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12.09.2019 – 14:17

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TUM among Europe's best technical universities

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TUM among Europe's best technical universities

"World University Rankings" published by Times Higher Education

The latest issue of the "THE World University Rankings" places the Technical University of Munich (TUM) among Europe's four best technical universities. For the third time in a row TUM has been ranked number two among all German universities.

Compared to the previous year, TUM has moved up one spot in the world ranking to 43rd place. At the same time TUM has continued to assert its ranking among the four best European technical universities, following its partner university Imperial College London (ranked 10th), ETH Zurich (ranked 13th) and EPF Lausanne (ranked 38th), a partner in the EuroTech Universities Alliance.

Compared to all universities, TUM has for years placed in the top three in Germany together with LMU Munich (ranked 32) and Heidelberg University (ranked 44). As before, the ranking is led by universities from the United Kingdom and the USA.

Top positions in other rankings

The ranking by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) takes various factors into account: Scientists and scholars worldwide are surveyed on the research and teaching reputations of the universities. In addition, data such as the number of publications per researcher, the citations per publication, the teacher-student ratio, third-party funding raised from the private sector and the degree of internationalization are assessed.

TUM regularly places very high in other international rankings, too. In the "Global University Employability Ranking" TUM is ranked number six, and seventh in "Europe's Most Innovative Universities". According to the "QS World University Ranking", TUM is the best German university.

More information:

- THE World University Rankings 2020: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world
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- TUM in rankings: https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/our-university/rankings/  
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe's leading research
universities, with around 550 professors, 41,000 students, and 10,000 academic
and non-academic staff. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural
sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economic and social
sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and
creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in
science and industry. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in
Singapore as well as offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco,
and São Paulo. Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von
Linde, and Rudolf Mößbauer have done research at TUM. In 2006, 2012, and 2019 it
won recognition as a German "Excellence University." In international rankings,
TUM regularly places among the best universities in Germany. 

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