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Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2012

LMU is the most highly reputed German university

Munich, 03/16/2012

In the latest edition of the World Reputation Ranking compiled by the Times Higher Education magazine, which is published today, LMU has once again come out very well, improving its position by no less than six places in comparison with last year's showing. Now ranked in 42nd position, LMU is the leading German university in the table and, among continental European institutions, it is bested only by the ETH in Zurich, which is placed 22nd. The Reputation Ranking assesses universities on the basis of their perceived stature as teaching and research institutions, and is based on a survey of the considered opinions of eminent and experienced experts from all over the world.

“We have moved up a further six places in the Reputation Ranking, which shows that we are on the right track,” says LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. “A university’s international standing is very important, because only highly reputed institutions can compete successfully for the best students and faculty.”

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2012 is based on a global survey of established researchers and scholars. In all, 17,554 experts from 137 countries took part in the survey. This year’s Reputation Ranking is the largest and most comprehensive assessment of the relative stature of universities yet carried out. The survey evaluates two of the 13 performance criteria that form the basis for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The format allows assessors to designate the universities they regard as world or regional leaders in their own specific fields.

For further information on the World Reputation Ranking, see: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

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