of Silicon Chemistry at TU München, Germany
- Institute of Virology, Germany
- International Brachypodium Initiative (IBI), United States of America (USA)
- International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC), United States of America (USA)
- Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST), Germany
- Munich GeoCenter (MGC), Germany
- Munich Heart Alliance (MHA), Germany
- Munich Quantum Center (QMC), Germany
- Straubing Centre of Science (WZS), Germany
- TUM CREATE, Singapore
- The AMD Gene Consortium, Germany
- The Cardiogenics Project, Germany
- The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA), Italy
- The LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration, Switzerland
- The QT Interval International GWAS Consortium (QT-IGC), United States of America (USA)
- Universitary Center of Health Sciences at Klinikum Augsburg (UNIKA-T), Germany
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