Eyeing top positions.
Does a university have to be centuries old in order to make a name for itself nationally and internationally? The University of Bayreuth is the best proof that this does not have to be the case. In 1975, we were one of Germany’s first universities to be established with an interdisciplinary founding mission, and we have since become a leader in innovative research and teaching.
The University’s spirit and the excellent opportunities it offers are winning over more and more students and researchers. But as a medium-sized campus university, we place less emphasis on growth and more on ensuring the highest quality of our infrastructure. The success of this strategy is reflected in domestic and international rankings. The latest results only motivate us to improve further.
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. Almost 1,400 universities around the world considered in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020, the University of Bayreuth was included in the ranking group 351-400. Among the top ranking institutions in Germany, the University of Bayreuth was 36th.
Moreover, the University of Bayreuth has again achieved a top position in the international comparison of young universities. This is shown by the 'Young University Ranking' of the British science magazine 'Times Higher Education (THE)', which identifies the world’s 414 best universities that are younger than 50 years old, among which the University of Bayreuth has secured an excellent 51th place for 2020.
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.
Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) Ranking
Once again, the subjects of business administration, law, economics and industrial engineering at the University of Bayreuth were given the title 'Outstanding' in the CHE Ranking 2020. The study of law at the University of Bayreuth achieves top positions in all individual criteria included in the overall ranking - something that only rarely occurs in university rankings. For example, the general study environment, personal support, the range of courses offered, stays abroad, IT infrastructure, academic relevance, and career orientation are highly appreciated by students.
The University of Bayreuth’s Business Administration, Economics, and Business Administration & Engineering courses of study also received excellent marks. The general study environment, the range of courses on offer, the academic relevance, and the professional orientation are top of the list nationwide. With regard to personal mentoring, support during studies, study organization, and IT infrastructure, the subjects Business Administration and Business Administration & Engineering were also placed in the top flight nationwide. The CHE has not made a formal distinction between rank groups for the subject of economics in these additional criteria. But here, too, the economics department at the University of Bayreuth stands out with individual evaluations that have led to the top position in overall standings
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. Here, the University of Bayreuth occupies an excellent third place. Thus, the University of Bayreuth is the only small German university to reach a ranking among the 'Top 10'!