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QS World University Ranking
No. 1 in Germany • No. 14 in Europe • No. 50 worldwide

Times Higher Education Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 17 in Europe • No. 68 worldwide

Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
No. 1 in Germany • No. 12 in Europe • No. 49 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
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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 2012, 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

Best of Germany’s Major Academic Libraries

Ub 100x100For 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...]

Success in Times Higher Education Ranking

Alte Universitaet B100x100

With 68th place in the THE Ranking 2013, Heidelberg University notably improved its standing in the international comparison. It also reaffirmed its position in the league of Germany's top three universities. [More...]

Best German University in QS World University Rankings

Alte Universität

Among the world’s leading universities, Heidelberg University placed 50th in the QS World University Ranking 2013. In comparison to other universities in Germany, Ruperto Carola ranks first. [More...]

Leading Position in Shanghai Ranking Strengthened

Neue UniversitätHeidelberg University has fared even better in the Aca­de­mic Ranking of World Universities or Shanghai Ranking 2013. Ruperto Carola is now ranked as the second-best university in Germany and 54th in the world. [More...]


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