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Technical University of Munich
Munich University of Technology, or Technical University of Munich (TUM) (German: Technische Universität München, TUM), is a major German university, located in Munich (and the towns of Garching and Weihenstephan out of Munich).
In 2004 the university ranked highest of all German universities on the Shanghai Jiao Tong annual league, coming in at no. 45 in the world. Munich's other major university is the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
|Motto: At home in Bavaria, successful in the world|
|President||Wolfgang A. Herrmann|
|Enrollment||20,000 undergrad.+grad., 750 post-grad.|
The TUM has several campuses:
- Main campus in downtown Munich
- Garching (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering...), complete with an on-campus General Electric Company facility
- Weihenstephan (Center of Life and Food Science)
- Hospital "rechts der Isar" (Medicine)
The TUM is divided into 12 departments:
- Business Administration
- Civil Engineering and Surveying
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Informatics (Computer Science)
- Weihenstephan Center of Life and Food Science
- Medicine with the university hospital "rechts der Isar"
- Sports Science
Currently TUM has aprox. 20,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs of which 3,700 are foreign students.
TUM has 500 professors, academic staff is 4,000, non-academic 5,500.
TUM features the world's first research neutron source FRM-II. It went into service on March 2, 2004.
- 1985 Klaus von Klitzing, Physics ("Quantum-Hall-Effect")
- 1973 Ernst Otto Fischer, Chemistry ("Sandwich Complexes")
- 1961 Rudolf L. Mößbauer, Physics ("Mößbauer-Effect")
- 1930 Hans Fischer, Chemistry
Famous TUM Personalities
- Rudolf Diesel
- Willy Messerschmitt
- Rudolf Bayer
- Heinz Maier-Leibniz
- Carl von Linde
- Oskar von Miller
- Claude Dornier
- Robert Huber
TUM has international partnerships with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore, Illinois Institute of Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, and many more.
TUM is also a partner of LAOTSE, an international network for student and senior lecturers among leading European and Asian universities.
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