Top Results for the Math Department

CHE- and QS-Ranking in 2018

13 June 2018
CHE- und QS-Ranking 2018
Fantastic results for the teaching offered and for the organisation of studies -  in the current CHE-Ranking, Bachelor students rated the Department of Mathematics. Good results have also been attained in the QS-Ranking.



Every three years, the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) evaluates subjects at more than 330 high schools in Germany.  The evaluation covers over 20 categoreis and divides these into three groups.  

The TUM Department of Mathematics is in the top group of the CHE-Ranking 2018 for: 

  • general study situation
  • support when starting studies
  • teaching offered
  • organisation of studies
  • scientific value
  • international orientation
  • support for studies abroad
  • IT-Infrastructure
  • rooms


QS World University Ranking

In the renowned World University Ranking 2018 of the british recruitment agency QS, the Technical University of Munich achieved place 61, and is one of the top german Universities listed. 

In the ranking according to subject 2018, natural sciences at the TUM achieve a good 20th placing. Within this, the Maths Department occupies 50th place, together with the University College London (UCL) and the National Taiwan University. This result puts the TUM in 3rd place within all German Universities, after only the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn and the Technical University of Berlin.

Four criteria form the basis for the evaluation:  

  • academic reputation of the university
  • reputation as employer
  • number of cited studies
  • the so-called H-Index. This measures the productivit and influence of a scientist, group or university based on cited publications.  

QS weights the criteria differently each year:  Methodology 2018


Results of the high school rankings in detail  

Further ranking results of the Technical University of Munich can be found under:  The TUM in Rankings.