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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. 15 in Europe • No. 59 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

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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...]

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..]

Top Positions in QS Subject Rankings

Alte UniverstaetAccording 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. [More...]

Life Sciences and Medicine Ranked First in Germany

Alte Universitaet B100x100In 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 [More...]

Successful Score in Best Global Universities Ranking

Alte UniversitätIn the recently published Best Global Universities Ranking, Heidelberg University ranked second among universities in Germany and places first in two subject areas. [More...]

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