In both international and national rankings, TUM is rated as one of Germany´s top universities. TUM currently holds 53rd place in the international Shanghai Ranking. In the country-wide Excellence Initative, it impressed judges in 2006 and 2012 with its concept of "TUM. The Entrepreneurial University". Its combination of subjects is unique in Europe. At present, TUM has approximately 31,000 students enrolled in 160 courses. TUM is distinguished by top achievements in research and teaching, interdisciplinary studies, capacity-building and the promotion of talent. It also boasts strong alliances with companies and scientific institiutions around the world. Students have the opportunity to cooperate with one of the 170 partner colleges and universities abroad.