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TUM among top 50 universities in 10 subjects

New issue of QS World University Rankings by Subject

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is among the 50 best universities in the world both in engineering and natural sciences. These are results of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. TUM also placed among the top 50 in 10 individual subjects, including several top 25 rankings.

The British university service provider QS Quacquarelli Symonds compiles its university quality rankings through surveys of academics and employers. It also collects data on the number of citations of published papers as indicator of the quality of research. These indicators are weighted according to the prevailing culture in the various subject areas.

In the latest edition, TUM is ranked 29th in the broad area of Engineering and Technology and 31st in Natural Sciences and is thus number one in Germany in both fields.

TUM placed among the top 50 universities worldwide in the following subjects:

• Electric & Electronic Engineering: 17 (in Germany: 1)

• Physics / Astronomy: 22 (in Germany: 1)

• Architecture / Built environment: 23 (in Germany: 2)

• Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering: 23 (in Germany: 2)

• Chemistry: 30 (in Germany: 1)

• Agriculture / Forestry: 32 (in Germany: 3)

• Computer Science / Information Systems: 35 (in Germany: 1)

• Statistics / Operational Research: 40 (in Germany: 1)

• Biological Sciences: 48 (in Germany: 3)

• Materials Science: 49 (in Germany: 3)

The issue of the QS World University Rankings, which shows overall ratings for universities and also takes other indicators into account, was already released in mid-2020. TUM holds the number 50 position, which makes it the best university in the European Union. It is also top-ranked German university for the sixth consecutive year.

TUM also achieves excellent results in other subject area rankings. In the most recent THE World University Rankings by Subject, it placed 14th worldwide in computer science, 24th in engineering, 25th in physical sciences (comprising most natural sciences subjects) and 46th in life sciences.

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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities, with more than 600 professors, 45,000 students, and 11,000 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, 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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