Even More Improvement Internationally: Excellent Standing in QS Rankings
7 June 2018
Heidelberg third in Germany – University again advances four spots internationally
Ruperto Carola remains one of Germany's top three universities and – like last year – moved up several spots internationally. In the QS World University Rankings 2018/2019, Heidelberg places third behind Munich’s Technical University (61) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (62). Heidelberg University now ranks 64th internationally, after already having jumped four points last year to 68th.
In the European-wide comparison, the university also showed improvement, advancing two positions into 18th. Heidelberg University had already moved up one level last year into 20th position. Ruperto Carola and the two Munich universities are the only German universities represented in the "Top 100" in the QS Rankings.
The QS World University Rankings weights academic reputation (40 percent), faculty-student ratio, and citations per faculty (20 percent each). Other criteria are employer reputation (10 percent) and the share of international scholars and international students (5 percent each). The current rankings included 1,000 universities from 85 countries.