Several top rankings Bonn University excels in Academic Ranking of World Universities

Bonn · The University of Bonn has earned several top rankings in the current Shanghai Ranking, also known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In many subjects it is among the best 100 universities in the world.

 The University of Bonn did extremely well in the latest Shanghai Ranking.

The University of Bonn did extremely well in the latest Shanghai Ranking.

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The University of Bonn was given top marks for many fields of study in the "Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020" of the Shanghai Ranking.

As the university announced on Wednesday, Mathematics and Economics both placed first in Germany. In a worldwide comparison, Mathematics came in 13th, ahead of the well-known universities Harvard and Columbia. Economics made it to 46th place worldwide.

17 of the 27 subjects at the University of Bonn made it into the top 5 among German universities. Agricultural Science was ranked second, Water Resources was ranked second to third, Animal Science third, Geography second to fourth, Law was ranked third to fifth and Computer Science fifth.

More than half of all subjects landed in the nationwide Top 10. Worldwide, the subjects Agricultural Sciences, Economics and Human Biology ranked 44, 46 and 49. Physics, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences also ranked among the 75 best worldwide.

In one third of all subjects, the university rated among the 100 best performing universities in the world. The Rector of the University of Bonn, Michael Hoch, said in a press release: "The excellent University of Bonn is so successful in both national and international competitions because our researchers are so strong in their fields. This is the basis for the outstanding successes that we have achieved together. We will continue to strengthen the individual disciplines and create new innovative opportunities between the disciplines in order to answer the major questions about the future of societies worldwide.”

In the Shanghai Ranking list, 200 to 500 universities are evaluated per discipline using five indicators. The ranking is influenced by factors such as scientific publications in top journals, international co-publications and citation rates as well as the number of renowned prizes and awards that the universities have won.

(Orig. text: Jana Henseler, Translation: Carol Kloeppel)

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