Rostock, Mecklenburg-VorpommernLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1419established year

    University of Rostock World Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings 2020-2021

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    University of Rostock (Rostock University, German: University of Rostock) is a public university located in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, and was founded in 1419. The University of Rostock offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

    • In 2019 ARWU ranked the University of Rostock between 501-600.
    • In 2020 University of Rostock was ranked 624 by US news whereas QS ranked university between 751-800.
    • In the year 2018, the University of Rostock was ranked by University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 224th worldwide in Chemistry and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 101–150 in Chemistry

    Some of the notable alumni of the University of Rostock include:

    • Karl Von Frisch, Nobel laureate in medicine
    • Otto Stern, Nobel laureate in Physics.
    • Joachim Gauck, 11th president of Germany.

    University of Rostock World Ranking Highlights

    University of Rostock has always been in the top 1000 universities around the world. Given below is the ranking of university according to the different ranking agency:-

    Agency Ranking
    Qs (2021) 701-750
    US NEWS (2021) 706
    CWUR (2021) 474
    ARWU(2020) 501-600
    UniRank(2021) 778

    University of Rostock Ranking by US News 2021

    US News is one of the most prestigious ranking agency. It has ranked University of Rostock on the basis of some indicators that cover all the essential factors that help them in ranking the university.

    Indicators Ranking
    Global score 44.2
    Global research reputation 897
    Regional research reputation 369
    Publications 536
    Books 642
    Conference 553
    Normalized citation impact 886
    Total citations 560
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited 582
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited 938
    International collaboration - relative to country 1057
    International collaboration 552
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 543
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 730

    University of Rostock Ranking by QS 2021

    According to the above ranking method and criteria, QS has ranked university of Rostock between 701-750 in 2021 whereas it ranked the university somewhere between 750- 800 in 2020. University was ranked 701-750 in the year 2019.

    It was lowest in 2018, somewhere between 801-1000 but through the time university of Rostock made its way in 700. From these statistics, we could say that university has the potential to perform even better in the future.

    University of Rostock Ranking by CWRU

    CWUR ranks every university on the following given indicators which cover the ability of the university in various important aspects. It also shows the figure of the particular indicators of the University of Rostock.

    Indicator Weightage Numbers
    Quality of education 25% 439
    Alumni employment 25% -
    Quality of faculty 10% -
    Research performance 40% 455
    Research output (total number of a research paper) 10% -
    High-quality publication (number of papers appearing in top tier journal) 10% -
    Influence (number of a research paper appearing in high influential journal) 10% -
    Citation (number of high cited newspaper) 10% -

    University of Rostock Ranking by UniRank

    Following is the methodology that is used by UniRank to rank a university:-

    1. Web metrics data are collected in the same week to minimize temporal fluctuations and maximize comparability.
    2. A pre-computational filter is adopted to detect outliers in the raw data.
    3. Further investigation and a review of both the Alexa Global Rank and Similar Web Global Rank data is carried out.
    4. Once outliers are detected and subdomains data reviewed and adjusted, web metrics data are normalized to a scale of 0 to 100 taking into consideration the logarithmic nature in which the Moz Domain Authority, the Alexa Global Rank and the Similar Web Global Rank are expressed.
    5. The normalized values are aggregated based on a weighted average algorithm which generates the final score and web ranking.

    Using the above method UniRank has ranked University of Rostock in the top 1000 universities around the world.

    University of Rostock Ranking by ARWU

    ARWU is also globally recognized as one of the best ranking agencies. Ranking of university of Rostock by ARWU is done on the bases of the following indicators, table is given below also includes the weightage given by them to ever indicator:-

    Indicator Weightage
    Quality of education
    (Alumni who win prestigious awards in their field like nobel prize.)
    Quality of faculty 40%
    i. total percentage is for staff members who has received prestigious award in their field
    ii. highly cited researchers
    Research output 40%
    i. paper that is published in nature and science
    ii. Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index.
    Per capita performance
    (Overall academic performance of an institution)

    University of Rostock National Ranking

    University of Rostock is one of the top universities in Germany. It is also one of the oldest universities in the country. University is ranked in the top 60 colleges in Germany.

    The table given below ranks the university at the national level by various agency:-

    Agency Ranking
    US NEWS(2021) 47
    ARWU(2020) 31-35
    Uni Rank(2021) 53
    CWUR(2021) 35

    University of Rostock Subject Ranking by QS

    The University of Rostock provides education in almost every field. University of Rostock is ranked above 600 in every subject and its subjects have been in the top 600 since 2018. following is the ranking of the university of rostock by qs for 2020, 2019, and 2018, below that table subject ranking ffrom US news for 2021 is given:-

    Subject 2020 2019 2018
    Medicine 451 - 500 451-500 351-400
    Physics and astronomy 501-550 - 401-450
    Chemistry 551-600 501-550 451-500

    University of Rostock Subject Ranking by US News

    Subject Ranking
    Chemistry 177( tie)
    Clinical medicine 522
    Neuroscience and behaviour 303
    Physics 529
    Plant and animal science 374

    University of Rostock vs Other Universities Comparison

    Tabulated below is the comparison between University of Rostock with University of Cologne and University of Munich.

    University/ College University of Rostock University of Cologne University of Munich(LMU)
    Location Rostock, Germany Cologne, Germany Munich, Germany
    Status public Public Public
    Research output high Very high Very high
    International student 17 37.4 36.2
    Quality of education ranking 430 510 89
    Overall score 73.0 78.1 81.0

    University of Rostock has a rich heritage as it is one of the oldest universities, it passes its heritage to its students. It educates students about many things. Not only is it known for being the oldest university but also for its scientific research. University has many projects going on by the faculty and researchers in the university. Researchers who take part in this research also work as professors in the university and teach students. Thus, students are being taught and guided by experienced professors. It is possible for professors to guide in the best way possible with their vast knowledge of the subject.

    University of Rostock has many patents on its name. Every year there are some patents in its name. It speaks volume about the university. It can especially be good for a doctorate, as the students can take an active part in the projects that are ongoing.

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