Ulm University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology among top ten young universities

6 April 2017
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Young University Rankings 2017

Two German universities have made it into the top ten of this year’s Young University Rankings released by Times Higher Education. Germany is represented with 11 institutions in the list of the world’s best universities aged 50 years or under.

According to the findings younger universities tend to do better at attracting overseas students and publishing international research than their older counterparts.

A total of 48 countries are featured in the sixth annual edition of table, the UK being the most-represented with 27 universities, followed by Australia with 23 institutions.

As for the methodology, the same 13 performance indicators were used as for THE’s World University Rankings, but with less weighting on academic reputation.

Young University Rankings 2017 - List of German universities

Ulm University


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


University of Duisburg-Essen


Bielefeld University


University of Bayreuth


University of Bremen


Technical University of Dortmund


University of Kaiserslautern


University of Siegen


Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg


University of Paderborn


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