The Technical University of Munich (acronym: TUM) is a public research university founded in Germany in 1868. It is one of Europe’s top universities, committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. The key figures are: 14 Departments, 5 Integrative Research Centres, 7 Corporate Research Centres, 41000 Students, 8692 Graduates (in 2016), 10103 Staff Members, 545 Professors, 5 Humboldt Professors, 177 degree programs. TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. In terms of scientific publications, the European Commission has listed TUM as the third university with the highest impact factor in Europe after Cambridge and Oxford.