Baden-Württemberg’s universities place high in rankings

Internationally, Baden-Württemberg’s universities enjoy a great reputation and score high ranks for the quality of their research and teaching.

Baden-Württemberg is a great place to study and to do research for many reasons. Academically, Baden-Württemberg’s universities enjoy a great reputation within Germany and internationally. Four of Germany’s top ten universities are based in Baden-Württemberg, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 that uses a thorough methodology to compare universities worldwide.

  1. Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  2. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  3. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Munich, Germany
  4. Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  5. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Berlin, Germany
  6. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe, Germany
  7. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany
  8. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  9. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  10. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

On a worldwide basis, two universities in Baden-Württemberg rank in the top 150:

Rank 63.  Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany

Rank 136. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe, Germany

Rankings according to fields of study

 While an overall ranking is useful, you may also want to find out how your university compares to others in your chosen subject. The CHE University Ranking lets you search the rankings by field of study. Bonus: You can also compare universities of applied science that are sometimes not considered in overall rankings. You can also compare master’s programs or bachelor’s programs within Germany.

If you look for materials science/engineering at universities of applied sciences, for example, you’ll see that the first two top ranked are

  1. HS Aalen | Hochschule Aalen - Technik und Wirtschaft
  2. HS Albs.-Sig./Albstadt | Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Both are located in Baden-Württemberg.
There are many other subject areas with top-ranked universities and universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. Just take a look at the field of biotechnology or business administration at universities of applied sciences and you’ll find many of the top ranked institutions are located in Baden-Württemberg.