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TUM physics among the top 16 worldwide

QS Ranking: outstanding scores in engineering and natural sciences

2019-02-27 – News from the Physics Department

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is ranked among the 25 best universities worldwide in the areas of engineering and the natural sciences. TUM also placed in the top 50 for 10 individual subjects according to the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019”. TUM physics is at the global rank 16, the best of the German universities.

TUM is highly regarded in science as well as industry and ranked 16th in physics. – Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM

TUM placed 22nd in Engineering & Technology and 24th in Natural Sciences. This made it the best German university in both of these broad subject areas.

For this ranking, which is among the most influential in the world, the British recruitment company QS asks scientists and companies to rate the best universities. It also collects data on the frequency of citations of published research. The weightings of the various indicators take into account the diverse cultures across disciplines.

Along with the broad subject areas, QS also examines individual subjects. With improved results over the previous year in almost every area, TUM now counts among the 50 best universities in 10 subjects:

Subject Global rank Rank in Germany
Physics & Astronomy 16 1
Electrical Engineering 20 1
Architecture 25 1
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering 25 2
Agriculture & Forestry 26 3
Chemistry 27 1
Computer Science & Information Systems 34 1
Materials Science 39 2
Mathematics 45 1
Chemical Engineering 50 3

The issue of the “QS World University Ranking” with overall ratings for universities was released in mid-2018. TUM ranked 61st, and was thus the best German university for the fourth consecutive year.

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