Diamond League
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

Germany

Heidelberg University, Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Deutschland

92 World
rank
3 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1386
Short name:
Ruperto Carola
Type:
Public
Students:
28880
Faculty:
1180
Faculty/Students Ratio:
24
:
1
Web-site:
www.uni-heidelberg.de
Region:
Europe
Location:
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttembergy
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 92 76.629
Teaching 147 69.496
Research 111 79.869
International Diversity 143 72.086
Financial Sustainability 119 78.819
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 89 86.857
Research Perfomance Rankings 52 87.425
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TEACHING
World Rank: 147
Country rank: 6
Score: 69.496
League: Golden League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 111
Country rank: 9
Score: 79.869
League: Golden League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 143
Country rank: 3
Score: 72.086
League: Golden League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 119
Country rank: 9
Score: 78.819
League: Golden League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

The university has an emphasis on research and has been associated with 56 Nobel Prize laureates. It is consistently ranked among Europe`s top overall universities, and is an international education venue for doctoral students, with approximately 1,000 doctorates successfully completed every year, and with more than one third of the doctoral students coming from abroad. International students from some 130 countries account for more than 20 percent of the entire student body. Heidelberg comprises two major campuses: one in Heidelberg`s Old Town and another in the Neuenheimer Feld quarter on the outskirts of the city. The university`s noted alumni include eleven domestic and foreign Heads of State or Heads of Government.

Mission Statement

Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany`s oldest university and one of the strongest research universities in Europe. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and in international rankings prove Heidelberg`s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates. Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. It aims to strengthen the individual disciplines, to further interdisciplinary Copperation and to carry research results over into society and industry. Research at the university is focused on four interdisciplinary fields, the molecular and cellular basis of life, structure and pattern formation in the material world, cultural dynamics in globalised worlds and self-regulation and regulation: individuals and organisations. Heidelberg University also draws its strength from its Copperation with numerous local non-university research institutions and is tied into a worldwide network of research and teaching collaborations. Exchange programmes with more than 400 universities worldwide and 19 university partnerships give evidence to Heidelberg`s marked global interconnectedness.