At the Top of the Rankings


CHE University Ranking


The Faculty of Business and Economics does very well in the current ranking of the Centre for Higher Education Development ("Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung" - CHE) of 2023 and is in the top and middle group with the evaluated fields of Business Administration, Economics and Business Information Systems (bachelor's and Master's programmes). Students in particular are very satisfied with their overall study situation and rate the faculty above average in the respective student surveys:


  • More information: Bachelor's and master's programmes below






According to the CHE, the ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed university comparison in the German-speaking world, with around 120,000 students surveyed and more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences ("Fachhochschulen") as well as dual universities and universities of cooperative education ("Berufsakademien") examined.






The following criteria received an average value of at least 4 stars in the student evaluations:




  • Business Administration



    Bachelor's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support from lecturers

    • Support during studies

    • Range of courses

    • Organisation of studies

    • Support for studying abroad

    • Rooms Library equipment

    • IT infrastructure

    • Digital teaching elements


    Master's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support from lecturers

    • Support during studies

    • Teaching programme

    • Organisation of studies

    • Support for studying abroad

    • Transition to the Master's programme

    • Research orientation

    • Digital teaching elements

    • Practical orientation in teaching






  • Economics



    Bachelor's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support during studies

    • Teaching offer

    • Organisation of studies

    • Exams

    • Support for studying abroad

    • Rooms

    • Library equipment

    • IT infrastructure


    Master's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support from lecturers

    • Support during your studies

    • Teaching programme

    • Organisation of studies

    • Support for studying abroad

    • Transition to the Master's programme

    • Research orientation

    • Digital teaching elements

    • Practical orientation in teaching





  • Business Information Systems



    Bachelor's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support during studies

    • Organisation of studies

    • Support for studying abroad

    • Library equipment

    • IT infrastructure


    Master's programmes



    • General study situation

    • Support from lecturers

    • Support during your studies

    • Teaching programme

    • Organisation of studies

    • Transition to the Master's programme

    • Research orientation

    • Digital teaching elements

    • Practical orientation in teaching








In the "Facts on Teaching and Research", the Faculty of Business and Economics is in the top group for each of the following criteria (bachelor's and master's programmes):




  • Business Administration




    • Degrees in a reasonable time (Master's degree)

    • Support at the beginning of studies

    • Publications per professor

    • Doctorates per professor






  • Economics




    • Support at the beginning of studies

    • Publications per professor

    • Research funds per scientist

    • Doctorates per professor






  • Business Information Systems




    • Degrees in a reasonable time (undergraduate studies)

    • Degrees in a reasonable time (Master's degree)

    • Support at the beginning of studies

    • Doctorates per professor








The CHE University Ranking is based on data about studies, teaching, equipment and research as well as results from surveys of students and professors at the respective university. There is no final ranking list of the participating universities. Instead, the CHE classifies the universities and universities of applied sciences etc. into three groups (top, middle and bottom groups) according to indicators and criteria it has developed itself.


The results of the student survey on the study situation in general are presented for the first time this year using a 5-star scale.


According to the CHE, the ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed university comparison in the German-speaking world, with around 120,000 students surveyed: www.zeit.de/che-ranking [in German]




QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023:



  • Development Studies: World Rank 22, No. 1 in Germany

  • Statistics and Operational Research: World Rank 101-150, No. 6 in Germany

  • Economics and Econometrics: World Rank 201-250, No. 9 in Germany

  • More information (external link)



ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023:



  • Economics: World Rank 76-100, 3rd place in the ranking of German universities

  • Statistics: World Rank 101-150, 5th place in the ranking of German universities

  • More information (external link)



US News & World Report Ranking by Subject 2022: Best Global Universities for Economics and Business in Germany:



  • Rank 4 in subject ranking "Economics & Business" in Germany-wide comparison; Rank 181 in global comparison "Best Universities for Economics and Business"

  • Rank 8 in the ranking "Best Universities in Germany"

  • Rank 163 in the ranking "Best Global Universities (tie)"


A total of 17,200 universities in 47 subjects were compared: More Information (External Link)



Eduniversal Business School Rankings/ Best Masters Rankings 2022 (Best 1000 Business Schools)



  • The Faculty of Business and Economics has been awarded as "Excellent Business School"

  • M.Sc. in Marketing & E-Business: Rank 4 in Germany in the category "E-Business and Digital Marketing in Germany"/ Region Western Europe: Rank 57

  • M.Sc. in International Economics: In Germany: Rank 3 in the category "Economics"/ Region Western Europe: Rank 47

  • More Information (external link)



WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the strongest research universities in economics 2023


In the 2023 ranking of the universities with the strongest research in economics in German-speaking countries, the University of Göttingen ranks 10th - if only universities in Germany are considered, Göttingen comes in 5th place. The research performance of individual academics is also analysed. In the ranking of the economists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland with the highest research output, Prof. Dr Holger Strulik is in 19th place, while in the ranking of overall research output ("lifetime achievement") he is in 26th place: Further Information



WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most productive business researchers 2022


In the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most research-intensive business economists in the German-speaking world, Prof. Dr. Maik Hammerschmidt is among the top 250 of more than 3,600 people included in the ranking. In the ranking for lifetime achievement, which includes all research work over the course of a career, Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe is in 194th place. In addition, Prof. Dr. Simon Trang (37th place) and Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz (59th place) are among the most research-intensive business economists under the age of 40 in the ranking: More Information



Ranking by Students


On the online portal Studycheck.de, students can provide individual feedback on their institute of higher education: www.studycheck.de/hochschulen/uni-goettingen (external link, in German)




International Student Barometer 2022 (2023)


The University of Göttingen has received good marks from its international students. This is the result of the International Student Barometer 2022/2023 (ISB). 90 per cent of the international students in Göttingen who took part in the survey are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" overall with their living and study situation here. 92 per cent are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the academic teaching, 87 per cent rate their living conditions in Göttingen as satisfactory or very satisfactory. 86 per cent state that they experience an open environment in Göttingen that is friendly towards international students.



Students cited career planning and the university's reputation as important criteria for choosing Göttingen University, as well as the cost of studying and living and the expectation of being able to live safely in Göttingen.



The survey was conducted in October and December 2022. A total of 74 universities worldwide took part, including 38 European and 17 German universities. The ISB is considered the largest global survey of internationally mobile students. It is conducted annually by the survey company i-graduate. In order to obtain meaningful data both for the university's own evaluation and for benchmarking, at least 10 per cent of all international students at a university must take part in the survey and at least 100 people must answer the questionnaire.



Information for international students interested in studying in Göttingen: Please click here







Three students standing at a spiral staircase in a library



Contact

Gesche Quent
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Faculty of Business and Economics
Communication and Marketing
Platz der Göttinger Sieben
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39-25847 gesche.quent@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de