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LONDON, May 2 / PRNewswire / – Mixed results for Germany and Switzerland, Austria shine in global university rankings

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global higher education research firm, today published the nineteenth edition of the world’s most followed international university ranking. The 2023 edition of the QS World University Rankings shows that Germany’s top university has been able to expand its place in the top 50, that Switzerland remains the home of the best university on continental Europe, and that Austria has made significant progress.


Summary Germany: QS World University Rankings 2023

· Overall decline: more declines than gains

· Germany is highly valued by employers

· Difficulties in the research area

· Shows the importance of research in medicine

· Improved teaching capacity

QS lists 46 German universities. Of these, 16 are improving their position compared to last year, and 24 are deteriorating while six remain stable. Nevertheless, Germany remains one of the best higher education systems in the world, with more than 60% of German universities represented in the top 500, including an impressive 11 in the top 200.

QS World University Rankings 2023: Top 200 German universities

2023 Rank 2022 Rank Facility g

49 50 = Technical University of Munich

59 64 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

65 = 63 Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

118 = 127 Free University of Berlin

131 = 128 = Humboldt University of Berlin

141 = 136 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

147 = 165 RWTH Aachen University

158 159 Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)

169 177 = Eberhard Karls Universitet i Tübingen

189 172 Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

200 194 = Dresden University of Technology


· The Technical University of Munich is Germany’s top ranked university and number 49 in the world. Its increase in this year’s ranking is due to improvements in three out of four QS indicators. The most significant increase is in the international student quota, which has increased by 26 places and is the national leader in this indicator.

· The second highest German university is the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, which was also improved this year. She climbs five places to rank 59. She also improves on three of the six QS indicators, with the biggest gains in the relationship between faculty and students. It also has the highest academic reputation in Germany, ranking 37th in the world.

· Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is ranked number 340 in the world. However, it is Germany’s best university in research on citations per. faculty, ranking at 88th place worldwide. She has a special research focus in medicine, where she has done 18.3% of her total research work over the past five years.

Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President of QS, says: “Although German universities are not yet experiencing any systematic improvements, they are characterized by relatively high teaching capacity, a trend that continues in this edition of the rankings. In fact, 11 of the world’s top 200 scores are achieved. for our indicator faculty relationship of German universities – three more than last year. “

Sowter continued: “As students become more and more concerned about the extent to which they will enjoy a personal, nurturing teaching experience, the emphasis that Germany has placed on a low student-teacher relationship is an important incentive for talented individuals to to study in this country. “


Summary Switzerland: QS World University Rankings 2023

· Overall decline: more declines than gains

· Shows strength in research

· Strong international character of the teaching staff

· High proportion of international students

QS lists 10 Swiss universities, of which eight are in the top 250 in the world and three in the top 100 in the world. Of the total number of listed institutions, eight are deteriorating. Only the University of Basel is improving, while the USI – Università della Svizzera italiana remains stable.

QS World University Rankings 2023: Ranking of Swiss universities

2023 Rank 2022 Rank Facility g

9 8 = ETH Zurich -Federal Technical

16 = 14 = EPFL

83 = 70 = University of Zurich

120 119 University of Bern

125 = 105 = Geneva University

136 138 = University of Basel

203 = 176 University of Lausanne

240 = 240 = USI – Università della Svizzera italiana

501-510 459 = University of St.Gallen (HSG)

571-580 561-570 University of Friborg

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· ETH Zurich is the top-ranked university in Switzerland for the fifteenth time in a row, even though it slipped one place to 9th place. It enjoys the best international reputation in the country and ranks 18th and 51st worldwide in the QS indicators of reputation among scientists and reputation among employers.

· EPFL is the second highest institution in Switzerland and continental Europe. It ranks world number 16. It is the country’s strongest research university measured by citations per. faculty, and ranks as number 15 worldwide in this indicator university is omitted.

· The University of Zurich is the third best university in Switzerland, although it has dropped 13 places to 83. It has the highest teacher-to-student ratio in Switzerland, ranking 68th in the world.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior Vice President, says: “Switzerland’s performance on this year’s rankings paints a different picture than in our rankings, where their niche hospital universities clearly excelled. In our world university rankings, Switzerland’s wider universities show signs of declining performance. In fact, Switzerland is struggling to compete for academic reputation, perhaps a sign that its historically poor reputation is seeping into the academic sector at the expense of global recognition. “

Sowter continues: “According to the Federal Statistical Office, 57% of students report difficulties in their studies1, ranging from stress to lack of interaction with staff. Our faculty-to-student ratio metrics appear to confirm this, as all universities falls on this metric. “

He added: “It is often said that one of the pillars of the success of the Swiss institutions is the decentralization of the higher education landscape, which is regulated by the individual cantons rather than by the state; but as we see in countries with a much more centralized approach (eg China) has seen that central planning can help boost investment and growth at the national political level. “


Summary Austria: QS World University Rankings 2023

· Overall improvement: more increases than decreases

· Difficulties in the research area

· Improving teaching capacity

· Increase in the proportion of international faculties

Austria has improved a lot on this year’s rankings. Of the eight assessed facilities, four are in improvement, two are impaired and two are stable.

QS World University Rankings 2023: Ranking of Austrian universities

2023 Rank 2022 Rank Facility g

151 151 = Vienna University

179 = 180 = Vienna University of Technology

284 = 277 = Graz University of Technology

308 = 281 = Innsbruck University

350 = 354 Johannes Kepler University Linz

486 = 501-510 University of Klagenfurt

651-700 651-700 Karl-Franzens-University Graz

751-800 801-1000 Paris Lodron University of Salzburg

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· Austria’s highest ranked university is the University of Vienna. It maintains its rank from year to year and ranks 151th worldwide. It enjoys Austria’s highest international reputation. It is noteworthy that it ranks 89th globally for academic reputation – as much as 185 places higher than its nearest national competitor, Vienna University of Technology – and 148th for employer reputation 169 occupied.

· Graz University of Technology ranks 284th in the world and is the third best university in Austria. This ranking is supported by the country’s highest teaching capacity measured by the ratio between faculty and students, which ranks it as number 39 in the world.

· Austria achieves significant improvements in two of the QS indicators. In terms of teacher-student relations, five Austrian universities have improved by an average of 35 places. The international faculty relationship is also an excellent achievement. Six Austrian universities have improved on average by seven places in this ratio.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior Vice President, says: “This year, Austria is reversing the stagnation it experienced on last year’s rankings and making significant progress. Above all, it has improved its range of courses, both in terms of number and variety. This should improve what has previously been a problem for Austrian universities – namely to ensure that their undeniable quality is also reflected in the recognition of international competitors. “

Sowter continues: “One of the surest ways in which Austrian universities can achieve this reputation is to adjust research priorities to ensure that high-quality international research is conducted and led by Austrian institutions in areas aimed at addressing the most pressing issues. current issues. “

Overview: QS World University Rankings 2023

This year’s QS World University Rankings are the largest ever with 1,418 institutions spread across 100 campuses, up from 1,300 last year. The results take into account the distribution and performance of 16.4 million academic articles published between 2016 and 2020 and the 117.8 million citations these articles received; they also incorporate expert opinions from over 151,000 academic teachers and over 99,000 employers.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is number one in the world for the eleventh year in a row. The University of Cambridge has moved up to second place, while Stanford University remains in third place.

QS World University Rankings 2023: Top 10 Universities in the World

2023 RANK 2022 RANK Plant

1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA

2 3 = University of Cambridge
The United Kingdom

3 3 = Stanford University
United States

4 2 University of Oxford
The United Kingdom

5 5 Harvard University
United States

6 6 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA

7 7 Imperial College London
The United Kingdom

8 8 = UCL
The United Kingdom

9 8 = ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

10 10 University of Chicago
United States

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