Humboldt University of Berlin: Rankings

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The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 9th in Germany and 149th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 189 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the Humboldt University of Berlin is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 63,020 publications and 2,115,727 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,254 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#149 of 14,160 In the World
#42 of 2,789 In Europe
#9 of 370 In Germany
#2 of 46 In Brandenburg
#2 of 36 In Berlin
#39 of 1,011 For Theoretical Physics
#64 of 1,059 For Forensic Science
#105 of 1,376 For Quantum and Particle physics
#26 of 8,209 For Alumni Impact
#123 of 14,160 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 186 other topics

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Medicine

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 23rd for Medicine in Germany and 269th in the World with 14,513 publications made and 598,392 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Pathology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 114 In Germany
#89 of 1,028 In Europe
#269 of 4,839 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 298 24
1991 214 35
1992 144 37
1993 100 48
1994 132 156
1995 200 345
1996 497 838
1997 596 1311
1998 649 1260
1999 604 1533
2000 680 1972
2001 698 2483
2002 786 2392
2003 745 2564
2004 520 1979
2005 346 1651
2006 251 1306
2007 229 1300
2008 248 1618
2009 199 1013
2010 182 1127
2011 200 1058
2012 192 874
2013 184 913
2014 187 1011
2015 192 733
2016 223 2394
2017 358 1409
2018 664 4278
2019 894 2449
2020 1245 9475
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Forensic Science 3 23 64
Sonography and Ultrasound 10 39 129
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 13 38 143
Orthodontics 10 47 155
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 22 64 160
Biomedical Engineering 12 50 176
Immunology 18 67 181
Respiratory Therapy 10 60 191
Urology 12 59 194
Cosmetology 21 69 196
Dentistry 19 78 211
Radiation Therapy 22 75 212
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 14 65 215
Audiology 29 85 218
Anatomy and Physiology 20 74 229
Pathology 23 82 230
Plastic Surgery 23 74 235
Cardiology 24 86 236
Surgery 20 79 237
Dermatology 23 87 238
Pharmacy 32 107 246
Virology 20 80 269
Anesthesiology 26 96 297
Pediatrics 19 111 298
Critical Care Nursing 23 119 306
Neurosurgery 33 118 307
Oncology and Cancer research 27 104 317
Sports Medicine 25 124 324
Medical Physics 26 127 329
Pharmacology 22 104 335
Ophthalmology 25 119 360
Epidemiology 21 137 362
Health Science 23 127 367
Physical Therapy 25 148 387
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 21 129 390
Optometry 21 136 391
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 18 127 402
Sports / Exercise science 21 156 406
Psychiatry 28 157 451
Occupational Therapy 23 179 477
Clinical Psychology 27 157 482
Public Health 20 170 546
Gerontology 17 168 595
Veterinary 19 164 599
Family medicine 27 181 603
Healthcare Management (MHA) 28 215 636
Toxicology 30 207 656
Social Work 12 242 798
Nursing 22 248 863

Biology

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 23rd for Biology in Germany and 254th in the World with 13,293 publications made and 695,265 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 100 In Germany
#86 of 958 In Europe
#254 of 4,578 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 166 57
1991 152 57
1992 117 80
1993 108 104
1994 157 278
1995 203 473
1996 328 910
1997 348 1113
1998 402 1441
1999 448 1696
2000 493 2137
2001 456 2015
2002 525 2014
2003 525 2557
2004 399 2036
2005 370 1863
2006 324 1361
2007 316 1707
2008 323 1966
2009 348 1754
2010 306 1687
2011 356 1930
2012 401 2451
2013 382 2131
2014 405 2386
2015 420 2740
2016 402 2193
2017 511 2728
2018 638 2898
2019 707 2187
2020 840 7561
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 16 53 155
Forestry 8 43 165
Zoology 6 65 178
Immunology 18 67 181
Biophysics 19 61 184
Entomology 20 73 191
Astrobiology 13 74 194
Agricultural Science 9 61 198
Paleontology 16 90 213
Genetics 19 83 223
Biochemistry 24 88 236
Molecular Biology 24 79 245
Evolutionary Biology 17 96 251
Nanotechnology 20 78 267
Virology 20 80 269
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 24 105 279
Oncology and Cancer research 27 104 317
Horticulture 12 96 334
Pharmacology 22 104 335
Animal Science 12 112 364
Microbiology 29 134 369
Botany 26 150 386
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 18 127 402
Biotechnology 21 154 418
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 6 140 450
Toxicology 30 207 656
Nutrition and Food Science 24 257 875

Physics

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 26th for Physics in Germany and 291st in the World with 10,570 publications made and 478,541 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 112 In Germany
#101 of 978 In Europe
#291 of 4,160 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 96 40
1991 93 22
1992 89 42
1993 78 61
1994 111 128
1995 148 240
1996 271 406
1997 273 315
1998 296 365
1999 278 518
2000 279 533
2001 231 522
2002 255 456
2003 240 608
2004 236 816
2005 243 687
2006 249 860
2007 289 1144
2008 306 1173
2009 357 1562
2010 388 1675
2011 373 3046
2012 415 6218
2013 449 4887
2014 391 3313
2015 457 3589
2016 446 3642
2017 463 3175
2018 498 3325
2019 602 3064
2020 511 1799
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Theoretical Physics 2 15 39
Quantum and Particle physics 16 47 105
Atomic and Molecular physics 18 54 121
Biophysics 19 61 184
Astrobiology 13 74 194
Condensed Matter Physics 28 84 201
Nuclear Physics 22 105 216
Nanotechnology 20 78 267
Medical Physics 26 127 329
Applied/Engineering Physics 28 142 374
Optical Engineering 31 144 395
Astrophysics and Astronomy 23 171 413
Materials Science 34 152 495
Acoustical Engineering 27 186 575

Chemistry

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 34th for Chemistry in Germany and 409th in the World with 7,690 publications made and 271,017 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

Rank Ranking
#34 of 110 In Germany
#141 of 995 In Europe
#409 of 4,409 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 112 50
1991 129 47
1992 104 61
1993 103 83
1994 127 187
1995 122 180
1996 179 314
1997 165 298
1998 164 446
1999 196 538
2000 178 545
2001 162 505
2002 189 523
2003 182 628
2004 164 659
2005 195 710
2006 173 623
2007 194 999
2008 217 699
2009 212 712
2010 270 959
2011 236 994
2012 231 1195
2013 264 1240
2014 276 1294
2015 303 1302
2016 294 1212
2017 313 1304
2018 322 1067
2019 353 975
2020 348 848
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Physical chemistry 21 82 192
Biochemistry 24 88 236
Computational Chemistry 25 108 237
Pharmacy 32 107 246
Nanotechnology 20 78 267
Biochemical Engineering 31 155 320
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 36 172 401
Inorganic Chemistry 27 136 425
Organic Chemistry 40 177 443
Petrology and Geochemistry 30 174 492
Materials Science 34 152 495
Chemical Engineering 39 226 736
Environmental Chemistry 45 302 827
Nutrition and Food Science 24 257 875
Radiochemistry 40 224 917

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 6th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 341st in the World with 6,225 publications made and 145,089 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Law.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 124 In Germany
#114 of 1,158 In Europe
#341 of 5,152 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 33 2
1991 19 15
1992 22 9
1993 21 15
1994 33 24
1995 33 61
1996 60 104
1997 67 96
1998 58 210
1999 65 139
2000 105 253
2001 100 230
2002 106 325
2003 118 361
2004 108 357
2005 121 329
2006 129 367
2007 142 353
2008 152 600
2009 158 331
2010 194 489
2011 227 525
2012 282 557
2013 280 636
2014 321 691
2015 358 907
2016 381 2401
2017 396 717
2018 467 2094
2019 524 828
2020 678 1496

Engineering

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 33rd for Engineering in Germany and 538th in the World with 6,017 publications made and 174,597 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#33 of 137 In Germany
#179 of 1,147 In Europe
#538 of 4,716 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 64 18
1991 61 12
1992 57 30
1993 52 35
1994 54 66
1995 66 55
1996 110 148
1997 90 173
1998 108 209
1999 138 268
2000 105 270
2001 90 208
2002 111 185
2003 126 354
2004 106 376
2005 143 361
2006 132 236
2007 162 560
2008 179 363
2009 194 600
2010 261 849
2011 191 699
2012 224 1152
2013 263 1374
2014 268 1335
2015 282 1208
2016 285 1066
2017 324 1250
2018 373 1395
2019 413 1240
2020 425 1104

Computer Science

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 24th for Computer Science in Germany and 330th in the World with 5,606 publications made and 199,160 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#24 of 135 In Germany
#116 of 1,068 In Europe
#330 of 4,494 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 22 9
1991 14 11
1992 10 1
1993 14 8
1994 19 12
1995 57 92
1996 60 118
1997 63 140
1998 73 177
1999 91 313
2000 87 343
2001 103 309
2002 83 388
2003 104 484
2004 106 532
2005 146 822
2006 131 363
2007 141 365
2008 144 453
2009 172 766
2010 196 954
2011 237 1072
2012 252 1076
2013 257 1175
2014 263 1380
2015 297 1383
2016 329 1230
2017 367 1437
2018 427 1850
2019 487 1410
2020 530 1553
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Web Design and Development 7 33 106
Neuroscience 16 53 155
Cognitive Science 8 64 180
Database Administration 13 57 212
Data Science 11 91 252
Library and Information science 6 78 254
UX/UI Desgin 23 121 270
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 24 105 279
Software Engineering 27 142 285
Computational Linguistics 22 119 314
Blockchain and Cryptography 16 102 336
Cyber Security 14 100 346
Robotics 26 123 373
Machine Learning 19 126 374
Human-Computer Interaction 33 199 428
Information Technology 11 146 464
Game Design and Development 32 204 475
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 26 165 476
Computer Engineering 30 165 536
Computer Graphics 41 201 553
Multimedia 33 238 587
Management Information Systems 28 246 591
Telecommunications 24 214 621
Animation 39 218 627
Computer Vision 43 240 681
Computer Networking 33 206 694

Psychology

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 16th for Psychology in Germany and 298th in the World with 4,213 publications made and 183,181 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 90 In Germany
#92 of 846 In Europe
#298 of 3,753 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 21 9
1991 16 1
1992 10 1
1993 12 7
1994 14 17
1995 31 92
1996 41 82
1997 37 154
1998 44 220
1999 57 346
2000 63 229
2001 70 388
2002 70 402
2003 83 484
2004 74 370
2005 85 612
2006 62 295
2007 72 414
2008 106 767
2009 108 787
2010 104 624
2011 162 915
2012 162 994
2013 237 1465
2014 230 1462
2015 259 1188
2016 291 1147
2017 307 1060
2018 307 871
2019 326 769
2020 438 824
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 16 53 155
Cognitive Science 8 64 180
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 4 87 261
Child Psychology 9 88 308
Social Psychology 11 96 340
Sexology 2 92 358
Psychiatry 28 157 451
Occupational Therapy 23 179 477
Clinical Psychology 27 157 482
Special Education 13 166 502
Education Majors 5 205 679
Social Work 12 242 798
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 36 271 858

Environmental Science

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 25th for Environmental Science in Germany and 451st in the World with 3,764 publications made and 142,343 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Agricultural Science, Geology.

Rank Ranking
#25 of 92 In Germany
#170 of 951 In Europe
#451 of 4,129 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 9 0
1991 15 4
1992 11 2
1993 9 8
1994 11 3
1995 16 32
1996 18 30
1997 19 31
1998 16 11
1999 24 87
2000 36 114
2001 32 139
2002 49 106
2003 72 126
2004 47 164
2005 72 149
2006 111 470
2007 109 359
2008 141 521
2009 132 523
2010 159 769
2011 166 695
2012 229 1280
2013 200 1168
2014 216 1486
2015 223 1571
2016 262 1469
2017 272 1783
2018 260 1658
2019 270 1177
2020 293 1130

Mathematics

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 8th for Mathematics in Germany and 223rd in the World with 2,830 publications made and 69,270 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 95 In Germany
#66 of 838 In Europe
#223 of 3,475 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 7 3
1991 10 9
1992 8 8
1993 14 3
1994 18 45
1995 21 10
1996 35 55
1997 43 80
1998 53 65
1999 51 51
2000 77 90
2001 68 148
2002 62 94
2003 62 96
2004 65 125
2005 72 88
2006 92 132
2007 102 241
2008 112 227
2009 126 296
2010 119 249
2011 110 313
2012 144 400
2013 175 501
2014 153 454
2015 183 1262
2016 136 507
2017 145 252
2018 117 315
2019 127 203
2020 177 217
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 3 36 121
Applied Mathematics 9 46 134
Actuarial Science 7 62 189
Statistics 8 80 247
Blockchain and Cryptography 16 102 336
Math Teachers 8 107 443
Operations Research 27 204 565

Economics

The Humboldt University of Berlin ranked 5th for Economics in Germany and 208th in the World with 2,528 publications made and 57,464 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy, Finance, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 93 In Germany
#76 of 803 In Europe
#208 of 3,117 In the World

Humboldt University of Berlin
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 1 0
1991 1 0
1992 4 0
1993 11 1
1994 9 12
1995 15 11
1996 18 47
1997 26 49
1998 30 114
1999 35 46
2000 65 93
2001 52 113
2002 59 131
2003 59 87
2004 60 124
2005 77 151
2006 92 169
2007 76 143
2008 97 163
2009 117 267
2010 124 272
2011 113 296
2012 137 348
2013 146 363
2014 149 297
2015 170 524
2016 125 347
2017 160 345
2018 120 318
2019 130 256
2020 168 539

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the Humboldt University of Berlin

Speciality Germany Europe World Rank
Risk Management 5 67 188
Fashion Design 2 91 255
Photography 6 99 273
Cinematography 6 117 275
Painting and Drawing 14 154 336
Sculpture 14 154 336
Literature 7 111 340
Entrepreneurship 11 158 341
International Business 16 139 367
Illustration and Concept Art 14 167 373
Art & Design 19 157 393
Singing and Vocal Performance 16 138 394
Creative Writing 5 144 408
Interior Design 13 123 416
Accounting 10 152 452
Business 15 176 474
Music 22 181 475
Project Management 31 205 507
Real Estate 12 159 509
Human Resource Management 17 206 548
Tax Law 38 205 554
Graphic Design 39 217 557
Performing arts 12 210 567
Entertainment Industry Business 28 242 637
Advertising 20 208 658
Marketing 28 259 698
Supply Chain Management 38 277 825
Hospitality and Hotel Management 10 340 911
Management 31 295 938