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10.06.2020 – 14:06

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QS Rankings: TUM again rated Germany's best university


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TUM again rated Germany's best university

Moving up in the latest “QS World University Rankings”

In the prestigious “QS World University Rankings”, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has risen to the 50th position and is thus ranked as Germany's best university for the sixth time in a row. In Europe, it is among the four best technical universities.

To compile its rankings, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a British specialist in the analysis of higher education institutions, conducts surveys in science and business on the quality of universities. In addition, QS assesses the citation frequency of publications, the faculty/student ratio and the proportions of international students and staff.

In the latest issue, TUM has moved up five places to number 50 and is again the best-ranked German university. The top positions in the rankings are held by US universities. In Europe, TUM is one of the only four technical universities in the top 50 along with ETH Zurich, Imperial College London and EPF Lausanne.

TUM also regularly achieves very good results in other international rankings. For example, it ranks sixth in the world in the “Global University Employability Ranking”, in which companies rate the quality of graduates.

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- QS World University Rankings 2021:
- TUM in rankings: 

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities, with around 600 professors, 43,000 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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