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Rankings

It doesn't take a hundred years to make a name for yourself in the national and international university environment. The University of Bayreuth is the best proof that it can be done faster. From our founding in 1975, we have consistently thought along interdisciplinary lines. Today, this has made us pioneers of innovative research and teaching. The success of this strategy is reflected in national and international rankings. The current results are the best motivation for us to become even better.

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World University Ranking Published by Times Higher Education Magazine (THE)

Compared to the world’s top universities, the University of Bayreuth is a leading higher education institution that is internationally visible in both research and teaching.

More than 2,637 universities worldwide were evaluated in the renowned 'Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2024': The University of Bayreuth placed in the 351-400 ranking group, reaching 34th place in a national comparison among German universities competing in this top league.

The University of Bayreuth also achieved a top position in an international comparison of young universities. This is shown by the 'Young University Ranking' published by the British science magazine 'Times Higher Education (THE)', which identifies the top 790 universities worldwide that are under 50 years old, and in which the University of Bayreuth holds an outstanding 59th place in 2023.

The THE ranking of young universities gives equal weight to the categories “Teaching” and “Research”. These categories include indicators such as staff-to-student ratio, research productivity, and academic reputation. The University’s position at the international forefront is in large part also thanks to the fact that research work carried out in Bayreuth is cited particularly often by scholars around the globe. In addition, the ranking recognized the University of Bayreuth’s strength in knowledge and technology transfer with industry, which allows joint innovations to flourish.

University ranking of the Center for Higher Education (CHE)

The subjects at the University of Bayreuth regularly receive outstanding ratings in the CHE's multidimensional university ranking.

In the CHE Ranking 2023, Bayreuth's degree programmes in the subjects of law, business administration, economics and industrial engineering achieved outstanding ratings, significantly above the national average, in all individual criteria relevant to the ranking. These include the general study situation, the range of courses offered, digital elements of study, personal support from lecturers, support during studies and the support of stays abroad: The facilities of the University Library and the IT infrastructure on campus also receive top ratings from students.

In the CHE Ranking 2022, the University of Bayreuth is one of the top universities in Germany in the field of engineering in the categories "support at the beginning of studies" and "third-party funding per scientist".

Ranking conducted by the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche

This ranking is based on a survey of 500 human resources managers in law firms and companies in Germany, which university graduates meet their expectations the most. In 2023, the University of Bayreuth took sixth place for law. The field of economics also made it into the 'Top 10'!

Nature Index

The new Nature Index Young Universities clearly reflects the research strength of the University of Bayreuth: Overall, it is ranked 19th worldwide. Subject-wise, it is even better: Earth and environmental sciences are ranked 10th worldwide in the index. The University of Bayreuth also plays in the international top league in other subject areas: Rank 33 in Physics, Rank 36 in Life Sciences and Rank 39 in Chemistry  – worldwide.

The "Nature Index Young Universities", last published in 2021, compares universities worldwide that were founded less than 50 years ago. It results from an evaluation of publications in international journals of top scientific research.

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Students give the University of Bayreuth top marks for the level of digitalization on campus. A total of 12,715 students at 239 universities and colleges in Germany voted and ranked the University of Bayreuth first among the universities. UniNow GmbH, a provider of campus apps, presented the Digital Campus Awards. UniNow's Digital Campus Index provides an overview of student satisfaction with digitalization at their university. It assesses the digital quality of lectures, equipment, administration and other areas at the university. 

Logo of THE world university rankings

World University Ranking Published by Times Higher Education Magazine (THE)

Compared to the world’s top universities, the University of Bayreuth is a leading higher education institution that is internationally visible in both research and teaching.

More than 2,637 universities worldwide were evaluated in the renowned 'Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2024': The University of Bayreuth placed in the 351-400 ranking group, reaching 34th place in a national comparison among German universities competing in this top league.

The University of Bayreuth also achieved a top position in an international comparison of young universities. This is shown by the 'Young University Ranking' published by the British science magazine 'Times Higher Education (THE)', which identifies the top 790 universities worldwide that are under 50 years old, and in which the University of Bayreuth holds an outstanding 59th place in 2023.

The THE ranking of young universities gives equal weight to the categories “Teaching” and “Research”. These categories include indicators such as staff-to-student ratio, research productivity, and academic reputation. The University’s position at the international forefront is in large part also thanks to the fact that research work carried out in Bayreuth is cited particularly often by scholars around the globe. In addition, the ranking recognized the University of Bayreuth’s strength in knowledge and technology transfer with industry, which allows joint innovations to flourish.

Also excellent from a didactic point of view: the prizes for good teaching

The University of Bayreuth is not only characterized by optimal structures  – there are also excellent learning conditions for students. This can also be seen in the teaching awards we have received, which are regularly awarded to us by various institutions.