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.
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 research, teaching, international orientation, citation frequency of publications, and statistical indicators.
According to the prestigious QS World University Ranking, Freie Universität is among the five best universities in Germany. In the same ranking last year, the university was tenth in Germany. In the ranking, which was published on Tuesday in London, Freie Universität was ranked 119 worldwide.
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.