In 2022, 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”, 3rd for „Computer Science and Information Systems“ and 6th in the category “Business & Management Studies”. Across all subjects, RWTH Aachen University ranks 2nd in “Graduate Employability” for Germany, 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 2021, RWTH Aachen also ranked among the top 10 for Germany, especially in the engineering and social sciences, for example 5th for management and 8th 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. 2022 RWTH also achieves 1st place for electric and industrial engineering in the Wirtschaftswoche university ranking. 28.5 percent of the HR managers surveyed for the ranking said they would prefer to recruit their graduates at RTWH Aachen University.