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Leuphana among the leading research universities in business administration

2022-12-12 Lüneburg/Düsseldorf. In its latest issue, the magazine WirtschaftsWoche published an overview of the leading research universities in business administration in the German-speaking world. In this ranking, Leuphana University Lüneburg was able to improve further and now ranks 19th, making it one of the top 20 German-language institutions with the strongest research and the only university in Lower Saxony to be placed.

The KOF Research Institute of the ETH Zurich conducted the major business studies for WirtschaftsWoche. For this purpose, the experts examined the (business) academic output of all universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The publications of the past ten years in more than 800 journals were analysed. The higher their reputation, the higher the score for a publication there.

With 19 professorships, business administration at Leuphana is one of the smaller units in the German-speaking world. Nevertheless, almost 650 publications from Lüneburg could be used for the evaluation in the period studied. "Further proof of the excellent work in our faculty of Management and Technology and our strength in the field of sustainability management," comments University President Sascha Spoun on the pleasing result.

The main topics of the Faculty of Management and Technology are digital and sustainable production, entrepreneurship, organisational development and the consequences of the digital transformation, especially the role of data science. Here, the concept of classic business schools is taken further: the profile of the faculty is characterised by the combination of economic and technological perspectives with the aspect of social responsibility of entrepreneurship.

The University of St. Gallen tops WirtschaftsWoche's ranking. The German university with the strongest research in business administration is the Technical University of Munich.

The university ranking of current research performance records the publications of business economists working at chairs, Fraunhofer and Max Planck Institutes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (including post-docs and junior professors). The data source is the bibliometric web portal Research Monitoring, which is operated by the KOF Economic Research Institute of the ETH Zurich. The ranking covers publications in business administration in the ten-year period 2013 up to and including 2022 (cut-off date 1 August 2022).