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Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU/ "Shanghai-Ranking") was established in 2003 and is a worldwide university ranking. More than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published. ARWU uses six indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

In the current Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 in the category (subject) " Economics", the university of Cologne ranks on the 101th-150th place, which is the 4th place in Germany together with Humboldt University Berlin, University Frankfurt, University of Göttingen and Kiel University.

In the subject ranking " Management", the University of Cologne is ranked No. 2 nationally, together with the University of Mannheim and the Technical University Munich.

In the subject ranking " Finance", the University of Cologne is ranked No. 4 nationally together with the Humboldt University Berlin and the Technical University Munich.

In the subject ranking " Business Administration", the University of Cologne ranked No. 4 nationally, together with the University of Bochum, TU Munich and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. (Effective 24 August 2017).

More can be found on the website:  Academic Ranking of World Universities