According to several rankings the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been consistently in the last years among the most successful departments worldwide.
In Times Higher Education Ranking, the universities are evaluated according to their activities in teaching and research, which is based on the citations, teaching indicators and research volume. In this ranking, TUM has the best place for the Engineering Studies in Germany.
In QS World University Ranking by Subject, the universities and specialized institutes are evaluated according to academic reputation, employer reputation, citation per publication and the h-index. In the past years, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was among the best in Europe.
The National Taiwan University Ranking is based on the number of publications and H-indices, where a huge part of the criteria is based on the performance in the previous decade. For that reason, the Taiwan Ranking is good indicator for the change process that occurs to the listed universities.
Since 2003, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released and updated by the Center for World-Class universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (earlier Institute for Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank the universities worldwide. These indicators are the number of graduates and winners of Nobel Prize as well as Field Medals, the number of frequent cited researcher from Thomson Reuters, the number of scientific articles published in Nature and Science, the number of articles chosen to be published in Science citation index, advanced and social science index.
The new international ranking of universities U-Multirank compares between faculties and subjects according to 30 different categories including e.g. research, teaching and learning, international orientation, knowledge transfer and regional engagement. Regarding teaching and research, the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is among the top places among the worldwide doctorate granting institutions.