Best Universities in Germany

There are 331 universities, 159 Fachhochschulen (Universities of Applied Science), and 95 non-state institutions in Germany.

A total of three German universities made it to the THES 2008 Top 200 Universities. HEIDELBERG Universität is placed 1st in German and 57th in the world, followed by Technische Universität MÜNCHEN (78th) , and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (93rd).

Three German institutions were included in the list of Top 50 Economics Universities and Institutions in the world:
  1. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn (3rd place)
  2. CESifo München (11th place)
  3. DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) Berlin (38th)
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management was ranked 19th in the THES Top 50 Universities in the International Staff indicator 2007. Universität Ulm is the highest ranked institution in Germany, placed 7th in THES Ranking 2007-Staff to Student Ratio.

Top German institutions as ranked by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007:

National Rank, World Rank, Name
  1. 53 U of Munich
  2. 56 Tech U Munich
  3. 65 U Heidelberg
  4. 87 U Goettingen
  5. 94 U Freiburg
  6. 99 Univ Bonn
UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG was ranked 1st nationally, 19th in Europe and 99th globally, according to the Webometrics Ranking of European Universities 2008.

Technology Univ Munich was ranked 1st nationally and 12th in Europe, according to the Leiden Ranking of Top European Universities.

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