According to this year’s QS World University Ranking, Freie Universitšt remains one of the six best universities in Germany. As Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Ltd. announced on Thursday in London, Freie Universitšt ranks 130 worldwide, a similarly strong position as in the previous year (2017/2018: 125). The university’s good academic reputation and an increase in the number of citations by the university’s scholars and scientists were important factors.
Among the top-ranked German universities, Technische Universitšt München (TU Munich) placed 61st worldwide, followed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt München (LMU Munich, 62), the University of Heidelberg (64), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, rank 116), and Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin (121). Among German universities, the ranks 7 through 10 are held by RWTH Aachen, Technische Universitšt Berlin (147), Eberhard Karls Universitšt Tübingen (168), and Albert-Ludwigs-Universitšt Freiburg (186).
Globally, the three top-ranked universities are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and Harvard University. The best European university is Oxford University at rank 5 worldwide.
Six indicators were evaluated: the academic reputation of the institution, the number of citations by researchers, the ratio between students and faculty, the reputation of graduates among employers, and the international composition of faculty and students.
Link to the Ranking