Outstanding Position in THE Rankings
Excellent research is an important factor for the THE Rankings. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM
The latest edition of the THE World University Rankings places the Technical University of Munich (TUM) among the three best universities in the EU.
TUM has moved up two places as compared with the previous year and is now ranked 41st. Thus, the two Munich universities TUM and LMU are once again at the top in Germany. In the European Union, TUM reaches the third best position behind the Swedish Karolinska Institute (36th).
The ranking by the British magazine Times Higher Education takes various factors into account: Scientists and scholars worldwide are surveyed on the research and teaching reputations of the universities. In addition, data such as the number of publications per researcher, citations per publication, the teacher-student ratio, third-party funding raised from the private sector and the degree of internationalization are assessed.
TUM also regularly achieves excellent results in other international rankings. For example, it is listed as the best university in the EU in the QS World University Ranking. In the Global University Employability Ranking, in which companies rate the quality of graduates, it is ranked sixth worldwide.