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Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
No. 1 in Germany • No. 11 in Europe • No. 42 worldwide

QS World University Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 21 in Europe • No. 72 worldwide

Times Higher Education Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 13 in Europe • No. 45 worldwide

„Best Global Universities“-Ranking
No. 2 in Germany • No. 15 in Europe • No. 59 worldwide

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Heidelberg University in International Comparison

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 and - in addition to a top 100 ranking - twice among the top 50 universities in the world.


Recent Ranking Results

Ruperto Carola Again Best German University

Neue UniversitätThe Shanghai Ranking for 2017, i.e. the Academic Ranking of World Universities, revealed that Heidelberg University is again the best university in Germany, for the fourth successive time. [More...]

Outstanding Place Achieved in QS World University Ranking

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Heidelberg University is again among the top three best universities in Germany and it places 20th across Europe. At the international level, Heidelberg University has improved by four places. [More...]

Successful Placement in Times Higher Education Ranking

Alte Universitaet B100x100Ruperto Carola is one of the top three universities in Germany: The 2017/2018 Times Higher Education World University Ranking places Heidelberg third after the two universities in Munich. Internationally it ranks 45th, making it one of the world's "Top 50". [More...]

First Place in Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Germany

Alte Universitaet B100x100In the Academic Ranking of World Universities Heidelberg successfully placed 39th internationally in the Broad Subject Fields Ranking for natural sciences and mathematics. Like 2015, Heidelberg University placed first in Germany in these disciplines [More..]

QS Ranking by Subject Published

Alte UniverstaetHaving been ranked for the first time, Theology at Heidelberg University has achieved a top place internationally, coming in 13th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which appeared today. [More...]

Life Sciences and Medicine in First Place Germany-wide

Alte Universitaet B100x100Life Sciences and Medicine both take first place in a ranking list by subject groups, according to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.  [More...]

Successful Score in Best Global Universities Ranking

Alte UniversitätIn the recently published Best Global Universities Ranking, Heidelberg University ranked second among universities in Germany and places first in two subject areas. [More...]

Top Recipient of Public Funding

Alte Universitaet B100x100In the ranking list of the 40 highest publicly funded universities in Germany, Heidelberg University is in second place with a total of 274.7 million euros in DFG funds. [More...]

Best of Germany’s Major Academic Libraries

UBFor the sixth 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...]

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