THE Impact Rankings: TUM ranked number one in the world for innovation
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TUM ranked number one in the world for innovation
New Impact Rankings announced by Times Higher Education
In the THE Impact Rankings, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) secured the top spot in the world in the category industry, innovation and infrastructure. This ranking covers research output as well as patents, start-ups and working relationships with companies.
For the THE Impact Rankings, the British magazine Times Higher Education studies the impact of universities in various categories derived from the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals. In the area of industry, innovation and infrastructure, the rankings reflect the number of research publications in fields that play an important role in innovations with a sustainable impact such as energy, Industry 4.0, smart cities and 3D printing. Also reflected in the university rankings are citations of research work in patents, the number of start-ups launched and the research income from industry.
With the maximum number of points, TUM ties for the number one spot in the worldwide table with the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto and TU Delft. Important partners of TUM in the top 100 include Imperial College London (16th) and École Polytechnique (44th).
TUM also achieves excellent results in other international rankings on a regular basis, including 12th place worldwide in the latest Global University Employability Ranking, in which companies rate the quality of graduates.
THE Impact Ranking – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2021/industry-innovation-and-infrastructure#!/
Innovation at TUM: https://www.tum.de/en/innovation/
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 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.