Ulm University is again the best young university in Germany, coming in it an outstanding 8th place in the British ranking list “Times Higher Education” (THE). In the recently published ranking list of the best young universities worldwide, Ulm University moved up five spots, landing among the ten best young universities in the world.
What a success! In its 50th anniversary year, Ulm University won back its title as the best young university in Germany. With its impressive 8th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) “Young University Rankings”, the Swabian university beat out the competition in Baden. The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), which, along with the University of Constance, was ahead of Ulm University last year, came in at 9th place this year. The University of Constance had snatched away the title of best young German university from Ulm the previous year. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, however, the University of Constance was eliminated from the competition this year due to its age. The ranking list was generated based on evaluations in the areas of research, teaching, academic influence (citations), international factor and external funding from industrial partners.
With its distinguished 8th place, Ulm University has now even made it into the ten best young universities in the world, climbing up five spots from the previous year. 1st place for the best young university in the world again went to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, followed by Hong Kong University of Science in 2nd place and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 3rd place. Spots four to seven are shared by other East Asian universities from South Korea and Hong Kong, as well as Maastricht University (6th place).