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Rankings

In the field of social sciences, our School is among the top institutions worldwide. Our three departments’ excellent performance has been confirmed by numerous rankings:

Former Rankings

  • CHE Ranking 2021: Best University of Germany in the Field of Political Science

    The University of Mannheim ist once again extremely successful: With the subject of political science, it is the only state university in the top group in 12 of 15 individual categories evaluated. The complete ranking is published in the printed ZEIT Studienführer 2021/2022.

    CHE Ranking

  • THE Ranking 2021: University of Mannheim is the Best German University in Social Sciences and Third Best in Psychology

    According to the latest Times Higher Education Ranking by Subject, the University of Mannheim is once again the best German university in Social Sciences. In the worldwide comparison, the University of Mannheim ranks 38th in Social Sciences. Moreover, the University has improved its position in Psychology and is now Germany´s third best university in this subject.

    Subject Ranking Social Sciences

  • Shanghai Ranking 2020: Top Marks in Political Science

    The current Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, the so-called Shanghai Ranking, confirms the University of Mannheim´s leading position in Germany in its focus area Social Sciences. Two years in succession the University of Mannheim is the best German university in the subject of Political Science.

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  • THE Ranking 2020: Number 1 in Germany, 35th place Worldwide

    According to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking by subject, the University of Mannheim is once again best German University in the social sciences and number 35 worldwide in 2020. 

    Subject Ranking Social Sciences

  • QS Rankings 2020: “Social Sciences and Management” National Number 2, International Number 73

    The current QS World University Rankins by Subject, the University of Mannheim ranks number 73 worldwide in the Social Sciences and Management category – a great result. Even in Germany the category scores number 2. In addition, the subjects Psychology (number 5) and Sociology (number 8) climb to the top of the national rankings.

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  • CHE Ranking of Master`s Programs 2019: Mannheim Psychology at the Top in Germany

    The University of Mannheim is an excellent place to study Psychology at master’s level. This is shown by the current CHE University Ranking of master’s programs, which places Mannheim in the leading group in all eight categories. No other German university managed to achieve such good results.

    The Master's subject Psychology received top marks for the ”general study situation”, “transition to master's studies”, “support through teaching staff”, “support during studies” , “organization of studies”, “course offer”, “research orientation” and ”Citations per publication”. The University of Mannheim is also in the top group when it comes to ”support in studying abroad” and ”graduation within a adequate time”.

    You can find the results of the ranking online and in the print edition 1/2020 of the ZEIT Campus magazine.

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  • CHE Ranking 2019: Top Scores in Psychology

    In 2019, the University of Mannheim confirmed its position as one of the leading institutions in Germany for Psychology. It was the best university in terms of points awarded – being ranked as one of the top institutions in 15 of 21 categories. No other higher education institution received top scores in so many individual categories. The Department of Psychology in Mannheim received the highest scores in the “overall study situation”, “teacher support”, “support for stays abroad”, and “career orientation” categories, among others. The University of Mannheim is also in the top group of institutions in the “support during the study entry phase – overall score” and “research orientation” categories.

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  • Shanghai-Ranking 2019: “Political Sciences” Number 1 in Germany

    The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019, the so-called Shanghai Ranking, the University of Mannheim is at the top with “Political Sciences” as the best German university.

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  • QS Ranking 2019: Best German University

    In 2019, the University of Mannheim has been named the best German university in the Social Sciences and Management category, and has been ranked number 55 worldwide.

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  • THE Ranking 2019: Number 1 in Germany, Number 33 Worldwide

    In 2019, the University of Mannheim ranks number 1 in Germany and number 33 worldwide in the social sciences subject ranking.

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  • CHE Ranking of Bachelor’s Programs 2018: Top Scores in Political Science

    In the annual CHE University Ranking by the German newspaper ZEIT, the bachelor's program in Political Science has achieved excellent results yet again. The program has received top grades for 13 out of the 18 criteria, including overall study situation, scholars’ reputation, international orientation, support for students who wish to study abroad, and career guidance services.

    This places the University of Mannheim with its bachelor’s program in Political Science among the three best public universities in Germany.

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Would you like to find out more about the first-rate bachelor's, master's and doctoral programes at the University of Mannheim? Numerous university rankings confirm the high quality of the programs available.