Faculty of Economic Sciences

At the Top of the Rankings


CHE University Ranking
The University of Göttingen, as well as the departments of Business, Economics and Business Information Systems represented by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, are regularly ranked and listed by external ranking-bodies. In Germany, the University is also included in the CHE University Ranking conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Development. It is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking that exists in Germany.

CHE examines more than 300 universities and colleges of applied science in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The ranking includes 37 subjects. A third of the subjects are newly evaluated every year. In 2017, Business Administration, Economics and Business Information Systems are also included.

The results of the university rankings are published every spring in the ZEIT Study Guide. The Faculty of Economic Sciences places mostly in the middle and at the top: More Information
Please also see: CHE master's programme rankings: programmes in business administration rank top of the group (2014)


ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (Shanghai-Ranking) - Subject Ranking


Handelsblatt ranking 2017
In the Handelsblatt (German business magazine) ranking, German-speaking economists are evaluated based on their research strengths. The University of Göttingen Department of Economics moved up in the ranking of 2017 by 3 positions, placing 6th after Köln University and before Frankfurt/Main University. In terms of individual rankings of academics, Professor Dr. Holger Strulik ranks 1st place. Professors Dr. Helmut Herwartz and Stephan Klasen, PhD, are ranking 35th and 44th place, respectively. Further information

Eduniversal Worldwide Business Schools Ranking/ Masters Ranking
The Faculty of Economic Sciences also belongs to one of the "EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence" ranking in Germany according to the "Eduniversal Worldwide Business Schools Ranking 2016".

Eduniversal's "Masters Ranking 2015-2016" lists the master's degree programme in International Economics among the best programmes worldwide in the field of economics and among the top 50 in Western Europe, respectively. The ranking is mainly based on the reputation of the programme, starting salary of graduates, and satisfaction level of the students.

Emerging/ Trendence Global Employability Ranking
The "Emerging/ Trendence Global Employability Ranking 2015" lists the University of Göttingen at 87th place and among the top eight German Universities most frequently selected by global employers.
About the ranking: The French consulting firm "Emerging" surveyed employers on universities they rely on, and on the qualities that made job candidates most employable. The ranking was carried out in collaboration with the German consulting firm "Trendence". According to Emerging and Trendence, the survey included 6400 employers from twenty countries.

Rankings by students
On the online portal Unicheck.de, students can provide individual feedback on their institute of higher education: www.unicheck.de