An excellent place for study and research

The department in rankings

In choosing to study at the Department of Economics of the University of Konstanz you have opted for a leading academic institution. Both specific areas of study as well as research in the department regularly rank amongst the top universities in Germany. In addition, by studying at the University of Konstanz you are not just a student of one of Germany’s leading universities but also of one of the best young universities worldwide.

Selected rankings

The Centre for Higher Education (CHE) University Ranking

Top placings for the Department of Economics in the categories

  • Feasibility of the study programme
  • Range of available courses
  • Exams
  • Completion of studies within a reasonable timeframe
  • Support for studies abroad
  • Support for new students
  • International focus of master’s studies
  • Internationally visible publications per researcher
  • Acquisition of third-party funds
  • good ratio of doctoral students per professor

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When asked which universities train students best for their requirements, HR bosses ranked Economics at the University of Konstanz 7th place nationwide.

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QS World University Rankings by Faculty – Social Sciences and Management

12th place nationwide, 289th place worldwide

  • h-index: 5th place nationwide
  • Academic reputation: 10th place nationwide
  • Citations per thesis: 12th place nationwide
  • Employer reputation: 14th place nationwide

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QS World University Rankings by Subject – Economics & Econometrics

Placed 201-300 worldwide, one of 15 German universities ranked

  • h-index: 5th place nationwide
  • Citations per thesis: 6th place nationwide
  • Academic reputation: 13th place nationwide
  • Employer reputation 14th place nationwide

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In the ranking of the research performance of Economics departments at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the University of Konstanz occupies 22nd place. The benchmark is the number of articles published in scientific journals, weighted according to the reputation of the respective journal.

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In the humanities and social sciences, Konstanz ranks 12th in the weighted number of research stays by Humboldtians.

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In the ranking of research performance, measured against the number of citations from published articles, the Department of Economics ranks 12th amongst 418 institutions.

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University rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) 150 Under 50 (2016)

Ranking of the 150 best universities which are under 50 years old

  • 1st place nationwide
  • 7th place in the world

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 (2016)

Ranking of the 50 best universities worldwide which are under 50 years old

  • 1st place nationwide
  • 35th place worldwide

All the University’s rankings