Once again in the top ten percent worldwide!
Ulm University achieves outstanding result in THE Rankings

Ulm University

Ulm University has achieved the outstanding result of being ranked 148th from a total of 1800 universities across 104 countries, which means that it again ranks among the top ten percent of universities worldwide. The result was published in the influential ‘THE World University Rankings’ for 2022/2023. Among the 51 German universities listed, Ulm University ranked 15th. And of the state universities in Baden Württemberg, Ulm was bettered only by the much older and larger universities of Heidelberg, Tübingen and Freiburg.

Once again, Ulm University has achieved a position among the top ten percent of universities worldwide, as recognised in the annual THE World University Rankings published by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE). The university placed 148th from a total of 1800 universities, even managing to improve its relative percentage ranking compared to last year (position 146 from 1600). As in previous years, the top position went to the University of Oxford followed by Harvard University and the University of Cambridge respectively.

The THE global performance tables are based on reputational surveys and data collected in five areas: research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income. Traditionally, Ulm University performs very strongly in the area ‘citations’, which reflects how often its academic and scientific publications are cited by other researchers. Ulm University also achieved an above-average score in the category ‘industry income’. With a little over 10,000 students, Ulm is one of Germany’s medium-sized universities. Established in 1967, the university was awarded the title of best young university on multiple occasions in previous years. However, as the university is now more than 50 years old, it is no longer able to be considered in the THE’s ‘100 Under 50’ ranking list.

‘We are extremely pleased that we’re once again ranked among the best ten percent worldwide. External funding significantly above €100 million and our excellent scientific impact, as measured by the citations index, are impressive proof of the research strength of our university, which is also reflected in our academic teaching,’ said Professor Michael Weber, President of Ulm University.

Text and mediacontact: Andrea Weber-Tuckermann



Ulm University in autumn
According to THE Ranking, the University of Ulm is among the ten percent best universities worldwide! (photo: Elvira Eberhardt / Ulm University)
Prof. Michael Weber
Prof. Michael Weber, President Ulm Universiy, is also pleased about the success in THE Ranking. (photo Elvira Eberhardt: Ulm University)