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Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
No. 1 in Germany • No. 12 in Europe • No. 47 worldwide

QS World University Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 18 in Europe • No. 64 worldwide

Times Higher Education Ranking
No. 3 in Germany • No. 14 in Europe • No. 47 worldwide

„Best Global Universities“-Ranking
No. 2 in Germany • No. 14 in Europe • No. 54 worldwide

International Rankings
Further international comparisons
CHE Rankings
Topic-Specific Rankings

Heidelberg University in International Comparison

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 and - in addition to a top 100 ranking - twice among the top 50 universities in the world.


Recent Ranking Results

Ruperto Carola Again Best German University

Neue UniversitätThe Shanghai Ranking for 2018, i.e. the Academic Ranking of World Universities, revealed that Heidelberg University is again the best university in Germany, for the fifth successive time. [More...]

Excellent Standing in QS Rankings

Alte Universität

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. [More...]

Successful Placement in Times Higher Education Ranking

Alte Universitaet B100x100Ruperto 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". [More...]

Top Recipient of Public Funding

Neue UniversitätIn the ranking list of the 40 highest publicly funded universities in Germany, Heidelberg University is in second place with a total of 292.2 million euros in DFG funds. [More...]

Excellent Placement in QS Subject Ranking

Alte UniverstaetIn (the) Life Sciences / Medicine (area), Heidelberg University is excellently positioned in the new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, placing 39th internationally and second in Germany. [More...]

Medicine ranked first Germany-wide

Alte Universitaet B100x100Medicine at Heidelberg University 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. [More...]

Ruperto Carola Recognised for Educational Excellence

Bibliothek BergheimRuperto Carola is among Germany's leading institutions of higher learning in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018, also ranking highly with employers worldwide. [More...]

Successful Score in Best Global Universities Ranking

Alte UniversitätIn the Best Global Universities Ranking, an international comparison of higher education institutions, Ruperto Carola placed second among universities in Germany. Internationally, Heidelberg University moved ahead five places compared to last year, now ranking 54th. [More...]

Clinical Medicine Takes Top Spot in Germany

Alte Universitaet B100x100Clinical medicine at Heidelberg University was rated 48th in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 and garnered the top spot in Germany. [More..]

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