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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.

The Deutscher Aktienindex (“DAX” for short) is a stock index that represents 40 of the most liquid German companies. No other university has educated as many current board members from the Dax, MDax and SDax as the University of Cologne.

The WiSo faculty receives a top-ranking position in Germany (# 4 worldwide) in the "Careers Rank" section of the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking. This ranking considers the career status of the alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to the level of seniority and the size of the respective company.

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".

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