First Ever Top-Flight Position for the University of Greifswald in the THE World Ranking

Research at the University of Greifswald ©Till_Junker
Research at the University of Greifswald ©Till_Junker

The University performed particularly well in the category research, being awarded rank 259 for citations as a reflection of the academic relevance of a publication. The University of Greifswald improved last year’s rank in this category by 243 places. 1527 universities from all over the world and 48 from Germany were included in the ranking. The universities were awarded their places according to data collected in 2018.

By improving its THE Ranking, the University of Greifswald has reaffirmed its success in the equally important Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 that evaluates individual subject areas. In this ranking, the University received good placements in the rankings for dentistry and oral hygiene, ecology, biotechnology, biology and psychology (see press release [de]).

‘By gaining successful results in two of the most significant global university rankings, the University of Greifswald clearly demonstrates its academic strength as a result of the exceedingly positive developments of recent years,’ says Prof. Johanna Weber, Rector of the University.

Using the same methods every year, the Times Higher World University Ranking has been published annually since 2010. The ranking is produced by the magazine Times Higher Education (THE) which is published in London. It is based on data from the areas of teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfer and internationality of a university. The THE Ranking is among the serious, data-based rankings and thus enjoys an excellent reputation.

Contact at the University of Greifswald
Dr. Stefan Seiberling
Research Support Centre
Wollweberstraße 1, 17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1174