12. October 2022

University of Bonn moves up to 89th place in THE ranking University of Bonn moves up to 89th place in THE ranking

Outstanding success: best result since the global university ranking was established

In the latest World University Rankings published by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), the University of of Bonn has moved up 23 places compared with the previous year and is now ranked 89th among the almost 1,800 educational institutions evaluated worldwide. For the World University Rankings, various indicators are collected in the five areas of research, teaching, citations, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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The ranking is the University of Bonn's best result since the World University Rankings was established - at 89th place, it is ahead of several other renowned universities, including the FU Berlin (91st), RWTH Aachen (99th) and the Sorbonne Paris (90th). With its seventh place nationwide, it has improved its position in Germany by three places. Within the EU, the University of Bonn ranks 17th.

"The ranking impressively shows that the University of Bonn is one of the best-performing universities in Europe and the world," says Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch. "Our pleasure is all the greater because the result joins the analysis that we have not only been able to further establish our position, but have even been able to decisively improve it once again in the face of tough international competition. A great confirmation and an enormous tailwind for the further implementation of our future strategy."

Across Germany, the University of Bonn landed in the top 8 in four of the five categories - in the category of scientific citations, it performed best by far. The strongest improvements compared to last year were in the categories of teaching and research. For the teaching category, factors included the reputation of academic teaching, the number of doctoral degrees and the supervision ratio. For the research category, scientific publications, research income and the reputation of research were evaluated.

Worldwide, the University of Oxford (UK) leads the ranking, followed by the two US universities California Institute of Technology/Caltech and Harvard.

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Good results also in the Shanghai Ranking

In the recently published Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the University of Bonn had also improved to 76th place worldwide. News

Since 2019, the University of Bonn has been one of eleven German universities and associations of excellence and the only university of excellence with six funded clusters of excellence.

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