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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 "Management", "Business Administration" and "Sociology", as it did last year.

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

According to the WirtschaftsWoche research ranking, the University of Cologne is one of the most research-intensive German-speaking universities. In business administration, it ranks second within Germany.

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.

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

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