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
Ruperto Carola Best German University
The Shanghai Ranking for 2019, i.e. the Academic Ranking of World Universities, revealed that Heidelberg University is again the best university in Germany, for the fifth successive time.
Excellent Standing in QS Rankings
Heidelberg University is again among the top three best universities in Germany and it places 18th across Europe. At the international level, Heidelberg University now ranks 64th internationally.
Successful Placement in Times Higher Education Ranking
Ruperto Carola is one of the top three universities in Germany: The 2018/2019 Times Higher Education World University Ranking places Heidelberg third after the two universities in Munich. Internationally it ranks 47th, making it one of the world's "Top 50".
Multiple Bests in Shanghai Subject Ranking
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 rated Heidelberg University as Germany's top institution in a total of three subjects in the medical sciences field.
Top Positions in QS Subject Rankings
According to the new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, Heidelberg University leads the country in medicine and the life sciences, with an international ranking of 40th.
Life Sciences and Medicine Ranked First in Germany
In a subject ranking list published in 2017 by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Heidelberg life sciences and medicine were rated the best in Germany.