19 August 2013
Shanghai Ranking puts TU München in the top 50 worldwide
The “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (“Shanghai Ranking”) has rated the Technische Universität München (TUM) as the best German university for the third consecutive time. The TUM moved up three places to reach 50th position. In the individual subject rankings, chemistry (13th place) and information technology (40th place) achieved outstanding positions globally and the best ratings in Germany. In the evaluation of disciplinary fields, the TUM came out on top nationally in the natural sciences / mathematics, engineering and life sciences.
The renowned ranking by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University evaluates the research achievements of universities worldwide. The assessment is based above all on publications in important journals and scientists’ citation ratings, as well as the number of scientists and alumni with Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals.
In Germany, TUM ranked higher than the University of Heidelberg (54th place), LMU Munich (61st place), and the University of Freiburg (100th place). None of Germany’s other technical universities made a showing above ranks 201-300. TUM was ranked fourth-best among all technical universities in Europe.