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 2018 by subject – Computer Science
- QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 – Computer Science & Information Systems
- ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 - Computer Science & Engineering („Shanghai-Ranking“)
- National Taiwan University Ranking 2017 – Computer Science
- US News & World Report 2018 – Best Global Universities for Computer Science

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 40th 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 2018 by subject“, belongs to the Top 20 worldwide in “Computer Science“. In the ranking, it reached 16th 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 ranking „ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 - Computer Science & Engineering“ („Shanghai-Ranking“) as in the past years, TUM Informatics once again emerges as the top university in Germany. The TUM is now placed at rank 51-75.
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)

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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In the “CHE Ranking 2017 Business Computing,” the TUM Informatics department placed in the top for the two categories “overall study situation” and “publications per professor.” Just one other university reached the top level in three categories. The detailed analysis of the rankings shows that students are particularly satisfied with TUM Information Systems: in eight of the twelve sub-categories students voted the TUM into the top.
The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), 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)

Technische Universität München in Rankings

Technische Universität München in Rankings

In both international and national rankings, the Technical University of Munich is rated as one of Germany’s top universities.

A detailed overview of the current university rankings can be found  here.

 

 

 

 

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“