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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 "Sociology".

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

The Deutscher Aktienindex (“DAX” for short) is a stock index that represents 40 of the most solvent 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 comes in at first rank in Germany (# 16 worldwide) in the "International course experience rank” section of the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking. This ranking is calculated according to how many graduates have completed stays abroad and internships („exchanges and internships, lasting at least a month“).

In WirtschaftsWoche's economics ranking ranking, Christopher Roth is the most research-intensive economist under the age of 40 in the German-speaking world who teaches and researches at a German university.

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

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (national) by the subject "Management", the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne makes third place as well as the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the University of Hamburg, Mannheim University  and the University of Munich (LMU)