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, also in 2024.
Among the "Young Universities", the University of Passau is ranked in the top 10 percent of all young universities worldwide for the sixth time in a row in 2023. Within Germany, it is in fourth place.
CHE Ranking 2023/24: The University of Passau achieves numerous top rankings in competition with German universities.
Passau's business sciences (business administration, economics, information systems) and the law faculty received particularly outstanding evaluations from students and are placed in the top leading group nationwide in all the categories surveyed.
Germany-wide, the University of Passau is No. 1 in the area of " law exam preparation".
In its third participation in the GreenMetric Ranking, the University of Passau has improved its overall score to 8,180 points.
It is ranked 134th and its sustainability activities place it in the top 15 percent worldwide.
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.