The Technical University of Munich (TUM or TU Munich) is a public research university in Munich, with additional campuses in Garching, Freising, Heilbronn, Straubing, and Singapore. A technical university that specializes in engineering, technology, medicine, and the applied and natural sciences, it is organized into 11 schools and departments, and supported by numerous research centers. A University of Excellence under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, TUM is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the European Union and its researchers and alumni include 17 Nobel laureates and 23 Leibniz Prize winners.
- Department of Aerospace and Geodesy
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Informatics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- School of Medicine
- Department of Physics
- School of Education
- School of Governance
- School of Management
- School of Life Sciences
TUM is ranked first in Germany in the fields of engineering and computer science, and within the top three in the natural sciences. In the QS World Rankings, TUM is ranked 25th (worldwide) in engineering and technology, 28th in the natural sciences, 35th in computer science, and 50th place overall. It is the highest ranked German university in those subject areas. TUM has over 160 international partnerships, ranging from joint research activities to international study programs. As of winter semester 2021, 48,000 students are enrolled at TUM, of whom 36% are female and 38% are international students. The Student Council organizes a number of annual festivals. TUNIX and GARNIX are week-long open air festivals held every summer. TUNIX is held at the Königsplatz near the Munich campus, while GARNIX is held at the Garching campus. GLÜHNIX is a christmas market held in front of the Department of Mechanical Engineering every December. MaiTUM is a Bavarian Maifest, held at the Main Campus in May each year.