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THE World Reputation Rankings

LMU is the leading university in Germany

München, 03/07/2014

In the latest edition of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014, LMU is once again rated to be the leading university in Germany. LMU is ranked 46th overall, and takes first place among full-spectrum universities in continental Europe.

Eingang_HG_Außen_05-_kleinThe Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014 is based on a worldwide opinion survey carried out among leading academics last year. The contributors were asked to name those institutions which they regarded as world leaders in their own sphere of expertise. In all, 10,536 academics in 133 countries took part in the assessment.

“That LMU is again ranked as the best university in Germany and among the top 50 universities internationally is an emphatic endorsement of the outstanding work of our faculty and staff, and a testament to LMU‘s high standards of performance,” says Professor Bernd Huber, the University’s President.

The top three places in the overall ranking are taken by a trio of American universities, with Harvard University besting its near-neighbor MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) and Stanford University taking third position. LMU leads the German universities on the list, and is ranked 46th overall, together with Edinburgh University. This rating puts LMU in a tie with Edinburgh University for 9th place among European institutions.