Ten German universities among the Top 100
Every year, the 'Times Higher Education' (THE) magazine compiles a ranking of the top 1,000 universities worldwide. Germany is featured with a considerable number of 44 research institutions in the 'World University Rankings 2018'. With 20 universities in Top 200, Germany is the 3rd strongest country. Ten of these are even in the Top 100.
The 10 best German universities in the THE rankings
Two British universities lead the rankings: Oxford defends its position in the top spot and is followed by Cambridge. The highest-ranking German university is LMU Munich, making it to 34th place. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) climbs five places and comes in 41st.
Asian universities on the rise
In the global contest for excellence in teaching and research, as well as for talented minds and grants, the traditional universities in Europe and the US are facing increasingly stiff competition: China and other Asian countries have invested massively in their educational facilities in recent years and have significantly diminished the gap, as the report on the THE rankings states.
"Germany continues to be among the strongest nations worldwide when it comes to education, but the country’s universities are increasingly under pressure owing to Asia’s rise", THE rankings editor Phil Baty comments.
Criteria for the university rankings
13 criteria are included in the THE rankings, among them evaluation of research and teaching by scientists, the number of times research is quoted in specialist media, as well as the quota of teachers per student and the proportion of graduate students.