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University of Bonn again among the global TOP 100

Chinese publish list of the World’s best universities

Like in prior years, the University of Bonn has again been ranked among the TOP 100 universities of the world in the current “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (ARWU). At No. 94 and as one of only six German universities, the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität made it onto this global list published by the Center for World-Class Universities at the renowned Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

In addition to Bonn, the only university in North-Rhine Westphalia with a double-digit ranking, the two Munich universities (placing 47th & 54th), as well as Heidelberg (62), Göttingen (86), and Frankfurt (100) made it under the Top 100.

Bonn did even better in the sub-category that scores only the mathematical/science disciplines of the universities – here, Bonn landed in the 51-75 ranking category (no individual rankings).

In this ARWU, a total of over 1,000 universities were evaluated, focusing only on those who have Nobel Prize winners, persons awarded the Fields Medal, or can boast scientists who have been cited the most or published in Nature or Science. These – just as the publishing performance of faculty measured by various indices – also count towards the overall score.

The University of Bonn is the only German university that has produced two Nobel Prize winners from among its tenured professors over the past 25 years (Wolfgang Paul, physics 1989, and Reinhard Selten, economics 1994). And in Gerd Faltings, the Director of the Bonn Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, the University of Bonn also employs a recipient of the Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious global awards for mathematicians.

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