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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 in Economics/ Business, the university of Cologne ranks on the 151th-200th place, which is the second place in Germany together with the Goethe University, University of Mannheim, LMU, FU Berlin and the University of Heidelberg.

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