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The University of Munich ranked 2nd in Germany, 81st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 33 research topics. The University of Munich ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 114,094 academic publications and 3,491,682 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 924 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#81 of 14,131 In the World
#14 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 369 In Germany
#2 of 45 In Bavaria
#2 of 10 In Munich
#6 of 2,092 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
#6 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
#8 of 1,038 For Cosmetology
#30 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#121 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 30 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Biology in Germany and 92nd in the World with 72,837 publications made and 2,722,430 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Paleontology.

Biology ranking Location
#1 of 168 In Germany
#19 of 1,428 In Europe
#92 of 6,663 In the World

University of Munich
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 635 6301
1991 720 7410
1992 678 8574
1993 752 8867
1994 795 9908
1995 851 10844
1996 1044 11993
1997 1086 13012
1998 1129 15030
1999 1224 17530
2000 1297 19912
2001 1297 23210
2002 1351 27118
2003 1445 31673
2004 1516 34887
2005 1703 41394
2006 1754 47377
2007 2020 53644
2008 2131 61022
2009 2379 69974
2010 2508 78821
2011 2515 90517
2012 2667 101813
2013 2755 111790
2014 2930 121883
2015 2862 130677
2016 3160 137234
2017 3171 151124
2018 3084 152437
2019 3471 173564
2020 3717 205186
2021 4322 261803
2022 3527 245690

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

Biology subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Molecular Biology 2 5 51
Immunology 2 13 55
Biophysics 1 14 74
Virology 2 16 79
Oncology and Cancer research 3 15 83
Genetics 2 17 84
Biochemistry 1 17 88
Neuroscience 3 19 88
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 31 107
Evolutionary Biology 1 24 108
Microbiology 4 34 118
Pharmacology 5 32 119
Botany 8 35 128
Entomology 13 51 140
Zoology 4 48 147
Biotechnology 5 46 153
Paleontology 5 50 160
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 2 50 166
Astrobiology 9 59 166
Nanotechnology 10 43 195
Animal Science 9 67 207
Toxicology 12 86 239
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 9 90 273
Forestry 14 93 281
Horticulture 13 93 296
Nutrition and Food Science 10 126 345
Agricultural Science 21 151 464

Medicine rankings

The University of Munich ranked 2nd for Medicine in Germany and 79th in the World with 66,214 publications made and 2,226,315 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Immunology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine.

Medicine ranking Location
#2 of 168 In Germany
#16 of 1,401 In Europe
#79 of 6,552 In the World

University of Munich
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 569 3483
1991 675 4102
1992 638 4782
1993 750 5312
1994 767 5902
1995 770 6642
1996 936 7769
1997 1040 8790
1998 1016 10123
1999 1161 12349
2000 1238 14565
2001 1115 17466
2002 1181 20624
2003 1286 24634
2004 1349 27462
2005 1464 32246
2006 1525 37692
2007 1809 42266
2008 1872 48617
2009 2201 55856
2010 2331 63198
2011 2247 72358
2012 2384 81454
2013 2566 89599
2014 2671 98625
2015 2587 106839
2016 2814 111269
2017 2888 124461
2018 2834 123820
2019 3129 141466
2020 3299 170345
2021 3948 219930
2022 3116 210089

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Munich in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Pharmacy 2 2 6
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 2 2 6
Cosmetology 1 1 8
Dermatology 2 5 26
Neurosurgery 6 14 33
Sonography and Ultrasound 2 9 40
Audiology 2 7 43
Ophthalmology 2 5 53
Immunology 2 13 55
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 3 17 74
Virology 2 16 79
Urology 2 15 80
Radiation Therapy 5 15 81
Anesthesiology 4 16 81
Forensic Science 7 30 83
Oncology and Cancer research 3 15 83
Surgery 4 18 84
Pathology 2 21 85
Occupational Therapy 1 18 87
Psychiatry 2 20 94
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 4 27 97
Pediatrics 2 30 101
Anatomy and Physiology 2 23 102
Medical Physics 6 31 104
Cardiology 5 32 107
Veterinary 4 34 107
Pharmacology 5 32 119
Respiratory Therapy 4 41 126
Optometry 6 38 131
Critical Care Nursing 3 36 133
Orthodontics 3 44 133
Plastic Surgery 7 31 139
Biomedical Engineering 7 39 145
Dentistry 3 46 145
Clinical Psychology 2 36 151
Family medicine 4 46 156
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 3 39 160
Sports Medicine 5 49 162
Physical Therapy 5 61 185
Epidemiology 4 65 191
Health Science 4 63 199
Public Health 2 59 200
Nursing 3 64 209
Toxicology 12 86 239
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 9 90 273
Healthcare Management (MHA) 5 97 301
Sports / Exercise science 10 115 326
Gerontology 8 117 394
Social Work 18 276 877

Chemistry rankings

The University of Munich ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Germany and 104th in the World with 57,739 publications made and 2,300,603 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#2 of 163 In Germany
#20 of 1,389 In Europe
#104 of 6,327 In the World

University of Munich
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 505 6334
1991 551 7357
1992 555 8272
1993 599 8636
1994 661 9354
1995 684 10391
1996 845 11375
1997 862 11920
1998 945 13840
1999 1022 15651
2000 1076 17489
2001 1167 20041
2002 1199 23337
2003 1254 26746
2004 1236 30138
2005 1466 36044
2006 1432 40438
2007 1641 46060
2008 1711 51866
2009 1869 60397
2010 1895 66852
2011 1948 75615
2012 2052 84523
2013 2184 92003
2014 2230 99507
2015 2214 106765
2016 2394 112072
2017 2299 121862
2018 2265 123480
2019 2545 138005
2020 2653 159009
2021 3029 200489
2022 2436 188117

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

Chemistry subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Pharmacy 2 2 6
Inorganic Chemistry 3 14 80
Biochemistry 1 17 88
Organic Chemistry 6 29 123
Computational Chemistry 16 55 143
Materials Science 12 46 192
Nanotechnology 10 43 195
Physical chemistry 12 49 203
Petrology and Geochemistry 16 81 229
Radiochemistry 11 53 254
Chemical Engineering 15 71 293
Biochemical Engineering 24 134 309
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 25 113 310
Environmental Chemistry 27 127 333
Nutrition and Food Science 10 126 345

Physics rankings

The University of Munich ranked 7th for Physics in Germany and 163rd in the World with 39,009 publications made and 1,246,330 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Physics ranking Location
#7 of 166 In Germany
#42 of 1,434 In Europe
#163 of 6,484 In the World

University of Munich
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 276 3172
1991 315 3678
1992 308 4161
1993 298 4078
1994 376 4379
1995 395 5047
1996 489 5915
1997 585 5919
1998 618 6920
1999 624 7798
2000 684 8677
2001 714 9727
2002 731 11687
2003 773 13481
2004 749 15202
2005 861 18903
2006 932 21583
2007 1088 25307
2008 1192 29626
2009 1261 35815
2010 1283 39225
2011 1331 43320
2012 1435 48206
2013 1517 53676
2014 1548 57223
2015 1604 62564
2016 1679 66329
2017 1713 72603
2018 1751 76505
2019 1998 84908
2020 2009 98945
2021 2375 122565
2022 1888 111827

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

Physics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Theoretical Physics 6 24 67
Biophysics 1 14 74
Atomic and Molecular physics 11 27 83
Medical Physics 6 31 104
Condensed Matter Physics 12 33 116
Optical Engineering 6 24 120
Nuclear Physics 16 40 122
Astrophysics and Astronomy 5 47 141
Quantum and Particle physics 8 44 162
Astrobiology 9 59 166
Acoustical Engineering 6 45 178
Applied/Engineering Physics 12 53 192
Materials Science 12 46 192
Nanotechnology 10 43 195

Engineering rankings

The University of Munich ranked 10th for Engineering in Germany and 207th in the World with 37,863 publications made and 1,186,583 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#10 of 167 In Germany
#55 of 1,442 In Europe
#207 of 6,555 In the World

University of Munich
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 265 2814
1991 292 3195
1992 291 3592
1993 293 3551
1994 367 3865
1995 380 4317
1996 446 5068
1997 538 5240
1998 585 6146
1999 597 6944
2000 637 7882
2001 651 8982
2002 696 10838
2003 741 12583
2004 704 14190
2005 858 17609
2006 905 19920
2007 1066 23586
2008 1172 27334
2009 1279 32991
2010 1279 36559
2011 1358 41090
2012 1424 46208
2013 1503 51736
2014 1549 55348
2015 1637 60569
2016 1651 64205
2017 1681 70428
2018 1712 73717
2019 1957 83135
2020 1962 96060
2021 2300 120987
2022 1834 112012

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

Computer Science rankings

The University of Munich ranked 4th for Computer Science in Germany and 169th in the World with 35,818 publications made and 1,255,348 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Machine Learning, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#4 of 169 In Germany
#44 of 1,444 In Europe
#169 of 6,597 In the World

University of Munich
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 170 1398
1991 227 1867
1992 185 2263
1993 228 2259
1994 267 2541
1995 299 2972
1996 345 3307
1997 402 3615
1998 373 4338
1999 440 5396
2000 456 6140
2001 492 7571
2002 531 9377
2003 611 11534
2004 607 12626
2005 726 15151
2006 834 18113
2007 992 21399
2008 1079 24971
2009 1195 29424
2010 1237 34405
2011 1353 40226
2012 1413 46421
2013 1500 52322
2014 1567 58083
2015 1618 63510
2016 1747 68220
2017 1809 76453
2018 1828 80723
2019 2187 94237
2020 2214 112843
2021 2741 144662
2022 2133 134666

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

Computer Science subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Neuroscience 3 19 88
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 31 107
Cognitive Science 4 41 148
Computational Linguistics 9 56 168
Software Engineering 15 76 177
Database Administration 18 58 192
Library and Information science 8 70 205
Machine Learning 5 48 207
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 11 66 227
Multimedia 7 81 233
Computer Vision 13 70 236
Game Design and Development 13 97 259
Web Design and Development 18 104 289
Data Science 19 134 332
Human-Computer Interaction 22 145 357
Management Information Systems 11 138 366
Telecommunications 22 130 403
Computer Graphics 38 170 423
UX/UI Desgin 35 188 430
Computer Networking 25 141 432
Cyber Security 23 163 460
Animation 37 201 507
Information Technology 13 180 579
Blockchain and Cryptography 40 216 612
Computer Engineering 39 237 700
Robotics 48 287 843

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Munich ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 176th in the World with 35,260 publications made and 848,013 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Linguistics.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#3 of 174 In Germany
#60 of 1,488 In Europe
#176 of 6,939 In the World

University of Munich
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 175 1019
1991 213 1363
1992 184 1646
1993 208 1816
1994 282 1984
1995 253 2089
1996 319 2515
1997 339 2664
1998 336 3097
1999 373 3794
2000 411 4327
2001 403 5135
2002 447 6226
2003 495 7729
2004 557 8829
2005 625 10502
2006 680 12452
2007 799 14896
2008 936 17208
2009 1002 20653
2010 1188 24225
2011 1251 27789
2012 1288 31519
2013 1427 36452
2014 1538 40072
2015 1588 44508
2016 1607 46537
2017 1858 52517
2018 1818 54760
2019 2047 63271
2020 2246 76224
2021 2775 100808
2022 2237 94338

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

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Munich ranked 8th for Environmental Science in Germany and 221st in the World with 29,207 publications made and 874,631 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#8 of 168 In Germany
#69 of 1,449 In Europe
#221 of 6,683 In the World

University of Munich
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 236 1994
1991 247 2347
1992 243 2648
1993 241 2688
1994 297 2997
1995 308 3277
1996 327 3573
1997 365 3855
1998 387 4451
1999 414 5175
2000 431 5974
2001 417 6709
2002 477 7907
2003 502 9576
2004 538 10637
2005 584 12072
2006 623 14325
2007 710 16039
2008 886 18587
2009 913 22274
2010 979 24851
2011 1029 28508
2012 1100 32974
2013 1109 36729
2014 1306 40801
2015 1278 45158
2016 1327 48149
2017 1386 52420
2018 1325 54961
2019 1537 61891
2020 1646 74586
2021 2094 95954
2022 1634 89741

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

Environmental Science subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Paleontology 5 50 160
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 2 50 166
Geology 10 62 203
Petrology and Geochemistry 16 81 229
Earth science and Geophysics 13 79 249
Geography and Cartography 9 90 271
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 17 86 277
Forestry 14 93 281
Ecology 12 95 283
Environmental Chemistry 27 127 333
Oceanography 20 120 347
Agricultural Science 21 151 464
Environmental Engineering 21 168 493
Geotechnical Engineering 28 184 580
Mining Engineering 28 234 762
Environmental Management 37 292 822
Urban and Regional planning 38 396 861
Hydrology and Water resources management 33 237 913

Psychology rankings

The University of Munich ranked 2nd for Psychology in Germany and 117th in the World with 28,311 publications made and 954,933 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#2 of 168 In Germany
#32 of 1,390 In Europe
#117 of 6,353 In the World

University of Munich
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 181 1157
1991 251 1425
1992 211 1733
1993 263 1889
1994 261 2084
1995 291 2292
1996 370 2793
1997 382 3131
1998 359 3594
1999 421 4593
2000 489 5441
2001 465 6594
2002 460 8079
2003 501 9909
2004 529 10843
2005 573 12579
2006 647 14907
2007 788 17497
2008 819 20225
2009 955 23037
2010 1024 27026
2011 1043 31255
2012 1058 35501
2013 1122 39458
2014 1147 44284
2015 1237 48034
2016 1326 50672
2017 1356 56721
2018 1316 57723
2019 1554 67466
2020 1619 80827
2021 2046 105480
2022 1615 100864

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Munich in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 1 18 87
Neuroscience 3 19 88
Psychiatry 2 20 94
Cognitive Science 4 41 148
Clinical Psychology 2 36 151
Social Psychology 2 65 236
Child Psychology 1 55 238
Special Education 8 108 332
Education Majors 4 106 374
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 7 99 415
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 19 182 468
Sexology 10 169 584
Social Work 18 276 877

Mathematics rankings

The University of Munich ranked 4th for Mathematics in Germany and 208th in the World with 14,320 publications made and 481,611 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#4 of 160 In Germany
#62 of 1,363 In Europe
#208 of 6,132 In the World

University of Munich
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 38 213
1991 59 298
1992 48 394
1993 60 417
1994 78 537
1995 98 590
1996 85 698
1997 99 809
1998 105 985
1999 123 1198
2000 132 1502
2001 155 1884
2002 169 2108
2003 193 2613
2004 208 3125
2005 251 3772
2006 302 4577
2007 356 5645
2008 402 7023
2009 427 8569
2010 516 10067
2011 614 12254
2012 576 13892
2013 615 16002
2014 671 18504
2015 702 20874
2016 777 22934
2017 830 25543
2018 821 27111
2019 901 31910
2020 975 37493
2021 1345 52125
2022 1020 51127

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

Mathematics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Statistics 3 50 169
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 60 172
Actuarial Science 9 72 226
Applied Mathematics 20 110 308
Math Teachers 8 111 414
Blockchain and Cryptography 40 216 612
Operations Research 49 340 978

Business rankings

The University of Munich ranked 14th for Business in Germany and 363rd in the World with 8,216 publications made and 185,756 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#14 of 162 In Germany
#129 of 1,390 In Europe
#363 of 6,002 In the World

University of Munich
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 32 147
1991 35 201
1992 27 244
1993 27 244
1994 42 312
1995 45 322
1996 47 378
1997 63 346
1998 74 463
1999 82 519
2000 93 653
2001 116 750
2002 104 1065
2003 124 1217
2004 120 1495
2005 140 1702
2006 187 2240
2007 223 2673
2008 310 3399
2009 275 3914
2010 310 4656
2011 390 5243
2012 356 6002
2013 391 7220
2014 365 8095
2015 414 9016
2016 404 9381
2017 459 10331
2018 423 11420
2019 476 13920
2020 557 16794
2021 715 23619
2022 471 20923

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

Business subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Tax Law 3 16 66
International Trade 8 105 176
International Business 7 101 184
Actuarial Science 9 72 226
Finance 11 107 282
Investment Banking and Stock trading 10 97 282
Accounting 7 116 363
Management Information Systems 11 138 366
Human Resource Management 8 129 368
Advertising 10 119 370
Risk Management 21 168 391
Marketing 16 150 405
Occupational Safety and Health 6 119 425
Management 20 142 435
Entertainment Industry Business 12 171 438
Public Policy / Administration 18 199 533
Project Management 38 285 684
Hospitality and Hotel Management 4 284 698
Real Estate 16 223 699
Entrepreneurship 32 320 718
Operations Research 49 340 978
Engineering Management 32 325 1010

Economics rankings

The University of Munich ranked 7th for Economics in Germany and 277th in the World with 6,771 publications made and 147,118 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, International Economics, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#7 of 156 In Germany
#99 of 1,322 In Europe
#277 of 5,789 In the World

University of Munich
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 23 109
1991 23 169
1992 26 183
1993 20 179
1994 31 286
1995 44 285
1996 40 257
1997 69 265
1998 54 374
1999 54 368
2000 86 538
2001 88 612
2002 89 828
2003 116 1016
2004 112 1272
2005 127 1379
2006 166 1744
2007 172 2100
2008 241 2682
2009 203 3215
2010 210 3704
2011 303 4140
2012 293 4597
2013 319 5570
2014 298 6232
2015 322 6749
2016 341 7095
2017 381 7626
2018 387 8831
2019 379 10288
2020 477 12685
2021 589 17887
2022 415 16220

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

Economics subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
International Economics 7 91 141
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 60 172
International Trade 8 105 176
Actuarial Science 9 72 226
Finance 11 107 282
Investment Banking and Stock trading 10 97 282
Political Economy 14 145 355
International Relations and Diplomacy 13 147 394
Development Studies 10 129 407
Agricultural Economics 19 224 791
Environmental Economics 37 361 926

Art & Design rankings

The University of Munich ranked 7th for Art & Design in Germany and 264th in the World with 4,669 publications made and 91,663 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Computer Graphics.

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
#7 of 153 In Germany
#93 of 1,295 In Europe
#264 of 5,426 In the World

University of Munich
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 39 168
1991 24 201
1992 25 240
1993 30 226
1994 34 284
1995 34 291
1996 40 416
1997 39 366
1998 44 454
1999 57 546
2000 75 567
2001 66 683
2002 58 809
2003 72 1012
2004 76 1060
2005 95 1328
2006 107 1547
2007 112 1680
2008 126 2010
2009 161 2330
2010 169 2822
2011 185 3225
2012 168 3711
2013 170 3932
2014 225 4624
2015 246 5061
2016 230 5022
2017 219 5615
2018 255 6095
2019 292 7286
2020 269 9128
2021 333 11515
2022 323 10537

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

Art & Design subfield Germany ranking Europe ranking World rank
Music 1 30 99
Photography 2 31 103
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 51 145
Performing arts 5 65 161
Art History 4 63 181
Aesthetics 3 72 207
Multimedia 7 81 233
Fashion Design 7 96 251
Literature 5 94 256
Game Design and Development 13 97 259
Creative Writing 7 151 404
Computer Graphics 38 170 423
UX/UI Desgin 35 188 430
Entertainment Industry Business 12 171 438
Architecture 30 215 493
Graphic Design 36 189 495
Painting and Drawing 17 229 504
Sculpture 17 229 504
Animation 37 201 507
Illustration and Concept Art 17 235 526
Cinematography 24 300 761