Rankings and university comparisons
Higher education rankings and league tables are important instruments for universities when it comes to presenting themselves to the general public. Highly diverse in their methodologies, the message conveyed and the target audiences, rankings provide insights into various areas of performance as well as a good overview of the university and research landscape in general. Whether in the international arena, as is the case with the THE Rankings and or the CHE Rankings for the German-speaking world, the University of Passau regularly scores highly, highlighting the strong performance and high quality of the University's research, teaching and student experience.
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University has consistently been ranked among world's best 25 percent of universities since it first participated in 2018.
Among the "Young Universities", the University of Passau attained 44th place worldwide and third place among German universities in 2022.
CHE Ranking 2020/21: The University of Passau achieves numerous top rankings in competition with German universities.
The Faculty of Law received particularly outstanding evaluations from students and is placed in the leading group in 13 out of 14 categories.
In its second GreenMetric Ranking, the University of Passau leapt to 129th place and thus once again achieved a remarkable success:
Its sustainability activities now place it among the top 15 percent in the worldwide ranking.
The University of Passau has been awarded the "TOP Award 2023" by StudyCHECK.de and is thus in the top 10 most popular universities nationwide. In the overall German ranking the University is in a very pleasing 25th place of a total of 96 evaluated higher education institutions.
When comparing law courses at Bavarian universities, the proportion of students achieving top results has always been higher in Passau than the Bavaria-wide figure, with the exception of the state examination 2020/II.
With the exception of the state examination 2019/I, the failure rate of Passau students has been consistently lower than the Bavaria-wide figure.