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
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
Topological proximity effects in a Haldane graphene bilayer system
Polarized inelastic neutron scattering of nonreciprocal spin waves in MnSi
Efficiently solving the dynamics of many-body localized systems at strong disorder
Magnetic proximity effect in Nb/Gd superlattices seen by neutron reflectometry
In-plane anisotropy of the photon-helicity induced linear Hall effect in few-layer WTe2
Two-temperature scales in the triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet
Partial ordering and phase elasticity in the MnGe short-period helimagnet
Machine learning of quantum phase transitions
Probing hidden spin order with interpretable machine learning
Ultrahigh-resolution neutron spectroscopy of low-energy spin dynamics in UGe2
Coulomb-induced instabilities of nodal surfaces
Detection and characterization of many-body localization in central spin models
Magnetic structure and spin correlations in magnetoelectric honeycomb Mn4Ta2O9
Thermodynamic evidence of a second skyrmion lattice phase and tilted conical phase in Cu2OSeO3
Hyperfine interaction and electronic spin fluctuation study on Sr2−xLaxFeCoO6 (x = 0, 1, 2) by high-resolution backscattering neutron spectroscopy
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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