In 2021, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking ranked RWTH Aachen University among the top 30 of the world’s best universities for engineering sciences and technology, while the QS World University Ranking ranked RWTH Aachen University in Germany 2nd for “Engineering & Technology” and 6th in the category “Business & Management Studies”. RWTH Aachen ranks 7th across all subjects, with a very high score in terms of employer reputation.
According to the QS World University Ranking, RWTH Aachen ranks among the top 13% of universities worldwide. In the category “Statistics & Operational Research”, the Faculty of Economic Sciences was placed in the 51-100 ranking group. Concerning the number of students from abroad, RWTH is distinctly above both national and international averages – 23.9 percent of the University’s student body are international students. By comparison, the international average is 10.8 percent.
In the Academic Ranking Of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking 2020, RWTH Aachen also ranked among the top 10 for Germany, especially in the engineering and social sciences, for example 8th for management and 4th in business administration. In the WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most research-intensive universities in German-speaking countries in business administration, the faculty ranked 13th out of around 200 universities. In Germany, this is the 9th place. In 2020 the RWTH also achieves the 1st place for industrial engineering in this ranking.