Fakultät Informatik

Munich: Beautiful City – IT Hotspot

One of the World’s Best Study Destinations

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Photographer: Torsten Krüger, München Tourismus

In worldwide comparisons, Munich has been consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to study and live (see  QS Best Student Cities,  Mercer Quality of Living Ranking). Students, young professionals, and renowned scholars from all over the world gather in Munich, where they enjoy the international flair and extraordinary quality of life. With a population of just under 1.4 million, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city – but also one of the cleanest and safest metropolitan areas in the country.

Munich offers something for everyone. The magnificent English Garden lies at the center of the city and is among one of the largest city-center public parks in the world. Nature lovers can enjoy the city’s many parks or go mountain biking and climbing, skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Alps. The museums in Munich are renowned worldwide and for cultural entertainment you can choose from among more than 100 theatres and concert halls.

 Munich Photo Gallery

Germany’s Most Important IT Location

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Photographer: P. Scarlandis, München Tourismus

Munich and its surroundings represent an international hotspot for information and communication technology. No other place in Germany has more companies in the field of IT, software, and communications. Big names such as Apple, Adobe, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems are located here. As a student here, you will be able to benefit from this throughout your studies. You can work together with companies on research and development projects, or complete a hands-on internship at an IT firm.

Munich is the capital of the state of Bavaria, which is also a leading high-tech location. In 2010, almost 28 percent of patent applications in Germany came from Bavaria. The city serves as an excellent launchpad for any computer-related career.

The Garching Campus: Your Home for Research Excellence

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Photographer: Ernst Graf

The Department of Informatics is located on TUM’s Garching Campus, one of the largest research centers in Germany. The campus lies north of Munich and is directly connected to the city center by its own subway station (travel time 25 min.).

Other TUM departments such as Mathematics, Engineering, and Natural Sciences are our neighbors on the Garching Campus. We are also within walking distance of:

Students and researchers have many opportunities to work and learn in interdisciplinary teams due to the close proximity of these institutes and research facilities.

 

Best Student City Ranking 2016

A comparison of university cities worldwide places Munich among the top study locations. Munich moved to 11th place, up from its ranking at 14th in the previous year. Only two German cities made it to the top 50: Berlin and Munich. The ranking is based on other rankings like the QS University Ranking.

 

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Munich: Europe's Top ICT Location

Atlas of ICT Activity in Europe 2014 
Munich is the top information and communication technology location in Europe, lying ahead of London and Paris – as per the European Commission's "Atlas of ICT Activity in Europe 2014" survey results. 

Among other things, the survey cites the high density of excellent universities, research institutes and innovative companies that generate a high level of patents locally. With regard to network activities and co-operations between research institutions and companies, Munich is also rated very well.  

IT Start-Up Leader

Munich is the IT start-up capital of Germany. According to a study by BITKOM and the Center for European Economic Research , Bavaria has more IT start-up companies than any other state in Germany. And Munich leads the pack among cities in Bavaria.