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Technical University of Munich

4.4 out of 5 (56 ratings / 38 reviews) München, Germany
The Technische Universität München (TUM; University of Technology, Munich; Technical University of Munich) is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan.

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Ever since its founding in 1868, TUM has been at the forefront of innovation. TUM scientists today have the same goal as their 19th century counterparts: finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward. TUM was founded to provide the state of Bavaria with a center of learning dedicated to the natural sciences.


13 departments form the academic basis of TUM. They represent a portfolio of subjects focusing on natural sciences, engineering sciences, life and food sciences and medicine that is virtually unrivaled. Technology-oriented business management and the TUM School of Education complete these focus areas.


Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europes top universities for research. One of Germanys first Universities of Excellence, it achieves impressive scores in all international rankings. Its mission is to add value to society.Researchers at TUM believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the key to solving the major challenges of the future: Health & Nutrition, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Climate, Information & Communications, Mobility & Infrastructure.


Are you looking for a Tenure Track professorship, a PhD or postdoc position, or a job as a student assistant? We are always on the look-out for highly qualified and motivated staff. TUM’s success in research and teaching is built on the caliber of its people.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Good information and communication facilities are a service that our students rightly expectThe Career Service of TU München serves as a link between university and business, between studies and career, between research and occupational practice, between students, alumni and potential employers.The experiences of alumni and dedicated employees can be passed on to the students via the alumni network.The Munich public transport authority (MVV) offers a ticket for students (student rate II - "Ausbildungstarif II") enabling to use trains, subways, trams and busses with the discounted

Housing services

  • Tum Apartament Listings

Apartments on offer in the TUM listings are only available to TUM students and employees. Inserting an ad is free for both landlords and prospective tenant.

  • Halls of Residence

Most of the student halls of residence are run by the Munich Student Union (Studen­ten­werk München). There are also halls run by social and private organizations. The university itself does not run any halls of residence.

  • Private Accommodation

Room, apartment, shared flat: Most TUM students and employees find their ac­com­modation privately. Many have made friends for life by opting for a shared flat (known as a WG in German).

Hotels and Youth Hostels

  • Short-time stay

Library services

  • Fast Route to Library Materials
  • Open Access Loan
  • Service Library
  • Media Services
  • Server media
  • Lecture Notes

ICT services

  • General Questions, Help, Manuals
  • Account, Login, TUM ID, MWNID, TUMCard
  • Storage, NAS-filer, Project Storage, Webdisk
  • eLearning
  • E-mail, Exchange, webmail, mailing lists
  • Function objects, shared mailboxes, groups, distribution lists, function accounts
  • Internet access, eduroam, VPN, WiFi
  • IT training
  • IT Security
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Media Production & Design

Medical services

The user parameter LME is only relevant if you use the clinical system in combination with SAP Patient Management (IS-H).Medical services are not displayed in the default setting of the service entry transaction of SAP Patient Management. The user parameter LME enables you to include medical services in the service entry view.

Student Life

Campus life

The Garching campus, unlike the downtown area, is set up more like a traditional quadrangle style campus with a large grouping of buildings. At the moment, university buildings are spread over four main and several minor locations.

The heart of the university is situated on the main campus in the state capital: this houses the university headquarters, most of the administrative offices and the faculties of Architecture, Structural Engineering & Surveying, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Economics. The Department of Sport Science is located at the Olympic stadium, the Department of Medicine is incorporated in the TUM's Clinic 'right of the Isar'.

Sports facilities

90 sports and fitness activities: From aerobics to yoga, ZHS has it all. Keep fit classes, climbing and beach volleyball are especially popular. With 15,000 members, ZHS is the largest university sports community in Germany – bringing together students from every university in Munich.

The Alps and Lake Starnberg: ZHS makes excellent use of Munich’s surrounding countryside. Windsurfers and sailors enjoy the windy conditions on Lake Starnberg. Plus of course the Bavarian Alps, within easy distance for climbers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders.Olympic facilities: ZHS is based at the TUM campus in Munich’s Olympic Park in the north of the city, which was built for the 1972 Games.


TUM was system-acc­re­dited by the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assu­rance in Higher Edu­cation (OAQ) on 14 May 2014, with no stipu­lations im­posed. The decision reached by the OAQ's Acc­re­ditation Commission is valid through 30 September 2021, and applies to all degree programs that have passed TUM's in­ternal QM assessment pro­cedures.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Living in Pakistan and dreaming of studying in international academic arena was kind of a big deal for me. Most people would think that, it's not much big of a deal, but believe me it is and I had to invest a lot of time transforming that dream to reality. Research became my passion in final year of my undergrad and I wanted to work with elite class University's professors...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Education here is top quality in terms of teaching and research. You have the opportunity to advance your technical, intercultural and just about any competence (including entrepreneurship). There are opportunities to meet with industry leads and get to pitch yourself for a great opportunity. The possibilities are limitless here.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at TUM has been really positive. The program has been quite flexible and I was not at any point doing a course I didn't like because every course was elective. Apart from studies, the university provided us with a handful of extracurricular activities that personally enriched my life. The campus is very diverse and the advisors are very helpful. Apart from...

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