With 14 academic departments, TUM offers an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment in areas such as Health & Nutrition, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Climate, Information & Communications and Mobility & Infrastructure. To bunch all of these life sciences, the TUM emerged the science center Weihenstephan (WZW). The scientists at WZW develop solutions for existential questions in interdisciplinary means as well as in larger research associations together with around five thousand students preparing for their occupational future at this site of TUM.
Moreover, almost all centers of the Technical University of Munich share the similarity of the awareness-raising of sustainability. This is shown in the merger of three departments into the Centre for Sustainable Building for instance. Additionally, the TUM offers sustainable majors in different fields and students have the chance to take part in various sustainable projects. On top of that, students themselves get engaged in sustainable development projects on behalf of the TUM as well.
With more than 9,846 employees, 40,124 students and a budget of EUR 1,329 million, the TUM is one of Europe’s top universities. As one of the first Universities of Excellence in Germany, the TUM constantly achieves high scores in national and international rankings. For their outstanding achievements, academics from the TUM are regularly honored with prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize, Leibniz Prize and Humboldt Professorship.
Founded in 1868, the TUM was initially a centre of learning focused on natural sciences. Through the years it played a crucial role in turning Bavaria from an agricultural to an industrial state. By cooperating with industry partners, TUM supported this transition process with technological innovations and transformed Bavaria to a leading high-tech hub in Europe.