17. August 2023

University of Bonn Ranks among World’s Top Universities University of Bonn Ranks among World’s Top Universities

The institution continues to advance in the well-known Shanghai Ranking to 67th worldwide and tenth in the EU

In the recently published Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Bonn has ranked as one of Germany’s top four universities and in the top ten EU-wide, taking 67th place in the list of the world’s leading universities. Bonn thus moved up nine slots since last year on the worldwide ranking list.

Bonn University is one of the top universities in the world.
Bonn University is one of the top universities in the world. - It further improves its ranking in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking to 67th in the world and 10th in the EU. © University of Bonn/Volker Lannert
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In Germany the University of Bonn ranked fourth after the University of Heidelberg and Munich’s two universities. These four Universities of Excellence are the only German universities in the world’s top 100.

In four of the six ranking indicator categories for Germany, Bonn lands within the top five. Bonn has also made gains, some quite significant, in the categories of Nobel and Fields Medal-winning alumni, published Nature and Science articles and total publications.

University of Bonn Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch: “Our position in global competition for the brightest minds continues to strengthen thanks to our dedicated efforts to create optimal conditions for researchers and a superb environment to conduct innovative research projects. Our strategy for the future and the innovative Transdisciplinary Research Areas we have formed have really accelerated our momentum, thus we will remain focused on further developing these going forward.”

The Shanghai Ranking, which has now been published every year since way back in 2003, focuses on research. Six indicators are applied for the Ranking, including academic publications and citations and high-profile awards like the Nobel Prize and Fields Medal, to gauge the relative performance of 1,000 universities. Forty-six German universities made it onto this year's overall list.

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