University of Bayreuth, Press Release No 022 - 17 February 2022

THE Young University Ranking 2022: University of Bayreuth in the Top 100 for the tenth time in a row

For the tenth time in a row, the University of Bayreuth has been ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking as one of the world's top 100 universities younger than 50. This year it ranks 58th out of the 539 universities investigated in total. Compared to last year's ranking, this is an increase of more than 60 universities and thus an expression of the tougher international competition. The THE ranking is one of the leading worldwide comparisons of universities.

The Campus of the University of Bayreuth. Photo: UBT.

The THE Young University Ranking has been published annually since 2012. The rankings are based on evaluations in five categories: teaching, research, citations, internationality, and knowledge transfer with industry. The ranking, which has now been published for the tenth time in a row, confirms the University of Bayreuth's excellent international reputation, the outstanding quality of its research and teaching, and its high scientific output. In response, the Bavarian Minister of Science Bernd Sibler stated today: "This strong result clearly expresses that the first-class work done especially at our still younger universities is being internationally recognised. With their clear vision, those responsible are creating the very best study conditions and thereby turning their still young universities into real centres of the future. I warmly congratulate all those involved in Bayreuth and in Passau, the city where I studied, for this."

"The continuous ranking among the 100 best young universities worldwide shows that the University of Bayreuth has succeeded in recent years in basing the targeted expansion of its research foci and its study programmes on a successful long-term strategy. The core of this strategy is the interdisciplinary ongoing development of proven profile fields - for example, African studies, ecology and environmental research, polymer and colloid research, and high-pressure geoscientific research - but also the development of new fields of research, for example, in the areas of food and healthy nutrition, biomaterials, green hydrogen, and sustainable battery technology. New types of degree programmes, often taught in English, and offerings for young scientists will further strengthen the international appeal of our campus university," says University President Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible.

Florian Gillitzer / Jörg Scheler
Strategy & Reporting Unit
University of Bayreuth
Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5209 and 55-5206