Computer Science at RWTH Aachen − Top-notch Research and Education

 

Computer Science at RWTH Aachen delivers top-notch research and education: for years now, we have been achieving top positions in renowned university rankings, as is attested by the Ranking Reports by RWTH Aachen. These reports provide an overview of the results achieved by the different disciplines in several university rankings since 2006.

 

The Ranking Report is created as part of the quality management i teaching and learning and issued by RWTH's Controlling and Information Management division.

 

Selected Rankings

Methodology / Approach Criteria Rank RWTH Computer Science Details
Ranking WirtschaftsWoche Magazine

More than 500 HR managers of the largest German companies are asked to rank universities according to which university delivers the best education in their opinion.

Which university offers the best education in view of the demands and requirements of companies? 2016: 1st
2015: 3rd
2014: 2nd
2013: 1st
2012: 2nd
2011: 3rd
2010: 2nd

WirtschaftsWoche

Please use "Hochschulranking" as a search term!

Methodology / Approach Criteria Rank RWTH Computer Science (2015) Details
CHE University Ranking

Survey among 250,000 students; survey among professors.
Questions on teaching and learning, research, and facilities/equipment

Prospective students, students and the universities consider the CHE ranking to be informative, methodologically sound, and fair

Reputation in research, research funding, supervision of students, international outlook, practice-orientation, academic publications, study conditions, quality of degree programs, lab equipment, quality of library, “studiability” etc.

Based on the criteria, the CHE ranks the disciplines taught at each institution in the top, mid-level, and bottom group. RWTH’s results are as follows:

Top Group
Research reputation, Funds per researcher

Mid-level Group
Supervision of students, IT Infrastructure, general study conditions

CHE Ranking

2015 Results:
Zeit Online
FAZ.net

Methodology / Approach Criteria Rank RWTH Computer Science (2016) Details
THE Subject Ranking

THE’s in-house data team analyses data that universities supply (for example, staff-to-student ratios, doctorates awarded, international students and research income), the results of a “reputation survey” sent to selected academics across the world, and information about published research papers and citations, using Elsevier’s Scopus database.

Overall rank is calculated from scores for 13 different performances indicators, grouped into five categories: Teaching, Research, Research Influence, Innovation and International Outlook.

Source and further information:
THE Ranking FAQ

Computer Science Aachen was ranked 29th, following Karlsruhe (26th) and Munich (9th).

During the last ranking in 2015, Computer Science did not exist yet as a separate discipline. In Technology and Engineering, we were ranked 30th.

Source:
RWTH Aachen Ranking Report 2016, 1st half-year

THE Subject Ranking