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Medicine ranked first Germany-wide

18. Dezember 2018

Life Sciences and Psychology also excel in Times Higher Education Ranking

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 2018/2019. At the international level, Heidelberg University has notched up two places to rank 28th in the field of Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health. Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich, comes second in Germany (40th internationally) with Charité – University Medicine Berlin placed third (46th internationally). Heidelberg’s Life Sciences and Psychology also receive outstanding placings.

Psychology, appearing last year for the first time in the subject ranking, has now been placed 41st. It has thus improved by seven places and in Germany jumped from fourth to second place. In the Life Sciences Heidelberg comes second in Germany and 38th internationally. The Physical Sciences are third in Germany and 33rd internationally. Heidelberg’s Arts and Humanities are listed 4th nationally and 35th internationally. In the general Times Higher Education World University Ranking Heidelberg occupies 47th position and is thus one of the Top 50 universities worldwide. Alongside LMU and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it is one of the best three universities in Germany.

The Times Higher Education (THE) criteria of ranking by subject correspond to those of the overall ranking, but are weighted differently for each subject group. The weighting is based on different indicators in the five performance areas of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and income from industry.

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