Having successfully defended its position among the 25% best universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, the University is now delighted at another excellent result: In THE Subject Ranking for Computer Science, the University achieved a shared 176th place out of 891 participating departments and thus maintained its place among the world's leading 20 percent.
"We are very pleased with this result. It confirms that the University of Passau offers excellent conditions for researchers and students in the field of computer science, in Bavaria and further afield. Special thanks also go to our scientists, whose considerable publication output has contributed significantly to this success", said the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics (FIM), Professor Tobias Kaiser.
The President of the University of Passau, Professor Ulrich Bartosch, added: "The excellent result in this ranking shows that we are right to strengthen the profile of the University of Passau, especially in its research. The strong support from Bavarian science policy gives us a strong tailwind. Under the Hightech Agenda Bayern, we have already been able to implement important measures in this regard, such as establishing new professorships at the FIM and elsewhere, for example in the artificial intelligence field."
Leading the ranking, as in previous years, is the University of Oxford (UK). The Stanford University (US) and MIT (US) follow in second and third place. The University of Cambridge (UK) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) share in fourth place.
In Germany, the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics took joint 14th place out of 37 participating faculties; Bavaria-wide, the University of Passau reached fourth position in the computer science ranking.
The Times Higher Education Rankings, which are among the most influential worldwide university league tables, see an increasing number of participating universities every year. They are constructed on a comparison of 13 different indicators from the areas of research, teaching, knowledge transfer and internationalisation. The Subject Rankings are based on the annual THE World University Ranking, which is published at the beginning of September each year. The results of the ranking can be viewed at www.timeshighereducation.com.