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THE Ranking

Times Higher Education World University Rankings:

The renowned World University Rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine is one of the most highly regarded university rankings in the world.
In 2018, the ranking included 1,258 universities from all over the world. Jacobs University was represented for the first time and immediately positioned itself as one of the 300 best universities worldwide.

The universities were evaluated in five different areas: The most important are research, teaching and publications in professional journals and how often these are cited by other scientists. Other factors are the international orientation and the volume of research transfer towards industry. Jacobs University achieved clearly above-average results in all the areas examined.

World University Rankings 2019

In its rankings by subjects, Jacobs University’s life sciences offering was ranked as one of the 200 best in the world. In the field of physical sciences, the international, English-medium university ranked among the top 300.

World University Rankings by subjects



CHE Ranking

Ranking of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE):

With its rankings, the CHE offers information and transparency to prospective students. CHE rankings are the most comprehensive and precisely detailed ratings list of institutes of higher education in the German-speaking countries.
The CHE investigates more than 300 universities, colleges, and technical colleges. In addition to criteria such as courses, teaching quality, and research, the rankings also gather feedback from students about studying at the various institutions.
The ranking can be found on ZEIT CAMPUS ONLINE at

Top scores in the CHE Ranking 2014–2020:
2014 Economics
2015 Geoscience, Computer Science, Physics, Political Science
2016 Biology, Psychology
2017 Economics, Industrial Engineering
2018 Geoscience, Political Science, Social Science
2019 Electrical and Computer Engineering, Psychology
2020 Global Economics and Management, International Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Management, Supply Chain Management




Independent university ranking U-Multirank:

Since 2014, the independent, EU-funded U-Multirank gives students a new possibility to compare universities in five broad dimensions: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation, and regional engagement. In 2017’s evaluation, Jacobs University made it into the top five universities in Germany.

All in all, 1,479 universities from 99 countries took part in the ranking, and more than 100,000 students participated on a worldwide scale. Furthermore, U-Multirank is the first international ranking which considers all types of colleges, not just universities.

U-Multirank compares not only the institutions as such, but also individual subjects. Evaluated in the year 2017 were the fields of biology, computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics.

Check out our interesting results about Jacobs University:

U-Multirank University in General

U-Multirank Biology

U-Multirank Computer Science

U-Multirank Electrical Engineering

U-Multirank Mathematics

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