Minister of Science Bernd Sibler, himself an alumnus of the University, offered his congratulations: 'I am proud of my alma mater. Lower Bavaria would not be where it is today if we did not have the University of Passau, which keeps setting valuable impulses for science and industry. The outstanding result in the Young University Ranking shows that the University of Passau, with its profile-forming focal points, enjoys an reputation as a place of excellent research and teaching in the international arena. To the rest of the world it is a beacon for Bavaria as a place for science.'
The President of the University, Professor Ulrich Bartosch, said: 'The results of the Young University Ranking confirm the good conditions we offer for studying, research and teaching at our university. We are very pleased about this and at the same time take it as an incentive for further good development.'
The international ranking of young universities, which takes into account universities founded in or after 1970, is led by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Technological University of Singapore and PSL University Paris.
The THE Young University Ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the 'age-independent' THE World University Ranking open to all international universities – where Passau also achieved an excellent result in 2020. However, the weightings of the 13 indicators are slightly adjusted to reflect the performance characteristics of younger universities more specifically.