Technical University of Munich (TUM) offers a wide range of studies in engineering, natural sciences, life and medical sciences and economics. TUM covers a wide spectrum of fundamental and applied research. The course program contains about 160 courses of study, 98% with bachelor and master degrees. TUM has drawn up double degree agreements with more than 20 universities and maintains partnerships with around 170 universities worldwide. Today TUM comprises thirteen faculties with about 39,000 students (about 20 percent of whom come from abroad), 500 professors and roughly 10,000 members of staff, academic and non-academic. TUM thus is well positioned along the value chain of creating new knowledge and know how. Since its inception in 1868, TUM established its reputation as a foremost academic institution with six nobel prizes and many other prestigious awards, making it repeatedly the Number One German Technical university in different rankings. From the German Science Council and the German Research Foundation TUM was awarded as one of the outstanding German research univiersities. Today, TUM counts not only the best German academics as its alumni, but also a great number of top executives of German industry. TUM commits itself to the mission statement of The Entrepreunerial University.
TUM features a solid, characteristic profile in the fields of Science and Engineering. Alongside the traditional main areas addressed by technical universities, powerful links have been also established with the life sciences, ranging from nutrition and food sciences, biotechnology and bioinformatics to medicine. With the collaboration and combinations between the disciplines, numerous innovative research and teaching techniques have emerged.