Entities

Technical University of Munich

Nickname
Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Acronym
TUM
Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1868

The Technical University of Munich combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for 42,000 students. It has more than 400 buildings across three campuses in the state of Bavaria: Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. The university is divided into 13 departments. It is also home to an Olympic park and university hospitals.

Specializing in the natural sciences, several inventors have studied at the institution, including:

  • Carl von Linde, who invented the refrigerator; and
  • Rudolf Diesel, who conceived the diesel engine.