University of Leipzig: Rankings

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The University of Leipzig ranked 15th in Germany and 197th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 143 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Leipzig is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 52,599 publications and 1,555,490 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 954 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#197 of 14,131 In the World
#67 of 2,785 In Europe
#15 of 369 In Germany
#1 of 19 In Saxony
#1 of 6 In Leipzig
#61 of 1,109 For Cardiology
#90 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
#117 of 1,017 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
#62 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#188 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 140 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Leipzig ranked 20th for Medicine in Germany and 235th in the World with 18,013 publications made and 646,038 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), Cardiology, Oncology and Cancer research, Pathology.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 113 In Germany
#75 of 1,018 In Europe
#235 of 4,739 In the World

University of Leipzig
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 102 17
1992 46 9
1993 45 13
1994 68 63
1995 59 48
1996 125 120
1997 221 245
1998 253 706
1999 269 421
2000 350 917
2001 362 1147
2002 344 1068
2003 435 1490
2004 450 1376
2005 490 1709
2006 475 2012
2007 497 2395
2008 554 2366
2009 591 2502
2010 705 3949
2011 675 3245
2012 763 4128
2013 803 4016
2014 818 3836
2015 772 3374
2016 780 4590
2017 815 5233
2018 810 3612
2019 991 4740
2020 1178 3928
2021 1457 1922
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Cardiology 4 19 61
Neurosurgery 18 39 90
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 17 47 117
Psychiatry 4 43 147
Surgery 12 45 161
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 20 49 161
Sports / Exercise science 5 48 171
Audiology 23 68 179
Veterinary 6 52 179
Clinical Psychology 4 46 188
Pathology 21 66 197
Plastic Surgery 19 55 197
Medical Physics 12 74 210
Ophthalmology 15 77 229
Pharmacy 26 96 238
Oncology and Cancer research 19 72 240
Pediatrics 11 84 243
Radiation Therapy 28 87 253
Epidemiology 9 89 258
Anesthesiology 25 87 259
Gerontology 5 71 261
Respiratory Therapy 18 94 269
Anatomy and Physiology 25 93 272
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 23 84 278
Immunology 26 107 285
Dentistry 25 99 285
Health Science 17 108 300
Critical Care Nursing 23 120 302
Forensic Science 20 115 302
Urology 26 103 305
Virology 23 106 320
Biomedical Engineering 27 107 321
Cosmetology 28 111 322
Occupational Therapy 14 120 330
Public Health 6 95 337
Dermatology 30 122 337
Sonography and Ultrasound 29 123 339
Healthcare Management (MHA) 8 111 340
Family medicine 12 101 342
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 18 114 353
Physical Therapy 24 143 362
Orthodontics 29 115 366
Pharmacology 27 124 400
Sports Medicine 34 184 456
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 22 153 471
Optometry 31 204 596
Toxicology 34 222 759
Nursing 15 221 760

Biology

The University of Leipzig ranked 26th for Biology in Germany and 318th in the World with 10,868 publications made and 467,861 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 96 In Germany
#114 of 942 In Europe
#318 of 4,496 In the World

University of Leipzig
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 76 12
1992 32 15
1993 32 33
1994 52 61
1995 52 67
1996 96 206
1997 133 217
1998 148 310
1999 163 381
2000 189 585
2001 260 954
2002 234 805
2003 272 899
2004 295 1048
2005 337 1356
2006 351 1591
2007 341 2034
2008 338 1574
2009 436 1662
2010 451 2776
2011 442 2237
2012 498 2793
2013 444 2834
2014 548 3262
2015 510 2799
2016 544 3218
2017 506 4003
2018 462 2663
2019 522 2338
2020 597 2784
2021 712 1099
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 14 51 151
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 14 81 217
Oncology and Cancer research 19 72 240
Biophysics 30 92 255
Evolutionary Biology 19 103 259
Immunology 26 107 285
Biochemistry 28 110 299
Genetics 29 121 304
Virology 23 106 320
Molecular Biology 31 106 323
Animal Science 12 121 381
Pharmacology 27 124 400
Microbiology 32 144 400
Nanotechnology 33 141 425
Zoology 32 175 452
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 22 153 471
Entomology 35 196 509
Paleontology 29 202 516
Astrobiology 41 231 567
Biotechnology 32 207 587
Forestry 33 203 633
Botany 42 234 675
Toxicology 34 222 759
Agricultural Science 30 245 838
Nutrition and Food Science 23 252 871

Chemistry

The University of Leipzig ranked 34th for Chemistry in Germany and 417th in the World with 7,850 publications made and 202,732 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#34 of 109 In Germany
#142 of 977 In Europe
#417 of 4,317 In the World

University of Leipzig
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 80 33
1992 51 31
1993 62 35
1994 85 59
1995 76 68
1996 137 157
1997 157 206
1998 155 224
1999 175 220
2000 188 286
2001 192 425
2002 218 410
2003 175 468
2004 214 467
2005 246 498
2006 221 525
2007 245 657
2008 234 632
2009 280 821
2010 317 802
2011 260 874
2012 269 753
2013 251 910
2014 282 1058
2015 289 1052
2016 294 1146
2017 285 1402
2018 222 912
2019 253 1043
2020 266 615
2021 275 297
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Physical chemistry 8 36 97
Computational Chemistry 17 78 178
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 21 90 212
Pharmacy 26 96 238
Biochemistry 28 110 299
Organic Chemistry 33 141 345
Biochemical Engineering 34 188 387
Nanotechnology 33 141 425
Inorganic Chemistry 27 139 443
Materials Science 34 149 485
Chemical Engineering 31 178 600
Environmental Chemistry 38 259 703
Radiochemistry 32 194 800
Petrology and Geochemistry 37 263 800
Nutrition and Food Science 23 252 871

Physics

The University of Leipzig ranked 37th for Physics in Germany and 424th in the World with 6,238 publications made and 147,342 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Theoretical Physics, Biophysics.

Rank Ranking
#37 of 110 In Germany
#153 of 969 In Europe
#424 of 4,082 In the World

University of Leipzig
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 54 18
1992 39 30
1993 34 21
1994 41 65
1995 37 20
1996 108 155
1997 133 116
1998 148 195
1999 167 148
2000 171 232
2001 144 285
2002 167 333
2003 157 382
2004 198 362
2005 214 405
2006 167 346
2007 192 458
2008 192 420
2009 196 517
2010 240 509
2011 208 509
2012 189 431
2013 204 613
2014 220 796
2015 232 738
2016 259 946
2017 229 1259
2018 243 918
2019 252 1025
2020 285 718
2021 286 343
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Condensed Matter Physics 19 59 161
Theoretical Physics 15 77 161
Medical Physics 12 74 210
Quantum and Particle physics 31 120 251
Biophysics 30 92 255
Atomic and Molecular physics 43 144 300
Applied/Engineering Physics 21 112 316
Nuclear Physics 33 166 381
Nanotechnology 33 141 425
Materials Science 34 149 485
Optical Engineering 40 185 487
Astrobiology 41 231 567
Acoustical Engineering 44 256 750

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Leipzig ranked 14th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 406th in the World with 4,626 publications made and 144,382 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 122 In Germany
#151 of 1,147 In Europe
#406 of 5,073 In the World

University of Leipzig
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 11 0
1992 6 0
1993 8 3
1994 9 9
1995 8 4
1996 21 27
1997 15 51
1998 18 64
1999 32 22
2000 41 199
2001 60 177
2002 56 176
2003 63 227
2004 100 189
2005 80 253
2006 98 344
2007 94 530
2008 139 693
2009 127 570
2010 169 998
2011 161 1017
2012 197 759
2013 211 1012
2014 244 1105
2015 224 626
2016 249 1172
2017 280 1717
2018 304 1069
2019 335 1036
2020 388 1117
2021 508 833

Engineering

The University of Leipzig ranked 42nd for Engineering in Germany and 626th in the World with 4,587 publications made and 110,426 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#42 of 134 In Germany
#214 of 1,123 In Europe
#626 of 4,624 In the World

University of Leipzig
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 5
1992 21 3
1993 22 4
1994 22 7
1995 24 10
1996 47 80
1997 67 71
1998 72 102
1999 85 78
2000 85 152
2001 86 132
2002 108 223
2003 104 286
2004 134 273
2005 164 312
2006 135 232
2007 154 378
2008 160 341
2009 168 439
2010 224 441
2011 186 450
2012 166 351
2013 186 551
2014 207 679
2015 212 632
2016 205 966
2017 216 1850
2018 200 854
2019 232 961
2020 226 583
2021 241 293

Computer Science

The University of Leipzig ranked 27th for Computer Science in Germany and 350th in the World with 4,393 publications made and 180,265 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 131 In Germany
#125 of 1,051 In Europe
#350 of 4,392 In the World

University of Leipzig
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 5
1992 5 10
1993 11 14
1994 18 25
1995 15 24
1996 26 98
1997 23 34
1998 38 106
1999 40 109
2000 51 203
2001 65 229
2002 56 298
2003 110 457
2004 131 539
2005 142 568
2006 139 507
2007 133 825
2008 155 773
2009 175 716
2010 202 1028
2011 214 923
2012 241 1032
2013 221 1022
2014 253 1064
2015 226 1230
2016 243 755
2017 260 2000
2018 257 1497
2019 246 926
2020 292 1262
2021 346 527

Psychology

The University of Leipzig ranked 13th for Psychology in Germany and 264th in the World with 3,862 publications made and 199,347 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 89 In Germany
#79 of 833 In Europe
#264 of 3,654 In the World

University of Leipzig
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 2
1992 4 10
1993 8 13
1994 15 23
1995 8 18
1996 29 111
1997 21 54
1998 32 126
1999 43 134
2000 60 224
2001 63 163
2002 57 213
2003 86 457
2004 103 758
2005 89 513
2006 92 675
2007 121 937
2008 139 1194
2009 148 903
2010 145 979
2011 158 1101
2012 198 1125
2013 219 1502
2014 209 1194
2015 222 1081
2016 223 1277
2017 257 1471
2018 206 1150
2019 248 923
2020 259 635
2021 358 587
Speciality Germany rank Europe rank World rank
Psychiatry 4 43 147
Neuroscience 14 51 151
Clinical Psychology 4 46 188
Cognitive Science 25 105 247
Child Psychology 11 96 323
Occupational Therapy 14 120 330
Social Psychology 18 129 403
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 9 134 442
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 22 199 509
Special Education 27 244 697
Sexology 22 232 787

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Non-core subjects for the University of Leipzig

Speciality Germany Europe World Rank
International Economics 5 42 116
Music 4 87 244
Real Estate 6 70 252
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 16 88 259
International Business 11 110 284
Singing and Vocal Performance 8 99 291
Entertainment Industry Business 9 133 351
Oceanography 18 138 370
Project Management 19 173 427
Graphic Design 30 178 446
Earth science and Geophysics 29 179 449
Art & Design 24 192 457
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 28 195 476
Geology 30 188 494
Performing arts 8 191 501
Finance 22 186 520
Statistics 33 199 548
Investment Banking and Stock trading 27 204 560
Actuarial Science 32 218 581
Economics 30 223 585
Entrepreneurship 27 275 588
Creative Writing 14 227 603
Applied Mathematics 46 246 607
Ecology 44 239 611
Tax Law 43 230 617
Literature 19 214 631
Environmental Science 38 257 689
Business 33 275 696
Mathematics 42 256 697
Human Resource Management 33 271 703
Environmental Management 34 276 733
Painting and Drawing 30 302 763
Sculpture 30 302 763
International Trade 38 327 816
Development Studies 29 273 837
Geography and Cartography 34 298 842
Fashion Design 20 316 843
Illustration and Concept Art 30 323 849
Risk Management 44 346 855
Cinematography 34 340 927
Environmental Economics 41 358 928
Math Teachers 32 264 957
Marketing 47 391 1084
Photography 40 374 1084