Shanghai Ranking: University of Mannheim Again Leading in Economics and Social Sciences

The University of Mannheim has been ranked the best German university in Finance, Business Administration and Political Sciences. It also ranks number 2 in Economics and number 3 in Sociology and Communication.

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022, the subject ranking of the so-called Shanghai Ranking, has recently confirmed University of Mannheim’s pole position in Germany in its areas of specialization, Economics and Social Sciences.

In six of the fourteen subjects in the category Social Sciences, the University of Mannheim is considered one of the top three universities in Germany. For Political Sciences and Finance, the University of Mannheim ranks number 1 in Germany. For Business Administration it achieves a shared first rank. In the ranking for Economics, the university improved from the third to the second rank among German universities. For Sociology and Communication the University of Mannheim ranks number 3 in Germany.

The Shanghai Ranking is an international ranking of higher education institutions that has been conducted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003. Each year, approximately 5,000 higher education institutions worldwide are assessed on the basis of various indicators, such as the number of publications in renowned journals, the number of citations and the extent of international research collaborations. Consideration is also given to the academic influence of the higher education institutions. Since 2017, the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) has also been published, which this year examined and evaluated the performance of more than 1,800 universities in 54 subjects.

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