University of Ulm: Statistics



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#446 of 14,131 In the World
#183 of 2,785 In Europe
#38 of 369 In Germany
#6 of 62 In Baden-Wurttemberg
#1 of 2 In Ulm
#41 of 1,022 For Neurosurgery
Top50% For 184 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Ulm is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis)
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)

Research profile

University of Ulm is a world-class research university with 66,460 scientific papers published and 1,680,509 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Genetics, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Ulm majors

by publication & citation count

42,871 / 1,369,074
37,023 / 1,118,518
35,980 / 1,103,218
28,389 / 672,672
26,989 / 647,715
25,274 / 840,507
23,417 / 856,690
Computer Science
22,078 / 562,921
Quantum and Particle physics
19,670 / 444,824
Organic Chemistry
18,097 / 476,382
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
17,770 / 382,407
Materials Science
16,730 / 393,724
15,663 / 602,321
15,570 / 478,691
Environmental Science
15,537 / 445,576
10,687 / 342,788
9,891 / 408,972
9,580 / 144,243
9,558 / 305,917
9,467 / 264,397
Optical Engineering
8,678 / 214,565
8,478 / 253,198
8,208 / 244,120
8,008 / 279,565
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
6,791 / 196,721
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,556 / 115,424
Political Science
6,293 / 100,750
Oncology and Cancer research
6,083 / 265,043
6,047 / 189,582
Geography and Cartography
5,907 / 143,708
Metallurgical Engineering
5,715 / 163,726
Electrical Engineering
5,442 / 108,939
5,224 / 167,387
Anatomy and Physiology
5,220 / 164,612
5,082 / 163,273
5,025 / 97,000
4,936 / 166,573
4,838 / 84,414
4,673 / 91,064
4,586 / 56,320

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 804 5471
1992 729 7341
1993 959 6705
1994 882 7199
1995 977 8142
1996 1190 9446
1997 1277 10791
1998 1186 12542
1999 1154 14671
2000 1170 16156
2001 1217 17711
2002 1448 20647
2003 1420 23239
2004 1340 26061
2005 1396 30272
2006 2222 33321
2007 2161 37806
2008 1633 40707
2009 1725 44962
2010 2050 50123
2011 2196 55475
2012 2304 63226
2013 2159 67575
2014 2947 72187
2015 2208 76653
2016 2347 79510
2017 2293 82769
2018 2345 89925
2019 2320 97408
2020 2504 114311
2021 2710 131825
2022 2409 132320
2023 2858 129614
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Local studetns None (except for Master's degree programmes in Oncology, Engineering Management and Surveying and Mapping); Administrative fee, 156 per semester. (EUR)

The University of Ulm has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Ulm.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business No No No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics No No No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Computing, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Psychology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Software Engineering
Master Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Multimedia, Nanotechnology, Oncology, Optical Technology, Physics, Psychology, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering
PhD Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Pharmacy
Habilitation Natural Sciences

Notable alumni

  1. Chulabhorn, Princess Srisavangavadhana

    Chulabhorn, Princess Srisavangavadhana
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1957-.. (age 67)
    university teacherinstrumentalistcomposerveterinarianmilitary officer

    Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the Princess Srisavangavadhana is a princess of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, and the younger sister of King Vajiralongkorn. She is officially styled Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, which corresponds to her full Thai title Somdet Phrachao Nong Nang Thoe Chaofa Chulabhorn Walailak Agrarajakumari (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าน้องนางเธอ เจ้าฟ้าจุฬาภรณวลัยลักษณ์ อัครราชกุมารี). In 2019, she was bestowed the second-highest of royal ranks by appointment – "Krom Phra" by King Vajiralongkorn. She also received a first-class King Rama X Royal Cypher Medal.

  2. Reiner Knizia

    Reiner Knizia
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Ulm
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics
    board game designeruniversity teachergame designer

    Reiner Knizia is a prolific German-style board game designer.

  3. Stefan Rahmstorf

    Stefan Rahmstorf
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Ulm
    Studied physics
    climatologistphysicistclimate activistuniversity teacher

    Stefan Rahmstorf is a German oceanographer and climatologist. Since 2000, he has been a Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University. He studied physical oceanography at Bangor University and received his Ph.D. in oceanography from Victoria University of Wellington (1990). His work focuses on the role of ocean currents in climate change. He was one of the lead authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

  4. Beate Schücking

    Beate Schücking
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1956-.. (age 68)
    university teacherphysicianobstetrician

    Beate A. Schücking is a German professor of Health Science and Psychosocial Medicine. She is the author of numerous articles and papers on aspects of scientific research and professional education. From 2011 to 2022, Schücking was the 968th President of Leipzig University as the first woman to become President since its founding in 1409.

  5. Dominik Gross

    Dominik Gross
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1964-.. (age 60)
    historianmedical historianuniversity teacherphysician

    Dominik Gross is a German bioethicist and historian of medicine. He is Professor and Director of the Institute of History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

  6. Stefan R. Bornstein

    Stefan R. Bornstein
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1961-.. (age 63)
    physicianuniversity teacher

    Stefan R. Bornstein is the director of the Centre for Internal Medicine and the Medical Clinic and Policlinic III at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of the Technical University of Dresden as well as the medical faculty's vice dean of international affairs and development and a member of the supervisory board of the University Hospital of Dresden. Furthermore, he is chair and honorary consultant for diabetes and endocrinology at King's College London. Previously, Bornstein worked as assistant director and professor of endocrinology at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf, as unit chief at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and held the Heisenberg-scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

  7. Laura Martignon

    Laura Martignon
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1952-.. (age 72)

    Laura Martignon is a Colombian and Italian professor and scientist. From 2003 until 2020 she served as a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematical Education at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. Until 2017 she was an Adjunct Scientist of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, where she previously worked as Senior Researcher. She also worked for ten years as a Mathematics Professor at the University of Brasilia and spent a period of one and a half years, as visiting scholar, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  8. Jens Marklof

    Jens Marklof
    1971-.. (age 53)

    Jens Marklof FRS is a German mathematician working in the areas of quantum chaos, dynamical systems, equidistribution, modular forms and number theory. He will be president of the London Mathematical Society in the period 2023-2024.

  9. Nicole Grobert

    Nicole Grobert
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    20th Century

    Nicole Grobert FRSC FYAE is a German-British materials chemist. She is a professor of nanomaterials at the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a Royal Society industry fellow at Williams Advanced Engineering. Grobert is the chair of the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

University of Ulm faculties and divisions

Faculty : Engineering and Computer Science Biomedical Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Microelectronics, Psychology, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Mathematics and Economics Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics, Operations Research
Faculty : Medicine Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Natural Sciences Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Materials Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics

General information

Alternative names Universität Ulm
Founded 1967
Motto Sciendo - Docendo - Curando
to do research, teach and care for patients

Location and contacts

Address Albert-Einstein-Allee
Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, 89069
City population 127,000

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