Germany Top College Rankings

  • 1 HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences (formerly known as Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, FHTW) is the youngest and largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. It has almost 10,000 students studying in programs in the area of engineering, computer...
  • 2 University of Bielefeld University of Bielefeld established in 1969 with an explicit research assignment and high demands on the quality of a research-oriented teaching. Today it comprises 13 faculties, which cover a varied range of subjects in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and...
  • 3 Catholic University of Eichstatt Ingolstadt The Catholic University of Eichstatt, Ingolstadt was established as a scientific college in 1980. Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt (CU) is a Roman Catholic university in Eichstatt and Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (CU) is the one...
  • 4 European University Viadrina Frankfurt European University Viadrina Frankfurt is located at Frankfurt (Oder) in Brandenburg, Germany. It is also known as the University of Frankfurt (Oder). The city is on the Oder River, which marks the border between Germany and Poland. With 5,200 students around 1,000 of whom come from...
  • 5 FernUniversitat Hagen FernUniversitat Hagen is the largest and the only state-run distance teaching university in Germany. The Headquarters are located in Hagen, Germany. FernUniversität was established in 1974 to provide distance higher education for students at home and abroad and is an integral...
  • 6 Free University of Berlin Free University of Berlin was established in 1948, by students, scholars and scientists with the support of the American allied forces and politicians in Berlin. Free University of Berlinis a leading research institution. It is one of the German universities successful in all three...
  • 7 Helmut Schmidt University Helmut Schmidt University originally known as the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg was established in 1973, located in Hamburg, Germany, at the initiative of the then-Federal Minister of Defense, Helmut Schmidt. The university started teaching first in autumn...
  • 8 Humboldt University of Berlin The Humboldt University of Berlin was established in 1810 as one of the Berlin's oldest universities by liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities. Humboldt University...
  • 9 Jacobs University Bremen Jacobs University Bremen was earlier known as International University Bremen (IUB) is a highly selective, top-ranked, private, independent research university in Bremen, Germany. Jacobs University is an English-speaking higher education institution. Jacobs University combines...
  • 10 Goethe University Frankfurt Goethe University Frankfurt was established in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university” and the history of the university is one of openness and public...
  • 11 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich) was established in 1472 and was renamed in 1826 as Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. It is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. Some 700 professors and 3,600 academic...
  • 12 Ruhr University Bochum Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) established in 1962 as the first new public university in Germany, is located on the southern hills of central Ruhr area Bochum. RUB considers itself to be a member of the global community of universities. The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the...
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  • 14 Berlin Institute of Technology Berlin Institute of Technology or Technische Universitat Berlin (TUB) is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. TU Berlin was established in 1879 and, with nearly 30,000 students, is one of the largest technical universities in Germany. It also has the highest proportion...
  • 15 University of the Bundeswehr Munich University of the Bundeswehr Munich is one of only two federal universities in Germany that both were established in 1973 as part of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally called Hochschule der Bundeswehr München the institution was supposed to offer civilian academic...
  • 16 University of Augsburg University of Augsburg is located in Augsburg, Germany. It was established in 1970 and is organized in 7 Faculties. The University of Augsburg is a relatively young campus university with approx. 15,000 students. About 14% of its students come from foreign countries, a larger...
  • 17 University of Bamberg University of Bamberg is one of the oldest and one of the newest universities in Bavaria. The University was established in 1647 under the name Academia Bambergensis by Prince-Bishop Melchior Otto Voit von Salzburg and was enlarged in the following century, particularly through the...
  • 18 University of Bayreuth (UB) University of Bayreuth (UB) is a public research university situated in Bayreuth, Germany. It was established in 1975 as a campus university focusing on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The university has an outstanding reputation in a broad range of disciplines...
  • 19 University of Bonn University of Bonn was established in 1818 by the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm. It is for this reason that their University was subsequently named after the king - the official title is actually The Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn. It was founded almost 200 years ago...
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  • 21 University of Cologne University of Cologne established in 1388, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The university was started with over 44,000 students and is one of the largest universities in Germany. The university is a part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, an association of Germany's...
  • 22 University of Duisburg-Essen University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) established in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. The university’s academic spectrum ranges from the...
  • 23 Heinrich Heine University Heinrich Heine University (HHU) established in 1965 as a college, is one of the younger universities in NRW. The college started with three faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Humanities. Renamed in 1988 in Heinrich-Heine-University...
  • 24 University of Erfurt University of Erfurt was established in 1379 as the oldest university on current German territory, then it was closed in 1816 for the next 177 years and again it was reopened its doors in 1994. The University of Erfurt is a public university for the arts and humanities with a...
  • 25 Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nurnberg Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nurnberg is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers an almost unique scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. The university was...
  • 26 University of Flensburg University of Flensburg is a university in the city of Flensburg, Germany. It was established in 1994. The University of Flensburg is the northernmost university in Germany, but it is not a "full university" (Latin: Universitas litterarum). The focus is on the training of...
  • 27 University of Freiburg University of Freiburg established in 1457, is a comprehensive University. At the heart of the University of Freiburg are its 11 faculties and 18 research centers, where the instruction and research take place. Whereas the faculties unite related fields of study, the research centers...
  • 28 University of Giessen University of Giessen, also known as Justus Liebig University Giessen was established in 1607 as as a Lutheran university. It is one of the older universities in the German-speaking part of Europe. Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries...
  • 29 University of Goettingen University of Goettingen was established in 1737, is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for...
  • 30 University of Greifswald University of Greifswald is a university located in Greifswald, Germany. Established in 1456, it is one of the oldest universities in Europe, with generations of notable alumni and staff having studied or worked in Greifswald. As the fourth-oldest university in present Germany, it...
  • 31 Martin Luther University of Halle, Wittenberg Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg was established in 1502. It is a public, research-oriented university in the cities of Halle and Wittenberg within Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg - for more than 500 years a place of scientific...
  • 32 University of Hamburg University of Hamburg established in 1919, is one of the younger German universities. Since the beginning of the 80s the University of Hamburg has been directing its attention in a variety of ways toward its own history. There have been numerous publications by its members,...
  • 33 University of Hannover University of Hannover was established in 1831 as Higher Vocational School. Later, the Higher Vocational School became the Konigliche Technische Hochschule, the Royal College of Technology. While 64 pupils first attended the Vocational School, the university now has around 21, 000...
  • 34 Heidelberg University Heidelberg University established in 1850, is a private co-educational institution. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum with solid career preparation. Heidelberg University is the only college or university in the country with the nickname the Student...
  • 35 University of Hildesheim University of Hildesheim was established in 1946 as the Alfeld lecture courses of the Hildesheim Teacher Training College. In 1978, the Hildesheim Teacher Training College, meanwhile part of the Lower Saxony Teacher Training College, becomes a university in its own right. In 1989,...
  • 36 University of Hohenheim University of Hohenheim s a university in Stuttgart, Germany. Established in 1818 it is Stuttgart's oldest university and one of Germany's leading universities both in agricultural sciences and economics. In 1818, Hohenheim became the site of an important agricultural institution,...
  • 37 Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Friedrich Schiller University (FSU), Jena was established in 1558, with 21,000 students scattered over 10 diverse faculties. Students of either university or university of applied sciences make 1 quarter of the inhabitants of Jena. Approximately 340 professors and 6,400 members of...
  • 38 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) established in 2009 by a merger of Forschungs zentrum Karlsruhe and Universitat Karlsruhe. KIT is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in...
  • 39 University of Kassel University of Kasse l was established in 1971. University of Kassel is the newest university in the state of Hessen. The university enrolls around 21,000 students and also employs more than 2,500 staff, including 314 professors as well as approximately 600 additional academic staff...
  • 40 University of Kiel University of Kiel was established in 1665 as the Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, is located in the city of Kiel, Germany. The University of Kiel was different than today, an independent legal domain in the city and in the country. ...
  • 41 University of Koblenz-Landau University of Koblenz-Landau was established in 1990, emerged from as a Educational Science College. The academic profile of the university shape the educational, intellectual, cultural, social and natural sciences, and computer science in Koblenz and Landau in psychology today. The...
  • 42 University of Konstanz University of Konstanz was established in 1966 as a Reform University. As one of nine German Excellence Universities today University of Konstanz is counted among Germany's most prestigious institutions of higher learning and has a strong reputation as a research institution. The...
  • 43 University of Leipzig University of Leipzig was established in 1409 by masters and scholars from Prague. In the course of its diverse history, it grew to encompass a wide selection of disciplines comprising almost all areas of knowledge. World-renowned scientists have taught or studied in Leipzig, and...
  • 44 University of Lubeck University of Lubeck remains No. 1 in medicine among all universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the CHE Hochschulranking. In Computer Science and Molecular Life Science, the University was ranked No. 2 in the 2009 evaluation. The university has a Faculty of...
  • 45 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) was established in 1477, is one of the ten largest universities in Germany. It was closed under Napoleon around 1800 and reopened in 1946 by the French forces based in Germany after World War II. As a comprehensive university, JGU combines...
  • 46 University of Mannheim University of Mannheim is one of the leading universities in Germany. This is proven by the fact that the university is awarded within the national “Excellence Initiative”, by the Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences being funded. Numerous rankings,...
  • 47 Philipp University of Marburg Philipp University of Marburg established in 1527 as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries. Philipp University of Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world...
  • 48 University of Munster University of Muenster also known as WWU was established in 1780. The university is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The WWU is a part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a society of Germany's leading research...
  • 49 University of Oldenburg University of Oldenburg is a university in Oldenburg, Germany. It is one of the most important educational facilities in northwestern Germany and specialises in interdisciplinary studies. The university was established in 1973 building on a school for the training of teachers that...
  • 50 University of Osnabruck University of Osnabruck is a public university located in the city of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2010 it was attended by 9,298 students. In 2009, the staff of 1,570 consisted of 214 professors, 662 additional academic personnel (lecturers without professorships,...
  • 51 University of Paderborn University of Paderborn was established in 1972. The main campus is located at the Warburger Straße in Paderborn. The mission statement of the University includes international and artistic presence with one, as the information and knowledge society has a global dimension and...
  • 52 University of Passau University of Passau is a public research university located in Passau, Lower Bavaria, Germany. The university was established in 1978, it is the youngest university in Bavaria and has therefore the most modern campus in the state. Nevertheless, it is the extension of the centuries...
  • 53 University of Potsdam University of Potsdam established in 1991, is a German university located in the city of Potsdam in Germany. Since its inception, the University of Potsdam has excelled in research and teaching and is well positioned both on a national and international scale. To achieve this under...
  • 54 University of Regensburg University of Regensburg is a public research university located in the medieval city of Regensburg, Bavaria, a city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university was established in 1962 by the Landtag of Bavaria as the fourth full-fledged university in Bavaria....
  • 55 University of Rostock University of Rostock was established in 1419, and it is one of the oldest and largest universities in continental northern Europe and the Baltic Sea area. The university is the third oldest university in Germany in continuous operation. In 1978, the university engaged in a...
  • 56 University of Siegen University of Siegen was established in 1972. In 1972, the merger of the technical college and educational university paved the way for the establishment of University of Siegen (in the form of a comprehensive university). The new university started by offering a total of nine...
  • 57 University of Stuttgart University of Stuttgart established in 1829 at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe, enjoys an educational institution of the natural and engineering sciences and the humanities and social sciences, strong international recognition and has become a strong future-oriented...
  • 58 University of Trier University of Trier established in 1473, is one of Rhineland-Palatinate's oldest and youngest universities. A University of Trier was first founded in 1473, but like other German universities located west of the Rhine it was closed by Napoleon in 1798. Trier, Germany's oldest...
  • 59 University of Tubingen University of Tubingen established in 1477, is a public German university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. Several hundred years of history in the sciences and...
  • 60 University of Ulm University of Ulm established in 1967, is a public university in the city of Ulm and recorded the youngest university in Baden-Wurttemberg a remarkable upward trend - partly continuously or in small increments, in part by distinctive stages of development. The currently around 8300...
  • 61 University of Wuppertal University of Wuppertal is an German scientific institution, located in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia. The university, the full German name of which is Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW), was established in 1972 and is located in the city of Wuppertal, within the state of...
  • 62 University of Wurzburg University of Wurzburg was established in 1402, for the first time today offers more than 100 fields of study in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, medicine, and in selected areas of engineering science in which their students are prepared for a...
  • 63 European University Viadrina Frankfurt European University Viadrina Frankfurt is located at Frankfurt (Oder) in Brandenburg, Germany. It is also known as the University of Frankfurt (Oder). The city is on the Oder River, which marks the border between Germany and Poland. With 5,200 students around 1,000 of whom come from...
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