Ranking results on internationality: University of Vienna ranks 2nd in the German-speaking area

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C: Alex Schuppich
C: Alex Schuppich
In the THE Student ranking, the University of Vienna ranked 11th among 203 universities worldwide and 2nd among universities in the German-speaking area.

Internationality: 2nd place in the German-speaking area for the University of Vienna (THE Student ranking, January 2024)
  • Place 11 among 203 universities worldwide
  • Place 2 among universities in the German-speaking area (only behind ETH Zurich)


This analysis on the internationality of universities was based on the relevant indicators of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2024. The analysis examined the share of international students and teachers as well as the share of publications with international co-authors.

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University of Vienna achieves excellent results in all major rankings In 2023, the University of Vienna was able to significantly improve in all three higher education rankings (THE, QS, Shanghai) assessing entire universities, which are, due to their international visibility, the most important ones.

Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects: University of Vienna in 3rd place worldwide in Communication Science (October 2023)
  • Communication Science: 3rd place (among 300 universities ranked) and improvement from 7th place in 2022
  • Physics: significant improvement from 301st-400th place in 2022 to 48th place in 2023 (among 500 universities ranked)
  • Mathematics: 34th place as well as Political Science: 50th place (among 500 universities in each category)


Further information about the Shanghai ranking

Position 119: University of Vienna continues to advance in the THE ranking (September 2023)
  • 119th place among 1,900 universities worldwide
  • Moves up from 124th place in the previous year
  • Positive trend: improvement in the ranking two times in a row


Further information about the THE ranking

University of Vienna moves up 21 places in the QS ranking (June 2023)
  • In 130th place, the University moved up 21 places in comparison to the previous year (despite participation of 83 additional universities in the ranking)





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