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Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2a
Gebäude AVZ (Gebäudeteil AR-NA)
57068 Siegen

Phone:    +49 (0)271/740-4915
Fax.:    +49 (0)271/740-4911
E-Mail:  presse@uni-siegen.de

University of Siegen again among the top 500

Siegen University continues to be one of the 500 best universities worldwide. This is shown by the current Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

Although the number of universities participating in the international THE ranking has once again increased, the University of Siegen was able to maintain its rank: as in the past two years, it has been among the top 500 universities worldwide. In the THE it is listed in the range between numbers 400 and 500. A total of 1,258 universities from all over the world participated in the ranking (previous year: 1,102), including 47 institutions from Germany. Times Higher Education takes into account performance indicators from five different areas: teaching, research, citations from university work, industry revenue, and international focus.

The University of Siegen is above global average in four out of five areas, and significantly higher in the areas of citations and internationalization. Compared to the previous year, the University has been able to improve by a few percentage points in each case, with the number of international scientific staff having risen the most. There is room for improvement in the field of teaching, however, and in particular the number of doctorates based on the amount of graduates and academic staff can be increased. Thus, the University of Siegen was able to grow in the number of graduates and scientific staff - nevertheless, the amount of promotions fell in comparison to last year from 117 to 109.

From the German perspective, number one ranked, as in the previous year, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich with place 32, followed by the TU Munich. At the top of the overall ranking are two universities in the UK: Oxford (1st place) and Cambridge (2nd place). Third place went to Stanford University in the USA.

The London Times Higher Education magazine offers several other rankings besides the annual ranking of the best universities in the world. In the THE-ranking of the best young universities in the world, the University of Siegen had even made it 72nd out of 250 in the summer. This ranking included educational institutions that were founded less than 50 years ago. The complete ranking can be found here.