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The University of Munich ranked 1st in Germany and 56th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 73 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Munich is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 168,282 publications and 6,575,390 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 821 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#56 of 14,160In the World
#6 of 2,789In Europe
#1 of 370In Germany
#1 of 45In Bavaria
#1 of 10In Munchen
#3 of 1,188For Pharmacy
#9 of 1,073For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
#11 of 1,005For Cosmetology
#31 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#111 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 70 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Medicine in Germany and 41st in the World with 65,208 publications made and 2,522,855 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), Pathology.

RankRanking
#1 of 114In Germany
#7 of 1,028In Europe
#41 of 4,839In the World

University of Munich
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990934697
1991920747
1992901918
199310651207
19949721443
19959071555
199610131789
199711252287
199810612449
199911973507
200012623661
200112343850
200212554829
200313366185
200413725100
200514906723
200615227267
200717587521
200819718856
200922299716
2010221711101
2011212110566
2012233813239
2013250913462
2014267914864
2015271216499
2016290318982
2017300718461
2018284614529
2019321814609
2020351030671

Biology

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Biology in Germany and 44th in the World with 42,108 publications made and 2,490,169 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

RankRanking
#1 of 100In Germany
#6 of 958In Europe
#44 of 4,578In the World

University of Munich
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990574893
19915651193
19925521114
19936061206
19946571535
19956441586
19967262283
19977102099
19987292411
19997923370
20007173362
20018013762
20027794452
20038685856
20049145279
20059956043
20069865023
200710827563
200811997948
200914128946
2010153311831
2011140611282
2012158011737
2013162614342
2014181115131
2015180015285
2016196115886
2017187414557
2018161711668
2019186111404
2020188622885

Physics

The University of Munich ranked 4th for Physics in Germany and 91st in the World with 21,572 publications made and 1,111,273 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Optical Engineering, Biophysics.

RankRanking
#4 of 112In Germany
#18 of 978In Europe
#91 of 4,160In the World

University of Munich
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990225334
1991228305
1992253376
1993259341
1994300458
1995281475
19963721228
1997396640
1998417996
1999405937
20003881308
20014181532
20023871095
20034171280
20044261515
20054321933
20064871871
20075532624
20086383780
20096633633
20106424214
20117345139
20128438828
20138888728
201488310101
20158999554
201695011585
20179097612
201810168373
201910778269
202098524672

Chemistry

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Chemistry in Germany and 71st in the World with 20,781 publications made and 931,261 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#1 of 110In Germany
#9 of 995In Europe
#71 of 4,409In the World

University of Munich
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990360678
1991319783
1992348574
1993314500
1994309759
1995332682
1996360788
1997406877
19984081120
19994241305
20003561171
20014281323
20024191518
20034561672
20044151682
20054711799
20064901949
20075242725
20085692833
20095882636
20105762615
20115292325
20125613000
20136093331
20146523926
20156563583
20166533231
20176343252
20185312591
20195712612
20205582181

Engineering

The University of Munich ranked 10th for Engineering in Germany and 221st in the World with 12,537 publications made and 432,120 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction.

RankRanking
#10 of 137In Germany
#54 of 1,147In Europe
#221 of 4,716In the World

University of Munich
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990123189
1991128158
199212799
1993123102
1994145159
1995120168
1996158190
1997151272
1998180478
1999203517
2000192435
2001219564
2002260810
2003279657
2004295853
20053011030
20063451162
20074071526
20084422088
20094292048
20104371744
20114671427
20125072410
20135562462
20145873535
20155563090
20165892720
20175672894
20185832837
20196413070
20206212521

Computer Science

The University of Munich ranked 3rd for Computer Science in Germany and 103rd in the World with 12,350 publications made and 556,888 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics.

RankRanking
#3 of 135In Germany
#18 of 1,068In Europe
#103 of 4,494In the World

University of Munich
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904737
199157106
199255104
199392212
199482162
199595221
1996110354
1997106398
1998100351
1999152432
2000150791
2001160581
2002194645
2003202837
20042521718
2005299963
20063471607
20073901954
20084131915
20094672200
20105532287
20115554986
20125543202
20136174386
20146934154
20156914234
20167525432
20177225102
20187954838
20198665332
20209284406

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany and 167th in the World with 11,746 publications made and 403,752 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, History.

RankRanking
#1 of 124In Germany
#49 of 1,158In Europe
#167 of 5,152In the World

University of Munich
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904531
19917589
199272108
199379101
19947680
19955287
199690170
1997123288
199895158
1999112514
2000142359
2001127258
2002160671
2003180533
20041781185
20052091046
20062411527
20072771194
20083311267
20093611722
20103932051
20114702480
20125022645
20135473579
20146432922
20156252535
20166935020
20177933709
20187664310
20198333556
20209882966

Psychology

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Psychology in Germany and 108th in the World with 9,648 publications made and 512,218 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#1 of 90In Germany
#23 of 846In Europe
#108 of 3,753In the World

University of Munich
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906165
199169126
199266139
199386202
199477187
1995102270
199690309
199791437
1998102366
1999116594
2000138538
2001144618
20021591179
2003158894
2004164923
20052121532
20062342130
20072902021
20083361946
20093922462
20104342705
20114262856
20124753050
20134783542
20145463665
20155723409
20166173487
20176003705
20185112662
20195903064
20205962636

Environmental Science

The University of Munich ranked 9th for Environmental Science in Germany and 227th in the World with 6,196 publications made and 222,736 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Earth science and Geophysics.

RankRanking
#9 of 92In Germany
#74 of 951In Europe
#227 of 4,129In the World

University of Munich
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905795
19916046
19926450
19935373
19944555
199566150
199660103
199792183
199874218
199986467
200070196
200168324
2002101462
2003102406
2004113404
2005152537
2006149465
2007124524
2008176877
2009206897
2010243797
2011229922
20122641276
20132751599
20143041488
20153151142
20163741759
20173982063
20183112247
20193281703
20203921603

Business

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Business in Germany and 219th in the World with 3,885 publications made and 116,996 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, International Business, Management Information Systems, Actuarial Science, Finance.

RankRanking
#1 of 118In Germany
#71 of 1,028In Europe
#219 of 4,080In the World

University of Munich
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901320
1991187
199292
19931611
19941725
19951111
19962011
19973827
199835145
199956304
20006097
200155131
200251104
200378227
200471268
200596344
2006116367
2007133496
2008149549
2009177481
2010208801
2011219757
2012230806
20132631140
2014220675
20152411295
2016270861
20172701004
2018156318
2019199602
2020231728

Economics

The University of Munich ranked 1st for Economics in Germany and 131st in the World with 3,044 publications made and 109,295 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Actuarial Science, Finance, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#1 of 93In Germany
#39 of 803In Europe
#131 of 3,117In the World

University of Munich
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901420
1991128
19921546
1993912
19941433
19951719
19962373
19972627
19982970
199944152
200057207
200159105
200256296
200366176
200479177
200583334
2006102381
2007105368
2008136468
2009122596
2010108406
20111661661
2012151656
2013201802
2014165470
2015162503
2016186626
2017200624
2018135811
2019169487
2020174410

Mathematics

The University of Munich ranked 3rd for Mathematics in Germany and 152nd in the World with 2,996 publications made and 124,144 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Blockchain and Cryptography.

RankRanking
#3 of 95In Germany
#40 of 838In Europe
#152 of 3,475In the World

University of Munich
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901214
19911324
19922445
19932130
19942836
19953425
19962844
19973056
199840125
199937124
200048151
200153108
200261252
200364115
200483292
200593338
2006104298
200789319
20081521331
2009116612
2010125603
20111591688
2012136471
2013169821
2014150474
2015143417
2016175633
2017160547
20181521330
2019141315
2020155340

Art & Design

The University of Munich ranked 3rd for Art & Design in Germany and 147th in the World with 1,656 publications made and 36,515 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Art History, Literature, Game Design and Development.

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

RankRanking
#3 of 89In Germany
#46 of 734In Europe
#147 of 2,801In the World

University of Munich
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199040
199140
199282
199392
19941110
199568
1996122
19971415
199888
19991414
2000175
20012180
20022348
20032188
200426101
20054142
200664189
200773232
200862158
200971188
201075179
201171139
201267297
201380203
2014103250
2015112466
2016106390
2017100472
2018109255
2019113288
2020134193