The Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the highest ranked universities of Germany and, with about 36,000 students, TUM is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. TUM is member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology.
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a public research university located in Irvine, California, and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California system. UCI has over 30,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,000 staff. UCI is a top ranked university, nationally and internationally.