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THE University Rankings 2014

LMU breaks into the Top 30

München, 10/02/2014

In the latest World University Ranking compiled and published by the Times Higher Education (THE) LMU has substantially improved its position relative to previous editions of the list. The University is now ranked 29th, breaking into the Top 30 for the first time. This places LMU among the leaders in the higher-education sector worldwide.

Eingang_HG_Außen_05-_klein“We are delighted that LMU has become the first university in Germany to gain a place within the Top 30,” says LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. “Moreover, this latest ranking documents a very considerable enhancement of Germany’s reputation as an attractive location in which to carry out ground-breaking research. The fact that Germany is now ranked in third place overall, behind the USA and the UK, clearly demonstrates this improvement.”

Both the Shanghai Rankings (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and the QS World University Ranking published earlier this year provide supporting evidence for LMU’s enhanced stature among its international competitors.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) 2014
THE’s Ranking 2014 is led by the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University and the University of Oxford.

The ranking is based on an assessment of 400 universities worldwide, chosen on the basis of a preselection procedure. According to the Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters, the agencies jointly responsible for the assessment exercise, appraisal of a university‘s core activities – research, teaching and knowledge transfer – takes precedence over an institution’s historical reputation and significance in determining its overall position. A total of 13 factors are evaluated, with publication/citation record, quality of tuition provided and the institution’s reputation for research each contributing 30% to the final score.

For further information see:
THE-Ranking: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/
Academic Ranking of World Universities: www.arwu.org
QS World University Ranking: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings