Universities in Berlin, Germany - Rankings & Reviews

Berlin
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32

Universities in Berlin

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144721

Students

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3427000

Population

32 universities in Berlin are listed in 21 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 6 different subject specific rankings. 22 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 89 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

Oldest university in Berlin:
was founded in 1696
Largest university in Berlin:
with 35570 students
Nobel prize laureates:
Gerhard Ertl (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2007)
 
Ernst Ruska (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 1986)
 
Adolf Butenandt (Berlin University, 1939)
 
Peter Debye (Berlin University, 1936)
 
Peter Debye (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) für Physik, 1936)
 
Erwin Schrödinger (Berlin University, 1933)
 
Albert Einstein (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) für Physik, 1921)
 
Walther Nernst (Berlin University, 1920)
 
Max Planck (Berlin University, 1918)
 
Eduard Buchner (Landwirtschaftliche Hochschule (Agricultural College), 1907)
 
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Berlin
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Publication of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. Free University of Berlin ranked #125.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: Publication of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Free University of Berlin with highest ranking among universities in Berlin ranked #56.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Free University of Berlin with highest ranking among universities in Berlin ranked #144.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Free University of Berlin with highest ranking among universities in Berlin ranked #76.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Berlin

#1
History
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#3 
#7 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#2
History of Art, Architecture & Design
(THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education)
#2 
#19 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#3
Anatomy & Physiology
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#1 
#19 
Free University of Berlin
#4
Molecular Biology & Genetics
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#1 
#21 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#5
Architecture
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#24 
Technical University of Berlin
#6
Engineering - Mineral & Mining
(ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking)
#2 
#25 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#7
Linguistics
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#30 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#8
Librarian & Information Management
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#31 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#9
Law
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#37 
Humboldt University of Berlin
#10
Communications & Media Studies
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#2 
#46 
Free University of Berlin

Rankings of universities in Berlin, Germany 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (297 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #13 
  • #140 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #148 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #98 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (602 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #5 
  • #80 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #117 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #251 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (393 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #9 
  • #118 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #130 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #93 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]


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Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (305 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #3 
  • #75 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #150 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #96 
  • #3725 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (152 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #82 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #88 
  • #2961 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #556 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (264 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #80 
  • #571 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #111 
  • #3933 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #48 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (72 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #76 
  • #554 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #76 
  • #2394 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (38 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #77 
  • #2261 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

  • #45 
  • #382 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #85 
  • #2979 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (122 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #129 
  • #5958 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (60 reviews) Click to rate
  • #143 
  • #7318 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (17 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #172 
  • #8553 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.1 / 5.0 (78 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #175 
  • #8671 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (128 reviews) Click to rate
  • #176 
  • #8693 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

ESMOD International University of Art for Fashion

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (84 reviews) Click to rate
  • #195 
  • #9466 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (35 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #196 
  • #9479 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (28 reviews) Click to rate
  • #206 
  • #9895 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (555 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #225 
  • #10703 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (93 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #236 
  • #11041 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.0 / 5.0 (13 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #247 
  • #11449 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #252 
  • #11555 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
  • #257 
  • #11905 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (14 reviews) Click to rate

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (138 reviews) Click to rate
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Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (17 reviews) Click to rate
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#27

Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Berlin

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (13 reviews) Click to rate

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (16 reviews) Click to rate
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Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (19 reviews) Click to rate
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Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (155 reviews) Click to rate
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Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (25 reviews) Click to rate
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Key Facts about Berlin

Population: 3427000

Elevation: 74 m. above sea level

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Berlin,

Living costs for students in Berlin:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 65* (35% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 74* (26% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.84 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

Technical University of Berlin ranks #1 in Berlin in our meta ranking composed of 89 university rankings.

Among all universities in Berlin Technical University of Berlin is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 24 rankings where Technical University of Berlin is listed.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Social Studies & Humanities. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Arts Visual & Performing. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Free University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Medicine & Health. See all rankings for the Free University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Natural Sciences. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Technical University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Architecture, Building & Planning. See all rankings for the Technical University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Engineering. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Languages & Literature. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Computer Science. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Law. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Free University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Journalism & Media Studies. See all rankings for the Free University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Mathematics. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Education. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Humboldt University of Berlin is ranked best in Berlin for Agriculture. See all rankings for the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Ranking publishers

4icu

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

StuDocu

THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

Urap

Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%