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Jacobs University makes second place in German university ranking U-Multirank

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Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Jacobs University once again with top marks in the U-Multirank university ranking.

image: With the latest results of the U- Multirank, Jacobs University was rated second place behind WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management with 16 top marks, and ahead of TU Munich and RWTH Aachen University which had 14 top marks each. view more 

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U-Multirank evaluated a total of 106 German universities and universities of applied sciences. Internationally, almost 2,000 universities from 96 countries are evaluated in the ranking. With its multidimensional, user-driven approach, the ranking system compared Jacobs University’s performance in five categories: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation, and regional commitment. Evidence of Jacobs University's research strength is the amount of research funds raised by its scientists, along with interdisciplinary publications and post-doctoral positions. In the category of knowledge transfer, the publications carried out jointly with industrial partners were given the highest rating – so did the number of awarded patents and publications cited in connection with patents.

Jacobs University received top marks this year with its international orientation. At the English-language university, more than 1,600 students from over 110 nations live, learn and conduct research together. Furthermore, 33 percent of the academic staff come from all over the world, and almost 69 percent of the doctorates at Jacobs University are international. The "Gender Balance," a new indicator in the ranking that evaluates equal opportunities between women and men in the transition from bachelor's/master's studies to doctoral studies, was also positively highlighted.

"We are very proud to have our efforts to offer our students an excellent education in an international environment reflected in this outstanding ranking," said Professor Fabio Pammolli, President of the international university in Bremen-Nord. In the comparison of degree programs, Psychology and Earth Sciences particularly stand out, with Jacobs University taking first and third place, respectively.

U-Multirank is one of the largest and most comprehensive rankings in the world. It allows users to create their own personalized ranking based on individual performance indicators. U-Multirank is developed and implemented by an independent consortium led by the Center for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany.

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About Jacobs University Bremen:
Studying in an international community. Obtaining a qualification to work on responsible tasks in a digitized and globalized society. Learning, researching and teaching across academic disciplines and countries. Strengthening people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. This is what Jacobs University Bremen stands for. Established as a private, English-medium campus university in Germany in 2001, it is continuously achieving top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from more than 110 countries with around 80% having relocated to Germany for their studies. Jacobs University’s research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation or the EU Research and Innovation program as well as by globally leading companies.
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