№ 292/2016 from Sep 06, 2016
According to the prestigious QS World University Ranking, Freie Universität is among the six best universities in Germany. In the 2016/2017 ranking, which was published on Tuesday in London, Freie Universität was ranked 123 worldwide. Since the last ranking, the university showed improvement in the reputation of its graduates among employers and the number of citations by researchers. The other top German universities are Technische Universität München (Rank 60), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (68), the University of Heidelberg (72), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, 98), and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (121).
Six indicators were evaluated: the academic reputation of the institution, the number of citations by researchers, the ratio between students and faculty, the reputation of graduates among employers, and the international composition of faculty and students.