US News Ranking
LMU best German contender on the list
In the 2018 Best Global Universities Rankings published by US News and World Report, LMU is the highest placed German university.
The top three slots in the latest edition of the US News ranking, which comprises a total of 1250 institutions in 74 countries, are filled by Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. LMU is rated as the best university in Germany, taking 40th place in the list.
The Best Global Universities Ranking is compiled by US News and World Report, and first appeared in 2014. It makes use of 13 performance indicators, including the individual institution’s reputation and the quality of the research produced. The latter parameter is based on the numbers of research publications generated and their citation records.