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QS World University Ranking
No. 1 in Germany • No. 14 in Europe • No. 49 worldwide

Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
No. 1 in Germany • No. 12 in Europe • No. 49 worldwide

Times Higher Education Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 18 in Europe • No. 70 worldwide

Biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics are all in the “Excellence Group” of highly research-intensive subjects in Europe with a strong international orientation.

BIX - German Library Index
University Library ranks No. 1

International Rankings
Further international comparisons
CHE Rankings
Further National Rankings
Topic-Specific Rankings

Universität Heidelberg in International Comparison

Ranking Results - Overview

Top Position in Germany, Leading Role in Europe

In 2014, Heidelberg University has asserted its leading position among universities in Germany as well as internationally: In all three of the major international rankings, Heidelberg University is among the top three of German universities, therefore making it one of the world’s best 100 universities in each. After coming out on top in the previous years, Heidelberg University Library is once again a front runner in the renowned BIX Library Index. [More...]


Recent Ranking Results

Excellent Placement in THE Reputation Ranking

Alte Universität

Heidelberg University climbs into the world’s top 40 universities in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2015. In this year’s evaluation, Heidelberg placed 38th, jumping over 20 ranks compared to 2014, and ranks second in Germany. [More...]

Again Best German University in QS World University Rankings

Alte Universität

Heidelberg University asserted its leading position in the 2014 QS World University Rankings. Like last year, it ranked first among the German universities. In the international comparison, Ruperto Carola pulled ahead to 49th among the world’s best universities. [More...]

Best German University in Shanghai Ranking

Neue UniversitätHeidelberg University has garnered a first-place position among the German universities in the Shanghai Ranking 2014. In worldwide comparison, it advances to 49th and thus bettered its score by five points compared to 2013. [More...]

Successful Standing in Times Higher Education Ranking

Alte Universitaet B100x100

Heidelberg University again fared well in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Ranking, rating among the three best German universities. Internationally, Heidelberg placed 70th. [More...]

Outstanding Scores in "Best Global Universities" Rankings

Alte Universitaet B100x100In the new “Best Global Universities” rankings, Heidelberg University placed 59th in the world and second in Germany. It also fared extremely well in the rankings for specific subjects. [More...]

Best of Germany’s Major Academic Libraries

UBFor the fifth consecutive year, Heidelberg University Library has been ranked at the top of the renowned BIX Library Index. Heidelberg is the only major academic library to be among the leaders in all four evaluation categories. [More...]

Very Good Ratings in CHE University Ranking


In the latest publication of the University Ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), Heidelberg University achieved excellent results in law and in economics. [More...]

No. 1 in Germany in Three Subjects of the QS Subject Rankings

Alte UniverstaetHeidelberg University has cemented its position as a leading institution in Germany and the world in the QS Subject Rankings 2014. Heidelberg is among the 50 best universities worldwide in eight subjects. [More...]


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