Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich or TUM) was founded in 1868 and is among the best universities in Europe. TUM has graduated 13 Nobel Prize winners and numerous inventors. Since 2006, it has the title “University of Excellence”, an initiative of the Federal Government of Germany and the State of Bavaria, where Munich is located. To learn more about TUM, access TUM at a glance.

The institution offers 140 courses and has about 38,000 students, of which 20% are foreigners. TUM has 13 faculties, three integrated research centers, six central scientific institutes and about 500 teachers.
More information about studying at TUM is available here.

With Latin America, TUM maintains partnership agreements with 13 universities in Spanish-speaking countries and nine from Brazil, where it is a partner of the Brazilian program “Science without Borders”. The university has received more than 200 Brazilian scholarship winners under this program, in which it has participated since 2012.

The Universidade Federal de Campinas (Unicamp) is a strategic partner of the TUM Graduate School. Since 2011, TUM has coordinated the interdisciplinary scientific network “TUMBRA,” which analyzes biodiversity and sustainable land use, together with three Brazilian universities: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande no Norte (UFRN) and UNICAMP. For more information, click here.

Another successful program is the consortium “Eubranex” (European-Brazilian Network for Academic Exchange), coordinated by the Technical University of Munich. The network brings together 20 institutions of higher education excellence, 11 in Brazil and nine in Europe. Currently TUM is part of the consortium SMART² (SmartCities & SmartGrids for Sustainable Development) that brings together ten European universities and eight Brazilian universities for the development of smart cities and intelligent networks and receives funding from the European Union, from 2014 to 2017 (See:

TUM gained even more strength in Brazil in 2012, with the opening of an office for Latin America in the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH) in São Paulo.


Sören Artur Metz

Latin America Liaison Officer (TUM São Paulo - Office for Latin America)