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TU Dortmund University ranked 42nd in Germany, 501st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 170 research topics. TU Dortmund University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 38,579 academic publications and 635,636 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 16 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#501 of 14,131 In the World
#193 of 2,785 In Europe
#42 of 369 In Germany
#9 of 64 In North Rhine-Westphalia
#1 of 3 In Dortmund
#61 of 1,004 For Technical Drawing
#91 of 1,017 For Biochemical Engineering
#92 of 1,017 For Database Administration
#2347 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#381 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 167 other topics

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Engineering rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 31st for Engineering in Germany and 395th in the World with 21,767 publications made and 403,295 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#31 of 167 In Germany
#141 of 1,442 In Europe
#395 of 6,555 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 209 1483
1991 254 1632
1992 224 1927
1993 216 1764
1994 297 2051
1995 264 2224
1996 316 2457
1997 348 2448
1998 367 2915
1999 395 3154
2000 460 3486
2001 445 4171
2002 381 4358
2003 421 5039
2004 477 5565
2005 471 6938
2006 504 8226
2007 508 9073
2008 602 10278
2009 633 11411
2010 773 12641
2011 727 13973
2012 789 16120
2013 769 17169
2014 854 18925
2015 805 19560
2016 895 21170
2017 908 22570
2018 972 23044
2019 941 26492
2020 989 29169
2021 1168 35261
2022 994 31419

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Technical Drawing 6 16 61
Biochemical Engineering 4 39 91
Industrial Engineering 8 37 104
Systems Engineering 6 38 120
Automation and Control engineering 8 44 171
Computer Engineering 13 58 204
Construction Management 10 78 224
Transportation Engineering 9 81 227
Engineering Management 8 78 243
Mechanical Engineering 12 73 245
Structural Engineering 12 75 266
Operations Research 9 92 270
Architecture 18 133 303
Robotics 16 96 312
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 27 118 323
Materials Science 28 111 329
Reliability and Quality Engineering 12 99 335
Computer Networking 14 101 340
Metallurgical Engineering 26 107 340
Electronic Engineering 18 109 359
Renewable Energy Engineering 10 117 361
Electrical Engineering 18 112 363
Telecommunications 17 113 370
Optical Engineering 34 146 382
Aerospace Engineering 28 136 395
Acoustical Engineering 32 157 409
Nanotechnology 34 127 409
Human-Computer Interaction 29 174 418
Applied/Engineering Physics 40 170 446
Product and Industrial Design 25 179 464
Environmental Engineering 18 153 464
Aviation 18 174 470
Civil Engineering 26 168 495
Chemical Engineering 31 154 499
Nuclear Engineering 18 164 536
Firefighting and Fire Science 19 196 638
Architectural Engineering 23 253 650
Automotive Engineering 22 216 699
Landscape Architecture 21 285 722
Biomedical Engineering 46 264 728
Geotechnical Engineering 42 268 800
Remote Sensing 48 301 801
Petroleum Engineering 42 276 875
Biotechnology 53 372 1203

Physics rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 30th for Physics in Germany and 357th in the World with 21,412 publications made and 416,452 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#30 of 166 In Germany
#132 of 1,434 In Europe
#357 of 6,484 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 239 1846
1991 268 1987
1992 243 2259
1993 217 2093
1994 300 2387
1995 271 2681
1996 323 2834
1997 349 2720
1998 393 3181
1999 408 3433
2000 463 3748
2001 426 4462
2002 366 4613
2003 401 5287
2004 453 5682
2005 457 7122
2006 479 8245
2007 496 9060
2008 608 10525
2009 627 11521
2010 712 12512
2011 649 13946
2012 761 16385
2013 753 17499
2014 823 19097
2015 803 20322
2016 883 22279
2017 880 23404
2018 909 23333
2019 888 26403
2020 930 29008
2021 1102 35307
2022 915 30792

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Nuclear Physics 25 83 194
Atomic and Molecular physics 33 105 230
Condensed Matter Physics 33 89 238
Theoretical Physics 31 128 271
Quantum and Particle physics 32 126 329
Materials Science 28 111 329
Astrophysics and Astronomy 28 136 334
Optical Engineering 34 146 382
Acoustical Engineering 32 157 409
Nanotechnology 34 127 409
Applied/Engineering Physics 40 170 446
Astrobiology 41 217 546
Biophysics 50 215 566
Medical Physics 45 268 686

Chemistry rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 42nd for Chemistry in Germany and 506th in the World with 18,189 publications made and 371,496 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#42 of 163 In Germany
#187 of 1,389 In Europe
#506 of 6,327 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 214 1410
1991 224 1437
1992 202 1696
1993 185 1550
1994 254 1835
1995 211 1943
1996 278 2159
1997 287 2134
1998 343 2568
1999 358 2717
2000 418 3172
2001 365 3672
2002 312 3850
2003 368 4351
2004 398 4822
2005 417 6254
2006 445 7237
2007 404 8083
2008 501 9285
2009 559 10278
2010 599 11452
2011 558 12873
2012 625 14946
2013 613 16508
2014 695 17992
2015 694 18639
2016 714 19969
2017 746 21435
2018 758 21671
2019 763 24111
2020 761 26565
2021 869 32458
2022 744 29287

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Biochemical Engineering 4 39 91
Pharmacy 31 75 166
Computational Chemistry 35 133 317
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 27 118 323
Materials Science 28 111 329
Organic Chemistry 38 149 399
Nanotechnology 34 127 409
Physical chemistry 31 141 432
Inorganic Chemistry 40 174 479
Chemical Engineering 31 154 499
Environmental Chemistry 44 225 571
Biochemistry 44 213 592
Radiochemistry 37 174 649
Petrology and Geochemistry 40 270 727
Nutrition and Food Science 46 348 1103

Computer Science rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 26th for Computer Science in Germany and 367th in the World with 14,751 publications made and 258,630 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Networking, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#26 of 169 In Germany
#135 of 1,444 In Europe
#367 of 6,597 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 108 555
1991 136 635
1992 122 735
1993 128 733
1994 162 919
1995 173 988
1996 193 1159
1997 219 1216
1998 250 1557
1999 236 1768
2000 289 1953
2001 314 2363
2002 296 2676
2003 273 3147
2004 312 3664
2005 344 4286
2006 364 5144
2007 350 5558
2008 431 6483
2009 491 7518
2010 539 8253
2011 554 8881
2012 544 10840
2013 527 11134
2014 629 12187
2015 580 11859
2016 671 12841
2017 638 13064
2018 702 14294
2019 683 17094
2020 738 19604
2021 901 24523
2022 768 21152

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Database Administration 5 20 92
Software Engineering 14 72 173
Machine Learning 3 36 174
Blockchain and Cryptography 12 51 190
Computer Engineering 13 58 204
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 12 69 238
Animation 19 81 239
Computer Graphics 18 89 254
UX/UI Desgin 21 113 269
Robotics 16 96 312
Computer Networking 14 101 340
Data Science 22 146 356
Telecommunications 17 113 370
Cyber Security 18 118 373
Multimedia 20 144 385
Human-Computer Interaction 29 174 418
Web Design and Development 35 175 446
Library and Information science 33 170 449
Management Information Systems 25 205 490
Computer Vision 36 185 493
Computational Linguistics 42 219 541
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 44 223 550
Game Design and Development 46 264 611
Cognitive Science 44 234 625
Neuroscience 50 291 781
Information Technology 22 261 887

Biology rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 48th for Biology in Germany and 697th in the World with 14,062 publications made and 299,240 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#48 of 168 In Germany
#243 of 1,428 In Europe
#697 of 6,663 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 125 741
1991 140 764
1992 104 902
1993 117 846
1994 163 987
1995 147 1022
1996 196 1273
1997 180 1305
1998 226 1662
1999 243 1875
2000 284 2057
2001 276 2614
2002 246 2664
2003 283 3111
2004 321 3832
2005 329 4891
2006 343 5851
2007 346 6563
2008 399 7723
2009 452 8704
2010 484 9803
2011 457 11115
2012 524 13054
2013 512 14469
2014 589 15697
2015 564 15864
2016 608 16578
2017 678 17893
2018 637 17864
2019 660 20662
2020 686 22966
2021 840 29159
2022 711 26903

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Evolutionary Biology 32 148 386
Nanotechnology 34 127 409
Toxicology 26 165 539
Astrobiology 41 217 546
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 44 223 550
Biophysics 50 215 566
Biochemistry 44 213 592
Genetics 51 271 769
Neuroscience 50 291 781
Paleontology 49 280 788
Molecular Biology 56 274 820
Botany 51 298 887
Pharmacology 43 301 1039
Agricultural Science 49 333 1076
Oncology and Cancer research 45 328 1091
Nutrition and Food Science 46 348 1103
Microbiology 51 359 1146
Biotechnology 53 372 1203
Forestry 57 382 1277
Zoology 57 392 1320
Animal Science 50 395 1475
Immunology 57 427 1507
Horticulture 53 396 1529
Virology 59 458 1746
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 72 625 2681

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 32nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 432nd in the World with 13,917 publications made and 172,183 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Linguistics, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#32 of 174 In Germany
#177 of 1,488 In Europe
#432 of 6,939 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 130 466
1991 114 508
1992 146 534
1993 127 553
1994 157 710
1995 143 731
1996 163 891
1997 216 874
1998 224 1055
1999 242 1252
2000 217 1336
2001 256 1771
2002 240 1750
2003 247 2129
2004 234 2489
2005 260 2816
2006 254 3339
2007 279 3743
2008 409 4084
2009 435 4970
2010 429 5465
2011 488 6024
2012 502 7263
2013 506 7426
2014 539 8193
2015 552 8361
2016 578 9028
2017 647 9262
2018 699 10060
2019 664 12063
2020 731 13837
2021 938 18849
2022 858 16846

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Philosophy 25 115 281
Urban and Regional planning 7 142 299
Political Science 30 160 402
Linguistics 32 159 413
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 13 163 421
Library and Information science 33 170 449
Broadcast Journalism 19 183 517
Special Education 24 205 565
Law Enforcement 20 204 599
History 42 239 609
Education Majors 27 207 616
Media Studies 14 223 624
Law 36 237 630
Early Childhood Education 26 204 646
Journalism and Digital Media 34 247 681
Archaeology 45 266 681
Communications and Public Relations 20 260 711
Aesthetics 46 299 767
Art History 46 318 771
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 41 316 779
Sociology 44 291 787
Demography 44 287 792
Anthropology 39 311 821
Gender Studies 27 273 868
Public Policy / Administration 50 369 1033
Classics and Ancient History 54 398 1091

Environmental Science rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 46th for Environmental Science in Germany and 688th in the World with 10,646 publications made and 188,372 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#46 of 168 In Germany
#248 of 1,449 In Europe
#688 of 6,683 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 87 573
1991 93 577
1992 83 673
1993 78 690
1994 108 805
1995 104 849
1996 131 846
1997 137 922
1998 149 1068
1999 164 1217
2000 190 1386
2001 197 1649
2002 163 1774
2003 185 1996
2004 188 2300
2005 201 2605
2006 218 3304
2007 232 3739
2008 295 4301
2009 294 5050
2010 349 5566
2011 388 6308
2012 413 7850
2013 418 8356
2014 485 9475
2015 463 9777
2016 481 10868
2017 520 11482
2018 557 11638
2019 491 13568
2020 532 15298
2021 707 20385
2022 621 18343

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Urban and Regional planning 7 142 299
Environmental Engineering 18 153 464
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 36 191 543
Environmental Chemistry 44 225 571
Geography and Cartography 36 214 576
Geology 49 247 676
Oceanography 47 262 726
Petrology and Geochemistry 40 270 727
Ecology 48 267 738
Environmental Management 34 275 777
Paleontology 49 280 788
Geotechnical Engineering 42 268 800
Earth science and Geophysics 45 288 828
Agricultural Science 49 333 1076
Forestry 57 382 1277
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 72 625 2681

Mathematics rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 21st for Mathematics in Germany and 354th in the World with 8,363 publications made and 140,473 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

Mathematics ranking Location
#21 of 160 In Germany
#126 of 1,363 In Europe
#354 of 6,132 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 46 251
1991 63 316
1992 59 319
1993 68 372
1994 88 489
1995 87 542
1996 106 639
1997 136 667
1998 137 803
1999 150 869
2000 159 1015
2001 158 1217
2002 164 1298
2003 176 1599
2004 183 1848
2005 201 2153
2006 227 2461
2007 187 2742
2008 247 3164
2009 255 3711
2010 308 4192
2011 307 4370
2012 322 5558
2013 286 5474
2014 389 5999
2015 347 6138
2016 379 6669
2017 369 6655
2018 371 7131
2019 379 8754
2020 428 9676
2021 559 13267
2022 440 11376

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 12 51 190
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 77 205
Applied Mathematics 16 81 221
Operations Research 9 92 270
Statistics 19 123 341
Math Teachers 10 127 451
Actuarial Science 28 176 487

Business rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 15th for Business in Germany and 388th in the World with 6,146 publications made and 91,920 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Project Management.

Business ranking Location
#15 of 162 In Germany
#138 of 1,390 In Europe
#388 of 6,002 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 34 124
1991 45 122
1992 51 220
1993 53 250
1994 61 304
1995 64 308
1996 74 414
1997 89 365
1998 102 496
1999 83 527
2000 103 610
2001 124 778
2002 108 829
2003 91 970
2004 133 1107
2005 116 1403
2006 144 1647
2007 122 1766
2008 184 1966
2009 184 2515
2010 222 2763
2011 230 2882
2012 251 3507
2013 226 3547
2014 268 4245
2015 272 3985
2016 330 4347
2017 321 4547
2018 317 5134
2019 292 5978
2020 343 7064
2021 424 9899
2022 371 8548

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Construction Management 10 78 224
Tax Law 15 82 239
Engineering Management 8 78 243
Operations Research 9 92 270
Management 9 92 303
Project Management 19 153 369
Entrepreneurship 15 179 385
Advertising 14 136 405
Finance 29 175 446
Risk Management 23 191 453
Accounting 15 154 455
Actuarial Science 28 176 487
Management Information Systems 25 205 490
Marketing 25 185 490
Human Resource Management 20 202 520
Supply Chain Management 22 161 521
International Business 41 291 560
International Trade 46 336 601
Investment Banking and Stock trading 32 229 618
Entertainment Industry Business 29 292 779
Real Estate 23 293 881
Public Policy / Administration 50 369 1033

Economics rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 22nd for Economics in Germany and 466th in the World with 3,583 publications made and 54,866 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#22 of 156 In Germany
#174 of 1,322 In Europe
#466 of 5,789 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 29 101
1991 23 95
1992 32 169
1993 30 217
1994 32 209
1995 26 216
1996 39 288
1997 57 216
1998 59 363
1999 52 278
2000 66 381
2001 71 476
2002 70 516
2003 64 579
2004 80 660
2005 65 772
2006 78 824
2007 68 976
2008 98 1095
2009 108 1443
2010 109 1558
2011 121 1580
2012 132 1897
2013 124 1995
2014 140 2253
2015 162 2226
2016 181 2423
2017 194 2519
2018 165 2610
2019 172 3217
2020 177 3930
2021 258 5635
2022 230 4826

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 77 205
Finance 29 175 446
Actuarial Science 28 176 487
International Economics 44 305 523
International Trade 46 336 601
Development Studies 22 203 603
Environmental Economics 25 251 616
Investment Banking and Stock trading 32 229 618

Art & Design rankings

TU Dortmund University ranked 35th for Art & Design in Germany and 570th in the World with 2,270 publications made and 27,072 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Computer Graphics, Aesthetics, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#35 of 153 In Germany
#229 of 1,295 In Europe
#570 of 5,426 In the World

TU Dortmund University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 17 121
1991 15 87
1992 18 103
1993 18 87
1994 21 110
1995 22 127
1996 31 137
1997 33 162
1998 40 213
1999 31 236
2000 32 231
2001 54 308
2002 49 335
2003 50 432
2004 45 550
2005 46 571
2006 49 645
2007 44 681
2008 63 842
2009 72 964
2010 80 929
2011 88 1075
2012 84 1317
2013 72 1226
2014 93 1389
2015 91 1290
2016 86 1465
2017 107 1543
2018 115 1691
2019 103 1996
2020 115 2398
2021 150 3146
2022 144 2607

The following table provides academic rankings for TU Dortmund University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Graphic Design 7 49 162
Animation 19 81 239
Computer Graphics 18 89 254
UX/UI Desgin 21 113 269
Architecture 18 133 303
Music 21 136 361
Multimedia 20 144 385
Fashion Design 32 213 504
Performing arts 34 252 582
Game Design and Development 46 264 611
Literature 46 281 684
Landscape Architecture 21 285 722
Aesthetics 46 299 767
Art History 46 318 771
Entertainment Industry Business 29 292 779
Creative Writing 39 339 906

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for TU Dortmund University

Speciality Germany Europe World Rank
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 44 122 266
Audiology 41 194 520
Orthodontics 42 201 550
Social Psychology 43 228 607
Dentistry 46 240 662
Child Psychology 44 263 771
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 46 290 848
Public Health 46 303 856
Psychology 49 302 867
Medicine 50 307 905
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 43 314 939
Sports Medicine 49 352 954
Radiation Therapy 43 301 1026
Gerontology 46 344 1039
Anatomy and Physiology 56 345 1042
Pathology 52 361 1123
Physical Therapy 56 397 1135
Psychiatry 53 366 1150
Ophthalmology 58 392 1236
Nursing 51 410 1297
Clinical Psychology 56 410 1319
Surgery 53 397 1324
Anesthesiology 52 391 1353
Healthcare Management (MHA) 50 447 1421
Health Science 53 471 1693
Cardiology 60 536 1764
Family medicine 50 466 1799
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 50 471 1818