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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is characterised by a unique profile with its core domains natural sciences, engineering, life sciences and medicine. The institutional strategy is focused on strengthening the excellence of disciplinary core competences in research, teaching and learning, but is also targeted towards the promotion of ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research. TUM is committed toward the major challenges facing society in the 21st century in areas such as energy, climate, and environment, natural resources, health and nutrition, communication and information, mobility and infrastructure. Besides research and teaching, TUM inspires and pro-actively empowers its students, academics, and alumni to think and act entrepreneurially. It initiates growth-oriented start-ups and assists its entrepreneurs in building new companies (TUMentrepreneurship). In the Seventh European Union Research Framework Program and in Horizon 2020, TUM was involved in more than 350 EU research projects, coordinated more than 30 of them and participated in 71 ERC Grants in total so far. The student body of TUM is currently more than 40 000 students and is constantly rising. TUM is regularly among the best national performers in international rankings. For the third time in a row, TUM took first place among the German universities in the renowned QS World University Ranking (rank 64 worldwide). It was classified as the best German university in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking (rank 47 worldwide). TUM was ranked 8th in the Global Employability University Ranking in which companies worldwide evaluate the quality of university graduates. The THE World University Ranking counts TUM among Germany ́s four best universities in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer (rank 46 worldwide). And according to the ranking recently published by the news agency Reuters (Europe’s Most Innovative Universities), TUM is the most innovative German university (rank 4 in Europe). With its institutional strategy “TUM.The Entrepreneurial University”, TUM has been among the first three German universities in 2006 to be successful in all three funding lines of the excellence initiative. In 2012 TUM was again successful in the second round of the Excellence Initiative. TUM is member of the EuroTech Universities Alliance which was founded in 2006 and brings together four top-class universities (DTU, TU/e, EPFL, TUM). Together they are committed to finding technical solutions which address the major challenges of modern society. Their intensive collaboration across research, education & innovation support the EU ́s goal of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.


TUM is contributing to the following work packages:

  • “Measuring, Modelling, Mapping and Monitoring”: Development of new tools for the visualisation and analysis of data transfers
  • “Software Architecture and System Software”: Low-level interfaces for performance measurement, memory management and resource control via PMIx
  • “System-level programming”: Malleability and profiling extensions for MPI, as well as advances memory control options for MPI
  • “Dissemination and Exploitation”: Support of standardisation efforts for MPI and PMIx


Website: https://www.tum.de/