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Top ranking

University rankings play an important role in positioning the University of Cologne in the national and international context. They are also an important source of information for prospective students, employers, government departments and other stakeholders. University rankings assess the quality of research and teaching as well as departmental performance against a number of criteria. The WiSo Faculty enjoys a high standing in many renowned university rankings and aims to improve further.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Thonemann

High rankings serve as an important indicator of the quality of research and teaching at the WiSo Faculty. Our excellent performance in prestigious league tables underlines the competitiveness of the WiSo Faculty in the national and international higher education landscape.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Thonemann, Dean of the WiSo-Faculty

In the current Academic Ranking of World Universities ("Shanghai Ranking") by Subject, the University of Cologne ranks first in the national evaluation for "Business Administration" and "Sociology".

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Journal List Ranking places the University of Cologne in the analytical journal category in first place in Germany.

In the AIS 8 Information Systems Ranking in the field of Information Systems, the UoC is ranked first in Germany.

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (national) the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne makes 2nd place as well as the LMU Munich in the national ranking by subject "Management".

According to the WirtschaftsWoche personnel ranking, which asks HR managers in German companies which universities train students best for their needs, the University of Cologne is currently in third place.

Prof. Dr. Erik Hornung is the third best researcher at a German university in the Handelsblatt economist ranking "Researchers under 40 (overall research performance)".