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University of Bayreuth once again in the Champions League – new THE Ranking published

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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No 107/2017, 5 September 2017

The University of Bayreuth has defended its excellent position in the 251-300 group in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. It is 30th among universities in Germany. 

Around 1,100 universities across the globe were evaluated according to the strict standards of the Times Higher Education Ranking (THE-Ranking) published today. The University of Bayreuth was once again included in the 251-300 group of this international ranking (exact places are not defined explicitly for this group). Thus, it again performed very well compared to the best universties in the world. The University of Bayreuth has now been included in this ranking group for the third time, but this time it is even more of an honour: this year, 1,102 scientific institutions were rigorously evaluated by the magazine Times Higher Education as opposed to the 980 institutions considered in last year’s ranking. Thus, there was more competition this year. In Germany, the University of Bayreuth shares 30th place with a few other institutions out of a total of 44 German universities considered in the ranking. This year’s results provide “further confirmation for the University of Bayreuth,” according to Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible. “Although more institutions were considered in the ranking, we managed to maintain our position in the 251-300 group and to do so in a ranking of 1,102 scientific institutions worldwide. This goes to show that the University of Bayreuth is not just managing to ‘keep up’ internationally in all categories, but is rather consistently and sustainably ranked in the upper middle range. So our efforts have definitely paid off.“

The University of Bayreuth achieved higher scores in the four key areas of research, teaching, citations, and international outlook compared to last year’s THE Ranking. “Rankings are not just about comparisons or competition with other universities; in my view, they are rather an external assessment of our performance,” said Leible. “And here we see that we even managed to improve in important areas over last year. We have already taken measures to address things that still need improving – e.g. the proportion of international students: we are adding new international master’s programmes every year, and we are continuing to enhance our services for international students on campus,” Prof. Leible added.

The THE Ranking is a leading global university ranking whose methodology has continued to be refined over the past several years, adapting to the diversity of higher education throughout the world.  




Kathrin Maier
Strategy & Planning
Central University Administration (ZUV)
University of Bayreuth
95447 Bayreuth
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5209
​E-mail: rankings@uni-bayreuth.de

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