Leuphana University regularly achieves top positions in the relevant international rankings. In the subject ranking of Times Higher Education as well as in the Shanghai ranking, Leuphana is (among) the leaders in its focus areas in Lower Saxony. These positions impressively illustrate the positive developments in the field of research and confirm the university in the path it has taken since 2007.

Rankings make the quality, performance and institutional efficiency of universities measurable and comparable. They thus provide orientation in an increasingly complex international higher education and science system and establish transparency and accountability vis-à-vis the public.

Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2023:

  • Overall ranking: 5th in Germany and 73rd worldwide.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023:

  • Overall ranking: rank 351-400 worldwide,
  • Psychology: rank 10-13 in Germany and rank 101-125 worldwide,
  • Business and Economics: rank 9 in Germany and rank 176-200 worldwide,
  • Social Sciences: rank 9-13 in Germany and rank 176-200 worldwide,
  • Education: ranked 15-17 in Germany and 251-300 worldwide,
  • Physical Sciences: rank 22-26 in Germany and rank 251-300 worldwide.

Shanghai-Ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities) 2022:

  • Political Sciences: rank 13 in Germany and rank 201-300 worldwide,
  • Education: rank 10 in Germany and rank 201-300 worldwide,
  • Ecology: rank 17 in Germany and rank 201-300 worldwide,
  • Environmental Science and Engineering: rank 12 in Germany and rank 301-400 worldwide,
  • Business Administration: rank 11 in Germany and rank 301-400 worldwide,
  • Management: rank 18 in Germany and 401-500 worldwide,
  • Psychology: rank 37 in Germany and rank 401-500 worldwide.

Further results and achievements:

  • Among the top 10% worldwide and in Germany in the ranking of the most research-intensive business schools by the Journal of World Business (2017).
  • Among the top 20 most research-intensive universities in business administration in German-speaking countries in the Wirtschaftswoche 2022 ranking (ranked 19th out of 200 universities surveyed).
  • Ranked 11th among Germany's public universities or second among universities without medicine in the 2022 ranking of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (according to scholarship ratio).
  • Ranked 3rd among the most start-up-friendly medium-sized universities in Germany in the Gründungsradar 2022 of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (after ranking 1st overall in 2017, 2015, 2013).
  • Ranked 18th among the world's most sustainable universities in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
  • Ranked 4th among the most popular medium-sized universities in Germany 2023 in the Studycheck University Ranking.
  • According to the Stanford Ioannidis ranking, 16 Leuphana professors are among the top 2 percent of the world's most cited authors in their field in the citation year 2021.