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September 6, 2017, Nr. 77

Top spots in engineering and computer sciences

University of Stuttgart excels at THE-World University Ranking
[Picture: Times Higher Education World University Rankings]

Ranked 62 in Computer Science, ranked 87 in the field of Engineering & Technology: the University of Stuttgart was able to position itself, not once but twice, in the top group among over 1,100 top universities worldwide at the “Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2017/18“.

The University of Stuttgart achieved an excellent ranking, in particular in the field of science transfer that is based on the external funds of companies per scientist: the field of Engineering & Technology with 99.4 and the field of Computer Science with 97.8 of respectively 100 possible points achieved excellent results here. The university on the whole achieved 68.8 of 100 possible points.   

The University of Stuttgart also ranked above average with the number of citations, where 60 of 100 possible points were achieved.   

In the overall ranking the University of Stuttgart was able to maintain its position in the upper quarter with ranking group position 201-250 worldwide and ranks among the 25 best universities in Germany.   

The Times Higher Education World University Ranking, that has been published annually since 2004, assesses the top universities in the world on the basis of five criteria with 13 indicators: research performance (30 %), teaching (30 %), citations (30 %), internationalisation (7,5 %) and knowledge transfer (2.5 %). In the current edition 1,102 universities were included, only 44 of these come from Germany. The bases of the assessment are, besides statistical and bibliometric data (Elsevier’s Scopus), also a worldwide survey of scientists on research and teaching.


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Hans-Herwig Geyer

Head of University Communi­ca­tions and Press Spokesperson



Keplerstraße 7, 70174 Stuttgart

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