As one of only three universities distinguished with the German Excellence Award in 2006 and 2012, the Technische Universitat Munchen (Technical University of Munich) is a leading university in Germany and Europe, serving as an important global player in the international world of science and technology.

TUM combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for 37,343 students. TUM scientists are committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society as we move forward: Health & Nutrition • Energy & Natural Resources • Environment & Climate • Information & Communications • Mobility & Infrastructure. TUM thinks and acts with an entrepreneurial spirit. Its aim is ambitious: to create lasting value for society through excellence in education and research, the active promotion of next-generation talent and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. All of which combine to make TUM one of Europe’s leading universities.

The TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) partners with NanoRING and provides the infrastructure to a dedicated consortium of TUM faculty spanning various fields of nanotechnology to foster research opportunities to international students. The IGSSE is sponsored by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments with more than 15 million Euros in funds for the period 2006-2017 and integrates Natural and Engineering Sciences through graduate and postgraduate education strongly rooted in TUM´s internationally renowned research environment.

German Language Training

The ability to use German for communicative purposes provides students with a greater access to German culture. A comfortable working knowledge of German and a familiarity with German culture prepare the students for an increasingly international working environment

German Culture and History

Visits to cultural sites give both an introduction to the cultural and political profile and to the importance of technology in the development of arts and the architecture in history (e.g. Nuremberg, Augsburg). Social events complement the daily life experience and create opportunities to interact with other students.

English is the language of instruction and communication for the NanoRING program. The intensive German language training will be taught exclusively in German wiht the express goal of encouraging students to achieve a good level of communicative competence as quickly as possible.