TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann said: "I am delighted that we have been able to establish ourselves among the world's top 30 universities for the second year in a row. We have the outstanding commitment and excellent research and teaching at TUM to thank for this. All employees and students have reason to be proud of their university.
Nevertheless, we will not overestimate the rankings either, because such important areas as the top medical care in our clinics or the quality of education of the next generation of teachers are not covered by such rankings at all. The same applies to the innovative capacity of our engineers. But their impact in translating research results into practical applications is extremely important to us."