Fakultät Informatik

Top-Ranked University and Department

In national rankings, the Department of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich is in the lead: HR managers regularly award it a high reputation. In many international rankings too, TUM Informatics has emerged – many years in a row now – as the best German university in the field of Informatics.  Here are some examples:

- THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject – Computer Science
- QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 – Computer Science & Information Systems
- Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, ARWU („Shanghai-Ranking“) – Computer Science
- National Taiwan University Ranking 2016 – Computer Science
- US News & World Report 2016-17 – Computer Science
- University Ranking by Academic Performance 2016, Information and Computing Sciences

Our Department in International Rankings

Our Department in International Rankings

In the single subject ranking from the “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 - Computer Science & Information Systems”, TUM Informatics is classified as being the top German university in informatics and holds the 40nd place. The university has held this leading position in Germany for many years now. No other German Department of Informatics has made it in the top 50 listing. The “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017“, which assesses individual subjects and compares universities, uses data from the “QS World University Rankings”. The subject ranking is methodically based on surveys from academics and employers and on the number of citations per scientific publication in a particular subject. For this purpose, reference was made to data sets from the research citations literature database “Scopus”.

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The TUM Department for Informatics, according to the “THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject“, belongs to the Top 10 worldwide in “Computer Science“. In the ranking, it reached 9th place, making it once again the best Informatics department in Germany. “Times Higher Education” queries scientists worldwide about the reputation of universities in terms of research and teaching.  Furthermore, data such as the number of publications per scientist, citations per publication, the ratio between lecturers and students, third party funding received from industry, and the degree of internationalization is evaluated.

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In the individual subject rankings for “Computer Science” from the World Universities 2015, ARWU” (“Shanghai Ranking”), as in the past years, TUM Informatics once again emerges as the top university in Germany. The TU München was able to further improve its position and is now placed at rank 28. No other German Computer Science Department was represented under the top 150.
The Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking evaluates the research achievements of universities worldwide. In the process, the following will be rated: Publications in important trade journals, scientist citation rates and the number of scientists and alumni who have won Nobel Prizes and field medals.

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 International rankings in previous years (Department of Informatics)

Technische Universität München in International Rankings

Technische Universität München in International Rankings

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has moved up once again to the become the fourth-ranked among 100 universities in the latest Reuters ranking of "Europe's Most Innovative Universities 2017". The British news agency Reuters analyzed how strongly the universities contribute to advances in technology and business through research findings and inventions.The ranking "Europe’s Most Innovative Universities" evaluated ten indicators in the period from 2010 to 2015, including how many patents the universities applied for and were awarded, how frequently these patents were cited in other patent applications and how often the university's scientific publications were cited in patent applications as well as in industrial research publications.

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Graduates from the TUM, according to estimates from businesses, number amongst the top 10 worldwide. This was the conclusion of the “Global Employability University Ranking 2016”, which surveyed nearly 6,000 CEOs and HR managers from 20 countries. Since 2014, the TUM has been in 8th place, making it the third best European university after Cambridge and Oxford. The ranking was performed by the French consulting firm Emerging and the German market research company Trendence, and was published in the British magazine “Time Higher Education”.

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In “THE World University Ranking 2015“ the TUM has obtained the 53rd position worldwide and is thus considered one of the top four German universities in research, teaching and transfer of knowledge. In Europe, the TUM ranks among the top four technical universities after the Imperial College London, the ETH Zurich and the EPF Lausanne. The ranking is headed by US and British universities.

“THE World University Ranking“, published by the British magazine “Times Higher Education“, surveys scientists worldwide regarding the reputation of universities.  Additionally, it ascertains data such as the number of publications per researcher, the citation rate per publication, the staff-student ration, as well as the third-party funding and the degree of internationalization.

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In the “Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015” (“Shanghai Ranking”), the Technische Universität München has improved by 2 places when compared to last year and has reached rank 51. It therefore ranks among the top three German universities. The renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking evaluates the research achievements of universities worldwide. In the process, the following will be rated: Publications in important trade journals, scientist citation rates and the number of scientists and alumni who have won Nobel Prizes and field medals – one of the most distinguished honours in Mathematics. The ranking includes an evaluation of over 1200 universities.

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The “QS World University Ranking 2015“ classifies the TUM at rank 60 pushing it into first place among German universities. TUM scored among the top five technical universities in Europe. The “QS World University Ranking“ assesses the university’s reputation as perceived by scientists and companies, the frequency of citations published in magazines, the supervisory relationship between teachers and students, as well as the proportion of international employees and students. In this year’s ranking, citations were first evaluated with a subject weighting in order to bring the high number of citations, especially in medicine and in the life sciences, into concordance with the low number of citations in other subject groups. In the rankings for individual disciplines, only the reputation in research and teaching and the citation frequency will be evaluated.

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 International Rankings from previous years (TU München)

Our Department in National Rankings

Our Department in National Rankings

HR managers at German companies agree that the TUM produces outstanding graduates in Informatics. In a 2016 Germany-wide college ranking by the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche”, TUM Informatics took third place and TUM Information Systems took second. To perform the ranking, 540 HR managers were asked which universities provide the best training for the needs of business.

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In the Centre for Higher Education Development’s (CHE) 2015 ranking, TUM Informatics has achieved top positions in selected categories. In this way, the university is at the forefront when it comes to the international focus of its Master’s Program, its support for studies abroad, its range of courses and its professional relevance. In assessing the research funds per scientist, TUM Informatics is also at the top. The infrastructure, such as the IT infrastructure or library facilities, is also optimally classified.The CHE Ranking refers to German-speaking areas and primarily serves as a type of orientation for prospective students. The Centre for Higher Education Development has assessed more than 300 universities. It evaluates individual subjects every three years. The CHE interviews students and uses various indicators from teaching and research approaches. As a result, universities in each category will be classified into three groups (the top group, middle group and bottom group).  

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The TUM School of Management achieved  3rd  place in the Handelsblatt 2014 Business Ranking. The research strengths of Business faculties in the German-speaking area was not the only criterion that was compared. The publication performance of over 2000 scientists in more than 1000 journals was also evaluated.
Top marks were received by two Information Systems Professors from the Department of Informatics: In the ranking for “ Life’s Work”, Helmut Krcmar achieved position 22 (Age: 60) and Martin Bichler achieved position 51 (Age: 43). In the ranking for “ Best Research Achievement”, which shows the research performance of scientists in the German-speaking area in the last 5 years, at the forefront we also find Martin Bichler who occupies 18th place and  Helmut Krcmar who occupies 38th place. In the assessment of presence in the qualitatively most important A+ journals,  Martin Bichler even occupies the third position.
The  Handelsblatt Business ranking is conducted every two years and lists scientists in German-speaking areas. Scientific publications are measured according to international standards. The ranking was created by ETH Zürich’s Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). 

Information Systems at the TUM received the most top ratings of all universities in the ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) 2014. Most of the grades are awarded by the students themselves. They rated the study situation at the TUM as very good.
The Centre for Higher Education Development, a German think tank, analyzed over 300 universities offering Bachelor degree courses as part of the most comprehensive ranking in the German-speaking world, which is primarily intended to offer guidance to those interested in embarking upon courses of study. It evaluates individual disciplines in three-year cycles. The CHE surveys both students and scientists and uses various teaching and research indicators depending upon the subject. The universities are consequently classified into three groups (top, middle and bottom) in the individual categories.

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 National Rankings from previous years (Department of Informatics)

 

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.  

TUM: Ideal for Start-Ups

Among the large universities, the Technische Universität München is the one that best supports business start-ups. This is the conclusion reached by „Gründungsradar 2013“, published by the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft). 

 Learn more about „Gründungsradar 2013“