27. October 2023

Shanghai Ranking & THE Ranking: Bonn economics among the Top 100 in the world Shanghai Ranking & THE Ranking: Bonn economics among the Top 100 in the world

The two renowned ranking providers Times Higher Education (THE) and Shanghai have published their annual subject rankings in the past few days. Once again, both rankings attest to the performance of the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn.

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Shanghai ranking by subject 2023: Bonn economics again in first place in Germany

As in the previous year, Bonn is ranked 39th in the international comparison in economics; in the European comparison, Bonn moves up from 10th to 9th place.

Since the introduction of the new "Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS)" method in 2017, Bonn's economic sciences have occupied first place in the German comparison.

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects contains rankings of universities in 55 subjects across the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medicine, and social sciences.

More than 1,900 universities from 104 countries and regions are included in the rankings. The rankings use a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of global universities in their respective subjects, including research performance, research impact, international collaboration, research quality, and international academic awards.

THE Subject Ranking 2024: Bonn's economics in 4th place nationwide
Globally, the Department of Economics ranks 53rd (out of 909 participating universities) in THE Ranking by Subject in the Business & Economics category.

In an international comparison with the previous year, the University of Bonn's Department of Economics improves from 71st to 53rd place.

The THE subject rankings include 11 subject categories, the University of Bonn is ranked in 8. Worldwide, between approx. 600 and 1300 universities per subject participate. The indicators are the same 5 as in THE World University Ranking, Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook, Industry Income, partly with slightly adjusted weightings to better reflect differences in subject cultures. It is worth noting that Bonn's Department of Economics took first place in the "International Outlook" category in the German comparison.

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