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Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU/ "Shanghai-Ranking") was established in 2003 and is a worldwide university ranking. More than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published. ARWU uses six indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

In the subject ranking "Sociology", the University of Cologne is ranked No. 1 nationally, internationally it is ranked on the 43rd place.

In the category (subject) "Economics", the university of Cologne ranks on the 101th-150th place and shares 4-7th place in Germany with the Universities of Berlin (Humboldt), Göttingen and Frankfurt (Goethe)

In the subject ranking "Management", the University of Cologne is ranked 3-7 nationally (shared with  with the RWTH Aachen, the Frankfurt School of Finance, the TU Darmstadt and the University of Mannheim ) and 201-300 internationally.

In the subject ranking "Finance", the University of Cologne is ranked 5-6 nationally together with the University of Munich (LMU).

In the subject ranking "Business Administration", the University of Cologne ranked 4-5 nationally together with the University of Bochum, 151-200 internationally.

More can be found on the website: Academic Ranking of World Universities