Germany’s best university is in Munich, according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds global rankings for 2020.
Although no German university was among the top 50 ranked institutions in the world, a total of 25 of the country’s higher education institutions made it onto the list of the 1,000 best universities across the globe.
The top ranking came from the Technical University of Munich, which snagged the number 55 spot. It was followed by the Ludwigs-Maximillian-Universtat München, ranked at 63 and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, placed at 66.
The ranking is based on several factors such as how universities are evaluated by international and home students, as well how they are thought of by employers, and the academic world.
The QS list is viewed as one of the most influential university rankings in the world. The list is published on the website www.topuniversities.com, which had close to 70 million visitors last year.
The very top of the table was dominated by US universities, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) coming top, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University. Oxford University in the UK came fourth, while the California Institute of Technology was ranked fifth.
Here’s the 25 German universities and where they’re ranked in the QS list:
55 Technical University of Munich
63 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
66 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
120 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
124 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
130 Freie Universität Berlin
138 RWTH Aachen University
147 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
169 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
169 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
179 Technische Universität Dresden
197 University of Göttingen
227 Universität Hamburg
243 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
260 Technische Universität Darmstadt
279 Universität Stuttgart
291 Universität Frankfurt am Main
308 University of Cologne
314 Universität Mannheim
319 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
340 Universität Jena
340 University Ulm
347 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
410 Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
424 Universität Konstanz
Ranking – (die) Rangliste
Influential – einflussreich
To publish – veröffentlichen
Academic – akademisch
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