18. August 2020

University of Bonn: Excellent Performance in Shanghai Ranking University of Bonn: Excellent Performance in Shanghai Ranking

4th place among German universities, 87th place worldwide

According to the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Chinese Jiaotong University in Shanghai, the University of Bonn is one of the four best universities in Germany, one of the best 20 universities in the European Union and one of the top 100 universities in the world.

Excellent Performance
Excellent Performance - The main building of the University of Bonn © Photo: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn
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The University of Bonn already received top marks in many disciplines in the Shanghai subject ranking published in June (https://www.uni-bonn.de/neues/150-2020), especially in mathematics and economics, and is now very well positioned in the overall ranking. The ranking pays particular tribute to the outstanding quality of Bonn’s researchers, namely with the highest score in Germany for the indicator "Prizes and Awards for Researchers" and the third highest score among the most cited researchers. In a total of four of the six indicators, the University of Bonn reaches the top 5 in Germany.

Since 2003, Jiaotong University Shanghai has been comparing 1,000 universities worldwide in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the so-called "Shanghai Ranking". The focus of the ranking is on research. The six indicators include scientific publications and citations as well as high-ranking awards such as Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals.

International visibility extended

The Rector of the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, is pleased about the excellent assessment: "The University of Bonn has earned itself a place among the best universities in Europe and the world. Our international visibility as a top German university has been further enhanced by our recent successes in Germany’s Excellence Strategy". Bonn is the most successful university in the German Excellence Strategy competition: No other university was able to win six Clusters of Excellence and the status of a University of Excellence.

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