RWTH: RWTH Aachen in the QS World University Ranking

The QS World University Ranking certifies that RWTH Aachen is one of the 150 best universities worldwide: The Aachen University is ranked 147th and has thus improved significantly from the previous 165th place. RWTH is currently in seventh place in Germany.


The ranking was published by the British information service provider Quacquarelli Symonds, it is created annually and is one of the most important university rankings. The internationality, reputation, supervisory relationship and quality of the publications are analysed.

The number of international students and employees determines the internationality indicator. The RWTH achieved a better ranking here than in the previous year, taking second place in Germany among international students.

The quality of the publications is determined based on the frequency with which publications by scientists are cited. There was a significant improvement here compared to 2021. RWTH is in fifth place in Germany and has thus achieved its best result to date.

In terms of academic reputation, RWTH has improved to ninth place in a German comparison, and in terms of reputation among employers, Aachen is in second place, as in previous years.

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