Success in the QS World University Ranking 2025

June 6, 2024

In this year's QS World University Ranking, the University of Stuttgart is once again in the top 21 percent of the approximately 1,500 universities listed worldwide. It has been particularly successful in the indicators “Citations per Researcher”, “Sustainability”, and “Employer Reputation”.

The higher education analyst and services provider Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) evaluated over 5,600 universities worldwide for its current World University Rankings (WUR). Approximately 1,500 of these universities secured a spot in the ranking list. Of these 1,500, the University of Stuttgart is again among the top 21 percent of all universities listed this year, ranking 314th overall. Among the 5,663 universities analyzed by QS worldwide, it ranks within the top 6 percent.

Impressive ratings in the areas of research and sustainability

The University of Stuttgart receives the best rating for the indicator "Citations per Researcher", where it ranks 228th in the international comparison. In the “Sustainability” indicator, the University of Stuttgart ranks 239th worldwide. This puts the University of Stuttgart in the top 15 and top 16 percent of the universities listed worldwide in terms of citations per capita and sustainability - and in relation to the total number of universities considered for the ranking, it is in the top 4 percent in both areas.

Good reputation among employers

The "Employer Reputation" indicator reveals that University of Stuttgart graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide due to their strong educational foundation. Here, the university is ranked 289th on the international list, i.e. in the top 20 or top 5 percent of the universities ranked or analyzed worldwide.

About the QS World University Ranking

The QS World University Ranking was first published in 2004 and it is considered one of the three most important rankings for universities worldwide. In addition to the indicators “Citations per Faculty” (20 percent), “Sustainability” (5 percent) and “Employer Reputation” (15 percent), it also takes into account the academic reputation (30 percent) and the supervision ratio (“Faculty Student Ratio”, 10 percent) as well as the internationality of students (“International Students”, 5 percent) and employees (“International Faculty”, 5 percent). The integration into international research networks (5 percent) and the employment rate of alumni and alumnae (“Employment Outcomes”, 5 percent) are also considered in the evaluation

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