RWTH Aachen University: Rankings

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RWTH Aachen University ranked 10th in Germany and 152nd in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 50 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for RWTH Aachen University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 97,497 publications and 2,838,527 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 61 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#152 of 14,160In the World
#44 of 2,789In Europe
#10 of 370In Germany
#2 of 65In North Rhine-Westphalia
#1 of 2In Aachen
#8 of 1,004For Mechanical Engineering
#9 of 1,017For Systems Engineering
#13 of 1,003For Automotive Engineering
#718 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#132 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 47 other topics

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Engineering

RWTH Aachen University ranked 1st for Engineering in Germany and 74th in the World with 29,708 publications made and 651,619 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Electronic Engineering.

RankRanking
#1 of 137In Germany
#12 of 1,147In Europe
#74 of 4,716In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990184216
1991202129
1992255159
1993266253
1994297249
1995255233
1996348457
1997318362
1998359482
1999321567
2000323569
2001446904
20024401153
2003475770
20045411269
20055861909
20067611752
20078262692
20088842262
200910822741
201011892853
201113064163
201213963763
201315125300
201416974837
201517175415
201617825659
201718806026
201819776133
201920546219
202019635434

Physics

RWTH Aachen University ranked 5th for Physics in Germany and 99th in the World with 23,363 publications made and 883,267 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#5 of 112In Germany
#20 of 978In Europe
#99 of 4,160In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990195242
1991209229
1992262226
1993248320
1994315308
1995293393
19963831215
1997361464
1998401520
1999355517
2000325986
2001395905
2002422966
2003389830
20044581117
20054351369
20065631749
20076092565
20086372469
20097112569
20108013993
20119065120
201210008360
201310407458
2014109510420
201511247286
2016124911637
201713419184
201815058628
201915657350
202015767522

Chemistry

RWTH Aachen University ranked 3rd for Chemistry in Germany and 89th in the World with 21,681 publications made and 619,832 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology.

RankRanking
#3 of 110In Germany
#14 of 995In Europe
#89 of 4,409In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990174201
1991176125
1992220169
1993209188
1994267227
1995229199
1996333442
1997297329
1998327461
1999314625
20003111128
2001384989
2002360863
20034061009
20044531142
20054981631
20065491663
20076103047
20086352267
20096602460
20107682662
20118053100
20129283771
201310174399
201410414286
201511134827
201611874962
201712475343
201813425017
201914145458
202014384809

Medicine

RWTH Aachen University ranked 18th for Medicine in Germany and 223rd in the World with 19,676 publications made and 630,777 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Pathology, Oncology and Cancer research, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN).

RankRanking
#18 of 114In Germany
#71 of 1,028In Europe
#223 of 4,839In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990195276
1991224119
1992191132
1993210179
1994193233
1995283349
1996277397
1997338518
1998324474
1999358648
2000389808
2001419983
20023791214
20033561227
20043861148
20053761285
20064941707
20075041992
20086022397
20096862894
20107583225
20117783933
20128434675
20138673721
20149814547
201510304675
201610475232
201711806375
201810354540
201911034746
202013145089

Computer Science

RWTH Aachen University ranked 2nd for Computer Science in Germany and 102nd in the World with 11,916 publications made and 364,970 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Computer Networking, Computational Linguistics, Computer Vision.

RankRanking
#2 of 135In Germany
#17 of 1,068In Europe
#102 of 4,494In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904037
19914834
19925658
19937966
19948161
199577127
199686182
1997106169
1998127291
1999130328
2000160344
2001181851
2002176452
2003197707
20042231021
2005268916
20063991094
20073791552
20084461362
20095421519
20106432231
20116172106
20126123039
20136812376
20146562368
20157102489
20167142681
20176913126
20187625574
20197652936
20208202867

Biology

RWTH Aachen University ranked 25th for Biology in Germany and 283rd in the World with 11,551 publications made and 590,088 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience.

RankRanking
#25 of 100In Germany
#99 of 958In Europe
#283 of 4,578In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199071248
19916050
19927479
199382151
199487177
1995127165
1996118258
1997109220
1998142362
1999177716
2000175726
2001229871
2002173737
20032071230
20042131214
20052241274
20062921853
20073142657
20083992473
20093982693
20104853393
20115053630
20125774462
20136404361
20146123887
20157684873
20167884972
20177795591
20186105272
20196323791
20207043667

Environmental Science

RWTH Aachen University ranked 15th for Environmental Science in Germany and 322nd in the World with 4,171 publications made and 114,425 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Chemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Earth science and Geophysics.

RankRanking
#15 of 92In Germany
#111 of 951In Europe
#322 of 4,129In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904012
19913439
19922320
19932932
19943066
19953432
19963147
19972326
19983134
199934158
200044126
200154126
200248133
200368217
200467237
200593312
2006116403
2007106459
2008132423
2009150357
2010150657
2011168646
2012193673
2013209678
2014238817
20152531041
20163051219
20173381389
20182711330
2019251971
2020272909

Psychology

RWTH Aachen University ranked 24th for Psychology in Germany and 371st in the World with 3,225 publications made and 156,500 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#24 of 90In Germany
#125 of 846In Europe
#371 of 3,753In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990711
199197
19921310
199386
1994159
19952262
19961729
19972499
19982774
199943144
200055226
200156368
20023576
200356283
200447338
200550416
200682533
200780467
2008118774
2009141881
20101791302
2011173847
2012177942
20132141323
20141871046
20152181295
2016224759
20172021202
20181933193
2019174687
2020212685

Business

RWTH Aachen University ranked 5th for Business in Germany and 281st in the World with 2,979 publications made and 53,815 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Project Management, Operations Research, Marketing, Construction Management.

RankRanking
#5 of 118In Germany
#97 of 1,028In Europe
#281 of 4,080In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990657
199160
1992910
19931012
19941517
1995276
1996176
19972549
19982462
19992728
20003215
20013612
20023549
20034049
20043554
20053740
200668134
200773126
200882174
2009117232
2010148412
2011148405
2012170361
2013217409
2014246584
2015197706
2016252692
2017231934
2018186423
2019185343
2020185308

Mathematics

RWTH Aachen University ranked 5th for Mathematics in Germany and 172nd in the World with 2,965 publications made and 58,098 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#5 of 95In Germany
#48 of 838In Europe
#172 of 3,475In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901359
1991155
19922221
19932730
19942249
19952717
19962224
19972342
19983977
19993326
20002970
200146210
200227105
20035334
20044867
20056896
200688129
200797189
2008117226
2009140304
2010148273
2011142213
2012148255
2013156436
2014200511
2015159323
2016178457
2017171451
2018167447
2019188340
2020163261

Art & Design

RWTH Aachen University ranked 2nd for Art & Design in Germany and 145th in the World with 1,486 publications made and 31,058 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Game Design and Development, Architecture, Graphic Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#2 of 89In Germany
#45 of 734In Europe
#145 of 2,801In the World

RWTH Aachen University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199070
199193
199252
1993112
199496
1995112
19961117
1997811
19981332
1999115
200081
20011914
20021810
20033138
20043080
20053356
200661175
20075976
20086573
200977152
201094223
201194200
201283954
201390168
201487170
201592173
201684160
201791115
201886234
201970106
202078116

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