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Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2013

LMU again best of the German universities

Munich, 03/06/2013

In the new edition of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking, LMU Munich is placed 44th, and once more leads the German contingent. In continental Europe, LMU takes second place behind the ETH Zürich, and is rated 7th in Europe as a whole.

“We are very pleased with this impressive performance,” said LMU President Professor Bernd Huber. “This ranking underlines our leading position among European universities; it is a splendid acknowledgment of the excellent work of our faculty and a measure of LMU’s overall effectiveness.”

In this latest THE World Reputation Ranking, Harvard University takes 1st place, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge University, respectively. LMU, in 44th spot, is the only university in Germany that is listed in the Top 50.

For the Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2013, a survey was carried out last year among leading scholars and scientists. A total of 16,639 senior faculty from 144 countries, with an average of 17 years of experience in academia, took part in the exercise.

The Reputational Ranking is based on the evaluations provided by this panel of eminent experts, who were asked to name the institutions they regarded as the best in the world in the discipline with which each respondent was most familiar.

The Reputational Ranking thus reflects the subjective judgment of the international academic community. Together with eleven other indicators based on more objective criteria, the assessment forms part of the basis for the World University Ranking. In the most recent version of that listing, published in October of last year, LMU also emerged as the top placed German university.

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