Rankings and Reputation.
The University of Bayreuth has earned itself an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally. In 1975, it was one of Germany's first universities to be established with an interdisciplinary founding mission, and it has since become a leader in innovative research and teaching.
The University of Bayreuth attributes its success in the various rankings to the international visibility of its scholars, whose research is widely cited, thereby influencing future scientific and technological developments.
Times Higher Education Ranking
The University of Bayreuth defended its leading position in the 2017 World University Ranking published by the Times Higher Education. In the global “Young University Ranking”, the University of Bayreuth was also included in the 200 best young universities in the world. ...more
The University’s spirit and the excellent opportunities it offers are winning over more and more students and researchers. Foreign scholars rate Bayreuth as one of the most attractive universities in Germany, consistently placing it among the top institutions in the Humboldt Rankings. ...more
German Research Foundation/ DFG Ranking
Over the past ten years, the University of Bayreuth has been able to increase its DFG research funding by 40%. Compared with other German universities, the ratio of research funding to academic staff makes it clear that the University of Bayreuth combines its broad range of subject areas with high-level research ...more
The CHE Ranking: leading position for study environment.
The University of Bayreuth continues to receive positive reviews from its students and occupies top positions in some of the subjects analysed in the CHE Ranking. The study environment, supervision of students, and the well-equipped student laboratories are all rated high by our students. They consider themselves to be getting much more personal attention than they would at some of Germany’s larger universities in subjects like chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. The earth sciences ranked high for their scientific publications and research budget. The University of Bayreuth’s programmes in law, business, and economics took a leading position for the overall study environment, our broad (often interdisciplinary) selection of courses, the supervision provided by our dedicated instructors, access to highly modern IT equipment on campus, and the strong connection between teaching and professional practice.
The University of Bayreuth has also performed well in other rankings. Have a look at our overview.