TUM: Technical University of Munich – the Entrepreneurial University
Cutting-edge research and teaching meet at one of Europe’s top universities: the TUM: Technical University of Munich. So far, TUM has produced 17 Nobel Prize winners. It is based in Munich, a city that has much more to offer than BMW and the Oktoberfest.
Answers for the future: 41,500 students are currently studying at TUM – Germany’s second placed university according to "THE World University Ranking" in 2018 and rated fourth best in Europe among technical universities.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) spans four large sites in Bavaria: Munich, Garching, Weihenstephan, and Straubing.
TUM scientists are determined to find solutions for the most pressing challenges of our century: health and nutrition, energy, climate and environment, mobility, communication, natural resources, and infrastructure. Hundreds of students contributed to one such solution in MUTE, a purely electric, energy-efficient car. It now forms the basis of the joint project Visio.M between TUM and several global players in the automotive industry. Their aim: create a safe, efficient and affordable electric car. It's not unusual for TUM students to be integrated into multidisciplinary research projects, or even form their own groups – for example to explore space elevator technology.
Study in English: More than 48 master's and PhD degree programs at TUM are taught completely in English. You always need to prove your language proficiency when applying. For more info on prerequisite language skills, please consult the degree programs.
The mindset of the entrepreneur: Students profit from TUM’s entrepreneurial spirit. The university forges strong links with enterprises and also helps students to found their own startups.
Did you know? The founder of TUM also built the famous castle of Neuschwanstein in the Alps: Bavarian King Ludwig II. He founded the “Polytechnische Hochschule München” in 1868, when 24 professors started teaching around 350 students. It became known as TUM in 1970.
- Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy
- Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Sport and Health Science
- TUM School of Education
- TUM School of Governance
- TUM School of Management
- Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan
Contact Address and Useful Links
The TUM Campus Straubing – unique in Germany
The Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability is a Integrative Research Center at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Its focus in research and teaching makes the center unique: It will concentrate on renewable resources, biotechnology and bioeconomy. For this, new interdisciplinary degree programs will be established, that nationwide are only offered by TUM in Straubing.
The study content of the TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS) covers the entire value chain of biogenic raw materials - from cultivation, chemical-material use and energy recovery to economic aspects of the production, marketing and use of renewable raw materials.
TUM's fourth location will gradually expand to include 30 professorships. The academic education at the TUM Campus Straubing takes place within the framework of several Bachelor and Master programmes.
TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
Phone: +49 9421 187 166
Munich is a place to enjoy: The Oktoberfest might be Munich’s most famous attraction, but this city has so much more to offer. Take a walk through the vast English Garden at sunset, one of Europe’s largest parks. Meet with friends in the shade of a chestnut tree in one of the city’s many beer gardens.
Munich is a safe city – with one of the lowest crime rates in the country according to official police statistics. So dive into Munich’s buzzing nightlife the whole year through. Cheer for your football team in the Allianz Arena when the FC Bayern hosts a Champions League match. Enjoy world-class art in the Pinakothek galleries, which feature paintings by Dürer, Rubens, van Gogh and Picasso, only steps away from TUM’s main campus.
The Alps are an absolute must-see. From the city they can be seen rising in the distance. Get on the train, and in just about an hour you are there. Go skiing there in winter or hiking in summer.
Sports on Olympic facilities: Whether you study sports or not, every member of the university may use the futuristic facilities that were built for the Olympic Games of 1972. Today they form the university sports grounds. University teams from Munich compete on both national and international levels.