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Here's where Germany's top universities stand in new global ranking

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Here's where Germany's top universities stand in new global ranking
Students at the Technical University in Munich. Photo: DPA
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Is your university on the list of the best places to study in Germany, according to new global rankings?

Germany’s best university is in Munich, according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds global rankings for 2020.

Although no German university was among the top 50 ranked institutions in the world, a total of 25 of the country’s higher education institutions made it onto the list of the 1,000 best universities across the globe.

The top ranking came from the Technical University of Munich, which snagged the number 55 spot. It was followed by the Ludwigs-Maximillian-Universtat München, ranked at 63 and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universit?t in Heidelberg, placed at 66.

The ranking is based on several factors such as how universities are evaluated by international and home students, as well how they are thought of by employers, and the academic world.

The QS list is viewed as one of the most influential university rankings in the world. The list is published on the website www.topuniversities.com, which had close to 70 million visitors last year.

The very top of the table was dominated by US universities, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) coming top, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University. Oxford University in the UK came fourth, while the California Institute of Technology was ranked fifth.

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Here’s the 25 German universities and where they’re ranked in the QS list:

55 Technical University of Munich

63 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit?t München

66 Ruprecht-Karls-Universit?t Heidelberg

120 Humboldt-Universit?t zu Berlin

124 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

130 Freie Universit?t Berlin

138 RWTH Aachen University

147 Technische Universit?t Berlin (TU Berlin)

169 Eberhard Karls Universit?t Tübingen

169 Albert-Ludwigs-Universit?t Freiburg

179 Technische Universit?t Dresden

197 University of G?ttingen

227 Universit?t Hamburg

243 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit?t Bonn

260 Technische Universit?t Darmstadt

279 Universit?t Stuttgart

291 Universit?t Frankfurt am Main

308 University of Cologne

314 Universit?t Mannheim

319 Friedrich-Alexander-Universit?t Erlangen-Nürnberg

340 Universit?t Jena

340 University Ulm

347 Westf?lische Wilhelms-Universit?t Münster

410 Johannes Gutenberg Universit?t Mainz

424 Universit?t Konstanz

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