№ 287/2015 from Oct 01, 2015
According to the new ranking by the prestigious magazine Times Higher Education (THE), Freie Universität has improved by world standards and is currently ranked at 72 among universities. As announced by THE in London, the university moved up nine places since last year, and it is one of the five best universities in Germany. Europe-wide it is ranked 24 (last year: 28). The evaluations according to subject groups will be published during the next few weeks.
The five best German universities in the world, according to the THE Ranking are Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (rank 29), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (rank 37), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (rank 49), Technische Universität München (rank 53), and Freie Universität Berlin (rank 72). Since 2011, Freie Universität has improved in the world ranking by 79 places, in the European ranking by 37 places, and nationwide by one place.
The Times Higher Education Ranking is partly based on a global survey among researchers with regard to reputation, research, teaching, international orientation, citation frequency of publications, and statistical indicators.