Department

The Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich has 1.500 students and 200 members of academic staff working in 30 professorships, and takes a research-oriented approach to teaching also in cooperation with businesses and public institutions – embedded in the vibrant living and research environment of the Greater Munich Area.

With 1,500 students, 200 scientists and 30 professors, the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich is pursuing a research-oriented teaching approach in cooperation with public organizations and companies – embedded in the excellent living and research environment of the greater Munich area.

Our central task is to sustainably improve teaching and research in our field and to develop strategies for the transformation of our built environment. Starting from the core activity of designing, we synthesize, contextualize and design complex spatial solutions. Our vision is to successfully integrate design practice into research.

The department offers an unusually wide range of subjects. The three competence fields “Urban and Landscape Transformation”,”Integrated Building Technologies” and “Cultural Heritage, History and Criticism” are characteristic.

We belong to one of the top universities in Europe. As a university, the TUM is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young professionals. It also forges strong links with businesses and academic institutions around the world. The TUM describes itself as an entrepreneurial university and was one of the first three universities to be appointed to the German Excellence Initiative program. With its “Emerging Field Policy”, the TUM explores new areas of development at the intersection of academia, the economy, and society.