Heidelberg University in International Comparison
Heidelberg University's current success in the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings attest to the University's excellent scientific reputation. The University is among the top three German universities in all three relevant international rankings - the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Ranking and the Times Higher Education Ranking - and can also hold its position with strong rankings worldwide.
Recent Ranking Results
Excellent Placement In Shanghai Ranking
Universität Heidelberg third in Germany – four German universities among the world's "Top 100"
Excellent Standing in QS Ranking
Heidelberg University is again among the top three best universities in Germany and it places 19th across Europe. At the international level, Heidelberg University now ranks 64th internationally.
Successful Placement in Times Higher Education Rankings
Ruperto Carola is again one of the top three universities in Germany: The 2020/2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Heidelberg University third after the two universities in Munich.
Heidelberg Excellently Represented in Shanghai Subject Ranking
Medical technology placed twelfth worldwide – clinical medicine climbs to 16th internationally
Top positions in QS Subject Ranking
In the new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 Heidelberg University's Classics / Ancient History ranked 4th internationally – the best ranking of any German university overall – and rose from second into first place in Germany.
Medicine ranked first Germany-wide
Medicine at Heidelberg University is still in top position in Germany. It has retained its first place in a ranking list by subject groups now published as part of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2019/2020.