University of Freiburg: Rankings

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The University of Freiburg ranked 10th in Germany and 155th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 17 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Freiburg is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 68,881 publications and 3,053,695 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 328 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#155 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 2,785 In Europe
#10 of 369 In Germany
#3 of 62 In Baden-Wurttemberg
#1 of 6 In Freiburg im Breisgau
#24 of 1,236 For Polymer science and Plastics engineering
#36 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
#69 of 1,689 For Botany
#154 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#184 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 14 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Freiburg ranked 9th for Medicine in Germany and 174th in the World with 19,483 publications made and 877,271 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Immunology, Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN).

Rank Ranking
#9 of 113 In Germany
#55 of 1,018 In Europe
#174 of 4,739 In the World

University of Freiburg
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 260 485
1992 132 204
1993 150 281
1994 173 282
1995 141 164
1996 283 539
1997 335 1037
1998 363 851
1999 369 1224
2000 390 1163
2001 356 1167
2002 377 1621
2003 404 2198
2004 447 1925
2005 420 1914
2006 459 2580
2007 461 3116
2008 496 2264
2009 496 2623
2010 544 3328
2011 554 4292
2012 512 3850
2013 573 3562
2014 679 3709
2015 653 3591
2016 816 7028
2017 885 5719
2018 917 4296
2019 1040 4684
2020 1221 5172
2021 1606 2797
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Neurosurgery 7 16 36
Virology 3 18 76
Audiology 3 19 76
Plastic Surgery 7 18 80
Dentistry 2 33 93
Sports Medicine 3 26 106
Anatomy and Physiology 3 27 109
Forensic Science 9 40 109
Biomedical Engineering 6 24 112
Pharmacy 14 41 114
Immunology 10 37 116
Cardiology 10 38 121
Orthodontics 6 37 128
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 16 45 151
Radiation Therapy 13 44 156
Ophthalmology 12 53 171
Pathology 18 56 174
Cosmetology 17 60 174
Oncology and Cancer research 14 46 177
Dermatology 16 63 179
Surgery 16 58 180
Optometry 8 63 180
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 27 76 183
Psychiatry 9 58 186
Respiratory Therapy 11 60 190
Physical Therapy 6 66 197
Anesthesiology 20 67 216
Occupational Therapy 9 76 224
Epidemiology 8 82 230
Health Science 13 86 260
Pharmacology 13 74 262
Clinical Psychology 8 67 262
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 20 79 264
Sonography and Ultrasound 22 89 266
Sports / Exercise science 12 99 270
Critical Care Nursing 18 107 277
Medical Physics 22 111 282
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11 90 287
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 13 96 305
Pediatrics 20 114 310
Family medicine 10 97 325
Urology 27 112 348
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 138 412
Toxicology 25 167 524
Public Health 21 176 570
Nursing 8 180 598
Social Work 11 235 761
Gerontology 33 251 844
Veterinary 23 215 866

Biology

The University of Freiburg ranked 6th for Biology in Germany and 124th in the World with 18,577 publications made and 1,166,771 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Genetics.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 96 In Germany
#34 of 942 In Europe
#124 of 4,496 In the World

University of Freiburg
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 238 386
1992 122 230
1993 148 421
1994 177 490
1995 140 373
1996 291 783
1997 334 1402
1998 389 1552
1999 358 1642
2000 400 1907
2001 346 1519
2002 375 2106
2003 375 2576
2004 426 2285
2005 427 2907
2006 463 3049
2007 470 3550
2008 524 3623
2009 591 3744
2010 632 4734
2011 567 3916
2012 654 5731
2013 631 4344
2014 744 4467
2015 680 5265
2016 814 7328
2017 804 5187
2018 751 6510
2019 723 4716
2020 771 3309
2021 1036 11195
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Botany 4 16 69
Virology 3 18 76
Biochemistry 4 16 81
Entomology 6 28 86
Neuroscience 7 22 89
Biophysics 4 24 97
Forestry 4 24 98
Molecular Biology 5 22 102
Immunology 10 37 116
Genetics 8 41 142
Nanotechnology 7 29 170
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 9 55 173
Oncology and Cancer research 14 46 177
Microbiology 8 68 205
Evolutionary Biology 20 104 260
Biotechnology 12 101 260
Pharmacology 13 74 262
Horticulture 10 76 278
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11 90 287
Agricultural Science 12 112 354
Zoology 25 133 354
Astrobiology 27 155 379
Toxicology 25 167 524
Paleontology 30 206 534
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 18 225 688
Animal Science 28 232 820
Nutrition and Food Science 31 284 991

Chemistry

The University of Freiburg ranked 10th for Chemistry in Germany and 181st in the World with 11,464 publications made and 509,009 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#10 of 109 In Germany
#44 of 977 In Europe
#181 of 4,317 In the World

University of Freiburg
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 152 158
1992 72 82
1993 93 187
1994 106 216
1995 105 357
1996 163 347
1997 185 661
1998 229 778
1999 210 839
2000 205 799
2001 236 1018
2002 211 938
2003 214 1496
2004 209 1175
2005 270 1160
2006 290 964
2007 316 1200
2008 356 1864
2009 381 1715
2010 453 2009
2011 424 1639
2012 449 1634
2013 415 1328
2014 434 1814
2015 451 1771
2016 481 2170
2017 425 1857
2018 390 1326
2019 396 1140
2020 367 949
2021 431 549
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 3 10 24
Biochemistry 4 16 81
Pharmacy 14 41 114
Organic Chemistry 13 55 152
Physical chemistry 15 63 157
Nanotechnology 7 29 170
Petrology and Geochemistry 14 62 183
Materials Science 13 50 229
Computational Chemistry 24 109 247
Biochemical Engineering 25 148 306
Inorganic Chemistry 17 101 332
Chemical Engineering 16 84 374
Radiochemistry 20 134 593
Environmental Chemistry 37 243 658
Nutrition and Food Science 31 284 991

Physics

The University of Freiburg ranked 15th for Physics in Germany and 203rd in the World with 11,245 publications made and 611,454 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#15 of 110 In Germany
#57 of 969 In Europe
#203 of 4,082 In the World

University of Freiburg
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 108 177
1992 67 134
1993 85 168
1994 106 159
1995 95 357
1996 182 260
1997 221 492
1998 244 537
1999 222 491
2000 210 614
2001 235 859
2002 195 709
2003 204 751
2004 213 908
2005 238 794
2006 267 951
2007 318 1030
2008 330 1422
2009 421 1506
2010 479 2577
2011 510 3430
2012 598 6122
2013 543 5057
2014 493 4171
2015 504 4584
2016 524 4578
2017 421 3045
2018 493 3362
2019 493 2943
2020 495 10798
2021 500 1145
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 13 44 88
Biophysics 4 24 97
Atomic and Molecular physics 15 43 102
Quantum and Particle physics 19 69 145
Nanotechnology 7 29 170
Theoretical Physics 18 88 180
Applied/Engineering Physics 10 60 191
Optical Engineering 14 69 217
Materials Science 13 50 229
Acoustical Engineering 13 75 266
Medical Physics 22 111 282
Condensed Matter Physics 41 136 321
Astrobiology 27 155 379
Astrophysics and Astronomy 34 248 676

Engineering

The University of Freiburg ranked 11th for Engineering in Germany and 255th in the World with 8,682 publications made and 313,672 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#11 of 134 In Germany
#63 of 1,123 In Europe
#255 of 4,624 In the World

University of Freiburg
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 51 63
1992 28 45
1993 32 33
1994 45 66
1995 37 191
1996 81 109
1997 92 209
1998 117 239
1999 116 350
2000 111 456
2001 161 803
2002 129 534
2003 147 726
2004 167 753
2005 210 844
2006 252 821
2007 314 1078
2008 343 1181
2009 396 1221
2010 454 1948
2011 442 1248
2012 435 1705
2013 498 1593
2014 430 1464
2015 452 1462
2016 475 1577
2017 420 2193
2018 442 1870
2019 440 1441
2020 462 1586
2021 463 680

Computer Science

The University of Freiburg ranked 6th for Computer Science in Germany and 133rd in the World with 6,373 publications made and 428,705 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 131 In Germany
#31 of 1,051 In Europe
#133 of 4,392 In the World

University of Freiburg
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 54
1992 26 67
1993 28 63
1994 28 29
1995 33 30
1996 65 134
1997 83 362
1998 73 249
1999 74 224
2000 132 656
2001 102 465
2002 116 553
2003 129 756
2004 135 729
2005 142 928
2006 196 800
2007 203 1094
2008 205 736
2009 275 1551
2010 284 1727
2011 265 1435
2012 297 2781
2013 270 1802
2014 330 1736
2015 295 8295
2016 324 4561
2017 354 3162
2018 384 6217
2019 371 3259
2020 433 2084
2021 481 10069

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Freiburg ranked 13th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 398th in the World with 4,478 publications made and 114,753 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 122 In Germany
#146 of 1,147 In Europe
#398 of 5,073 In the World

University of Freiburg
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 30
1992 11 9
1993 12 13
1994 29 14
1995 14 9
1996 36 65
1997 35 63
1998 38 259
1999 47 106
2000 53 79
2001 61 115
2002 46 78
2003 49 255
2004 67 206
2005 72 199
2006 85 238
2007 95 309
2008 100 197
2009 146 451
2010 155 729
2011 172 862
2012 164 500
2013 214 789
2014 203 667
2015 243 746
2016 269 710
2017 228 756
2018 259 896
2019 303 899
2020 335 972
2021 430 660

Psychology

The University of Freiburg ranked 7th for Psychology in Germany and 220th in the World with 3,939 publications made and 241,869 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 89 In Germany
#63 of 833 In Europe
#220 of 3,654 In the World

University of Freiburg
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 29 59
1992 18 66
1993 29 72
1994 28 42
1995 22 30
1996 64 119
1997 59 385
1998 63 249
1999 51 225
2000 88 376
2001 69 262
2002 80 408
2003 81 524
2004 78 535
2005 65 448
2006 97 620
2007 95 657
2008 105 536
2009 144 976
2010 163 1454
2011 182 1304
2012 183 1890
2013 185 916
2014 223 1176
2015 188 1151
2016 210 884
2017 228 1703
2018 193 2654
2019 210 1411
2020 227 1031
2021 300 733
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 7 22 89
Psychiatry 9 58 186
Cognitive Science 12 74 198
Occupational Therapy 9 76 224
Special Education 2 65 232
Clinical Psychology 8 67 262
Child Psychology 17 102 339
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 14 163 430
Social Psychology 27 186 537
Sexology 14 171 599
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 31 235 718
Social Work 11 235 761
Education Majors 9 238 782

Environmental Science

The University of Freiburg ranked 16th for Environmental Science in Germany and 343rd in the World with 3,513 publications made and 155,723 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Management, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 89 In Germany
#120 of 931 In Europe
#343 of 4,023 In the World

University of Freiburg
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 8
1992 7 5
1993 13 7
1994 13 32
1995 14 14
1996 24 29
1997 20 20
1998 21 41
1999 35 165
2000 40 54
2001 30 191
2002 38 96
2003 49 616
2004 59 304
2005 59 250
2006 86 451
2007 62 355
2008 84 392
2009 112 473
2010 123 780
2011 126 706
2012 157 1061
2013 206 1615
2014 210 1113
2015 210 1239
2016 271 1844
2017 238 1415
2018 213 1451
2019 231 1390
2020 275 1273
2021 300 562

Mathematics

The University of Freiburg ranked 18th for Mathematics in Germany and 328th in the World with 1,251 publications made and 50,656 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#18 of 92 In Germany
#115 of 816 In Europe
#328 of 3,376 In the World

University of Freiburg
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 12
1992 2 0
1993 7 6
1994 3 1
1995 5 4
1996 12 15
1997 17 34
1998 11 21
1999 17 91
2000 19 40
2001 24 48
2002 27 167
2003 23 55
2004 32 55
2005 23 193
2006 22 101
2007 39 131
2008 47 166
2009 53 143
2010 60 230
2011 54 623
2012 35 197
2013 55 223
2014 68 221
2015 70 242
2016 63 141
2017 65 338
2018 61 159
2019 74 118
2020 89 93
2021 87 91
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Applied Mathematics 11 60 173
Statistics 7 77 236
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 14 100 250
Actuarial Science 17 144 409
Blockchain and Cryptography 27 150 447
Operations Research 16 156 451
Math Teachers 10 114 456

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Freiburg

Speciality Germany Europe World Rank
Graphic Design 6 34 118
Painting and Drawing 4 82 175
Sculpture 4 82 175
Tax Law 11 68 205
Illustration and Concept Art 4 93 209
Art & Design 10 97 273
Hospitality and Hotel Management 2 124 310
Photography 10 116 318
Singing and Vocal Performance 12 122 338
Environmental Economics 16 152 377
Risk Management 18 158 378
Economics 16 139 382
Interior Design 11 120 396
Agricultural Economics 12 125 444
International Trade 17 179 457
Literature 12 165 475
International Business 28 196 492
Development Studies 16 170 519
Creative Writing 12 209 555
Finance 27 209 583
Music 26 239 626
Business 28 249 650
Entertainment Industry Business 28 244 651
Investment Banking and Stock trading 36 248 671
Project Management 42 284 692
International Economics 46 303 757
Performing arts 18 282 781
Real Estate 28 252 794
Human Resource Management 44 315 814
Fashion Design 19 310 816
Advertising 27 271 845
Marketing 54 431 1260