Facts and Figures

We are convinced that only those who understand the world as a whole can move it as a whole! With this mission, the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) started in spring 2018 as the 15th department of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). It is already one of the world's leading institutions in this field and is a pacesetter in research, teaching and innovation throughout Germany. With targeted staff investments and considerable technical growth in the coming years, we will further strengthen our position at the interfaces between the classical disciplines. We are proud to be on the high-tech campus in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen and fuel the cooperation with industry, start-ups and top international institutions.



24% female
and 52% international


4 Locations: Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen • Garching • Oberpfaffenhofen • Munich

For more information on our locations and our partners at the locations, please visit Network & Locations.


#08 worldwide in Geodesy/Remote Sensing in the Shanghai Subject Ranking
#16 worldwide in Aerospace Engineering in the Shanghai Subject Ranking

With its currently 22 professorships and chairs, the department is already playing in the Champions League of research: In the Shanghai Subject Ranking, it ranks 8th in geodesy/remote sensing and 16th in aerospace worldwide.

As of January 28, 2021