Facts and Figures 2016

Excellent scientists teach and investigate at TUM Informatics: Evidence of this are six Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award winners, two IEEE Pioneer Award winners and two Alexander von Humboldt Professorships.

Rankings have assessed the TUM Informatics as being the top Department of Informatics in Germany for several years now.

Being one of the largest Departments of Informatics in Germany, TUM Informatics carries out research and teaching in almost all areas of the field.

Munich, an important scientific and IT center, also numbers among one of the most popular study locations worldwide thanks to its recreational and cultural offerings. In winter semester 2016, TUM informatics was able to take on a nearly 12% increase in students (in Diploma, Bachelor, and Masters programs) as compared to winter semester 2015.

New student enrollments in the department for winter semester 2016/17 showed an increase from 2015 by 18.9% for Bachelor programs and 13.2% for Masters programs.

About 30% of the 4,744 students at our Department are from countries outside Germany. About 700 students have chosen one of our five Master's programs taught in English. After graduation, many decide to stay in Munich or Germany for some time, working in IT industry or preparing their PhD.

Even after finishing their studies, newly graduated jobseekers still have an advantage: TUM Informatics degrees are held in high regard by HR officers, according to the Germany-wide 2016 university ranking by WirtschaftsWoche.