12. February 2017

One of the most international universities in Germany Ranking: Bonn is one of the most international universities in Germany

The University of Bonn is one of the most international universities in Germany and Europe. This is confirmed by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) in its recently published university ranking according to internationalization criteria.

Main building of the University of Bonn
Main building of the University of Bonn - The baroque main building is the landmark of the university and the city of Bonn. © Photo: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn
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According to the British survey, the University of Bonn (total rank: 48) places second German university after the Free University of Berlin (total rank: 44) and ranking ahead of the Humboldt University Berlin, the Technical University Munich and the University of Heidelberg. Bonn also leads the Northrhine-westfalian universities and is followed by RWTH Aachen University (13th place of the German universities, total: 84) and Münster (15th place, total: 111).

The ranking was mainly based on the number of international employees, students and joint publications with foreign working groups. In addition, parameters were used to describe the international reputation of the universities.

International atmosphere

Rector Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch was delighted with the good performance of his university: "The good evaluation by THE reflects what one can feel day by day within the University of Bonn: Students and scientists from more than 130 countries contribute significantly to the internationality of our university."

Professor Dr. Conermann, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, regards the efforts of the University of Bonn to strengthen its international relations. "Internationality is of strategic importance to us. This is why we want to expand our very good contacts in research and teaching with university partners all over the world in the coming years."

Among the best in the world

The University of Bonn regularly performs very well in other rankings, too. Often, it ranks among the top ten German universities and among the top 150 in the world. These placements are due to the university's good performance in all essential criteria such as third-party funding, output of publications and scientific influence, awards for individual scientists and successes in the acquisition of joint research projects.

For many, Bonn is first choice

The University of Bonn enjoys a very good reputation in science around the world and is one of the most sought-after addresses in Germany for foreign guest scientists. Bonn is the first choice for many international scientists who come to Germany with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. With numerous foreign professors, employees and guest researchers, as well as nearly 5,000 international students, the University of Bonn is not only highly international, but also contributes significantly to the international flair of the city of Bonn.

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