Heidelberg University Rankings have been consistently improving over the decades. Its success in the Excellence Initiative and partnership with organizations like the German Cancer Research Centre, all have significantly contributed in making the university a prime choice for students planning to commence studies in Germany.
The university’s par excellence standing is not just limited to Germany. With more than 20 courses ranked in the top 100 by QS, THE, and others, Heidelberg University world rankings have been highly satisfactory. The university is globally acknowledged for its educational programs and research in the areas of history, biological sciences, and Medicine. Heidelberg University is ranks #1 in Germany for its medicine and clinical medicine program.
Every year, different ranking agencies review 1500+ universities in the world, based on their performance across different factors ranging from teaching outlook to citations, from international student presence to employment.
In the ranking lists of all these agencies, Heidelberg University invariably ranks in the Top 100. Latest rankings of the university are given in the following table:
|Ranking Agency||Heidelberg University Ranking 2020||Heidelberg University Ranking 2019|
|US News Rankins||#56||-|
Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020 for the University of Heidelberg is #44, its best till date and as per any other ranking agency. In the last few years, the university has witnessed consistent improvement in THE rankings:
In THE 2020 ranking parameters, the university obtained the following scores:
After being stringently evaluated on five parameters listed above, the University of Heidelberg obtained an overall score of 73.5.
As per Quacquelli Symonds, Heidelberg University has majorly improved its standing globally. While there was a slight dip in the university’s 2020 ranking (an increase from #64 to #66), it regained its best ranking #64 in QS Rankings 2021.
This year’s University of Heidelberg ranking is based on its overall score of 68.6. The breakdown of the ranking parameters used are mentioned in the following table:
|Citations per Faculty||20%||34.2|
Unlike other ranking agencies, ARWU or Shanghai Rankings for Heidelberg University are quite consistent in the last few years.
Since 2003, the university has ranked in Top 100 universities to study abroad. Furthermore, in the last 5 years, this German university has managed to make its place in Top 50 ARWU ranking universities:
The US News & World Report 2020 ranking for Heidelberg University is #56, with a global score of 71.4. The score and ranking are calculated after weighing different factors such as publications, research, citations, etc.
The breakdown of all US News ranking indicators and their respective ranks for Heidelberg University are tabulated below:
|Ranking Indicators||Weightage||Relative Ranks|
|Global research reputation||12.5%||#103|
|Regional research reputation||12.5%||#30|
|Normalized citation impact||10%||#88|
|Number of publications among 10% most cited||12.5%||#57|
|Percentage of total publication that is among 10% most cited||10%||#120|
|International collaboration- relative to country||5%||#435|
|Number of highly cited papers among top 1% of the field||5%||#44|
|Percentage of total publications that are among top 1% most highly cited papers||5%||#96|
In CWUR rankings, Heidelberg University invariably ranks in the top 100 universities in the world. The last five Center for World University Rankings for the university are depicted in the graph below:
Apart from world rankings, CWUR ranks the universities on various factors. Other Heidelberg University CWUR 2020 rankings are:
Based on these rankings, the overall score of 83 is assigned to the university.
As demonstrated, Heidelberg University has established itself as one of the leading universities across the globe. While its world rankings are quite good, its national rankings are outright impressive.
For the last decade, the university has been consistently ranked in the top 5 universities in Germany. The latest Heidelberg University rankings in Germany are tabulated below:
|QS Rankings 2021||#3|
|THE Rankings 2020||#3|
|CWUR Rankings 2020||#4|
|US News Rankings 2020||#2|
|ARWU Rankings 2019||#1|
These national rankings are an indication of the university’s success story in terms of world-class education and research opportunities, for both new and continuing students.
Every student’s choice of university depends on their choice of course/program. Heidelberg University around 180 degree programs, in its 50+ subject areas, to international students.
Some of the high ranking Heidelberg University courses are tabulated below:
|Course||QS 2021 Rankings||US News 2020 Rankings||NTU 2019 Rankings|
|Classics & Ancient History||#4||-||-|
|Physics & Astronomy||#28||#34||#86|
|Pharmacy & Pharmacology||#47||#78||#91|
Heidelberg University rankings, globally and nationally, are a testament of why every year 5000+ international students from 130 nationalities enroll in different programs. With top-notch curriculum, educational, and research experience, university graduates go on to make a successful career for themselves.