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Germany University/Institution Rankings 2023

     In the presence of many different university ranking systems, as the "AD Scientific Index", we have developed a ranking system with a different methodology based on the principle of including only meritorious scientists. Based on Google Scholar’s total h-index scores, we have listed all academicians, who are ranked in the world in the top 2% and top Top 10% in university rankings. Furthermore, we have listed the breakdown of this ranking by main subjects. As the order of ranking principles, we used the overall top 2% scientists list primarily. Secondly, we used the ranking in the top 10%, top 20%, top 40%, top 60% and top 80% scientists list. Thirdly, the total number of scientists in the AD Scientific Index was ranked by the university. In the case of equalities within a university ranking, we used the highest rank of the scientist in the respective university as it is listed in the world ranking.

       You may sort the ranking from the highest score to the lowest or vice versa in any of these fields. You can observe the fields, which move the respective university to the forefront. Furthermore, the name of the academician with the highest total h-index in the respective university is displayed with the world ranking. Top University Ranking by “AD Scientific Index” will not only list the areas, where a university is the best or has room for improvement, but also reflect the outcomes of scientist policies of the institutions. This report reveals the competency of institutions to attract prized scientists and the ability of institutions to encourage advances and retain scientists. Click for individual or institutional registration.

AD Scientific Index - World University/Institution Rankings 2023 Total Number of Scientists in University/Institution
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Total Universities in Country unfold_more Total Scientists in Index unfold_more In top %2 In top %10 In top %20 In top %30 In top %40 In top %50 In top %60 In top %70 In top %80 In top %90 Total Scientists in Index
1 44 127
 
Technische Universität München
Germany 1868 Public 1107
 
Markus Schwaiger
519 1413 49 240 408 560 744 897 1031 1138 1337 1402 1413
2 47 132
 
Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
Germany 1386 Public 151
 
Karlheinz Meier

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519 706 47 173 255 339 411 476 529 598 677 704 706
3 49 135
 
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany 1710 Public 2186
 
Christian Drosten
519 553 46 133 205 253 320 361 406 469 523 548 553
4 52 145
 
Universität Tubingen
Germany 1477 Public 1019
 
Niels Birbaumer
519 634 41 157 274 372 449 516 568 608 631 634 634
5 57 166
 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Universität Karlsruhe)
Germany 2009 Institution 661
 
Ralf Ulrich

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519 1152 36 160 293 411 536 638 768 897 1086 1150 1152
6 68 202
 
Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Germany 1870 Public 259
 
Stefan Schael

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519 866 31 121 209 280 374 459 557 671 828 862 866
7 70 208
 
Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn
Germany 1818 Public 437
 
Jens Janssen

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519 709 30 142 226 300 362 415 469 561 672 703 709
8 71 210
 
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
Germany 1472 Public 760
 
Sascha Mehlhase

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519 550 30 107 178 230 269 323 367 430 520 548 550
9 79 234
 
Goethe University Frankfurt
Germany 1914 Public 1572
 
Thorsten Kollegger

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519 571 27 104 182 251 305 363 407 471 539 569 571
10 83 240
 
Universität Hamburg
Germany 1919 Public 1906
 
Klaus Pantel
519 806 26 125 236 325 415 488 570 673 766 800 806
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11 89 249
 
Universität Würzburg
Germany 1402 Public 1877
 
Christoph Wanner

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519 457 25 97 156 191 232 272 317 354 427 456 457
12 91 255
 
Universität Freiburg
Germany 1457 Public 86
 
Gregor Herten

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519 497 24 104 173 231 287 350 402 459 490 493 497
13 98 271
 
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany 1946 Public 1522
 
Klaus Robert Müller
519 762 22 96 174 236 300 366 443 531 690 759 762
14 107 296
 
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum 
Germany 1964 Institution 1310
 
Peter Lichter
519 196 20 51 69 84 106 123 135 157 179 195 196
15 109 301
 
Technische Universität Dresden
Germany 1828 Public 366
 
Hans Ulrich Wittchen

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519 832 19 100 197 280 362 432 522 627 789 831 832
16 110 302
 
Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg FAU
Germany 1743 Public 1373
 
Stefan Funk

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519 767 19 97 181 263 323 388 471 578 717 765 767
17 118 316
 
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Germany 1967 Institution 7662
 
Bo Persson
519 665 18 124 225 299 371 443 512 584 643 665 665
18 126 333
 
Justus Liebig Universität Giessen
Germany 1607 Public 4531
 
Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani
519 296 17 58 102 146 180 202 218 245 289 296 296
19 127 334
 
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Germany 1959 Institution 4797
 
Dieter Horns

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519 252 17 47 75 103 124 153 180 219 245 252 252
20 131 348
 
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Germany 1809 Public 90
 
Sergio Grancagnolo
519 535 16 74 138 206 259 316 354 413 486 532 535
21 136 362
 
Freie Universität Berlin
Germany 1948 Public 2602
 
Ralf Schwarzer
519 469 15 78 133 180 240 298 355 430 464 469 469
22 137 363
 
Helmholtz Institut Mainz
Germany 2009 Institution 3176
 
Alfred Kröner
519 318 15 73 131 161 196 228 261 301 318 318 318
23 138 364
 
Universität Stuttgart
Germany 1829 Public 5643
 
Jörg Wrachtrup
519 592 15 66 126 189 245 297 353 430 554 591 592
24 143 374
 
Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
Germany 1665 Public 2031
 
Günther Deuschl
519 377 14 77 128 178 228 267 296 322 359 376 377
25 144 376
 
Philipps Universität Marburg
Germany 1527 Public 1601
 
W Oertel
519 279 14 64 92 124 150 182 207 228 260 279 279
26 145 379
 
Albert Einstein Institute
Germany 1983 Institution 2676
 
Harald Lueck

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519 46 14 26 30 34 36 37 40 44 46 46 46
27 163 419
 
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Germany 1877 Public 9717
 
Achim Richter
519 492 12 78 150 199 256 302 363 436 482 491 492
28 164 420
 
Universität Ulm
Germany 1967 Public 3879
 
Juergen Behm
519 395 12 68 122 154 194 229 273 319 374 393 395
29 169 439
 
Universität zu Köln
Germany 1388 Public 750
 
Antonella Succurro

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519 545 11 84 153 219 279 327 380 432 513 544 545
30 172 446
 
Universität Leipzig
Germany 1409 Public 1899
 
Michael Stumvoll

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519 330 11 69 130 184 235 277 309 324 329 329 330
31 173 451
 
Universität Potsdam
Germany 1991 Public 956
 
Xuhui Chen

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519 397 11 57 99 133 160 196 234 300 373 395 397
32 176 458
 
Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Gesundheit und Umwelt …
Germany 1960 Private 2378
 
Annette Peters

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519 287 11 38 65 105 136 163 196 228 266 285 287
33 178 460
 
Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
Germany 1558 Public 2834
 
Konrad Reinhart
519 274 11 33 48 66 87 97 123 169 244 270 274
34 180 462
 
Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Germany 1477 Public 1515
 
Thomas Muenzel

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519 209 11 26 44 65 85 92 109 132 183 208 209
35 184 469
 
Universität Münster
Germany 1780 Public 2494
 
Frank Glorius
519 492 10 88 148 208 237 289 332 389 463 492 492
36 195 482
 
Universität Hannover
Germany 1831 Public 5051
 
Detlef Bahnemann
519 322 10 61 126 175 213 258 296 313 321 321 322
37 197 489
 
Universität Konstanz
Germany 1966 Public 2714
 
Thomas Elbert
519 366 10 47 88 119 160 201 241 277 345 363 366
38 201 496
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Germany 1969 Institution 1211
 
Joachim Maier
519 118 10 26 36 47 56 66 79 94 111 118 118
39 212 520
 
Universität Bayreuth
Germany 1975 Public 5191
 
Michael Vieth
519 311 9 48 90 128 145 173 203 242 293 311 311
40 213 521
 
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung
Germany 1991 Institution 10374
 
Ingolf Kühn
519 239 9 48 88 111 127 155 175 204 227 239 239
41 215 526
 
Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald
Germany 1456 Public 1724
 
Henry Völzke

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519 200 9 44 71 95 117 131 147 172 190 198 200
42 222 538
 
European Southern Observatory
Germany 1962 Public 1327
 
Rob Ivison

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519 75 9 31 38 48 56 62 65 66 73 75 75
43 227 545
 
Ruhr Universität Bochum
Germany 1962 Public 4885
 
Michael Nauck
519 95 9 20 33 45 50 64 80 91 95 95 95
44 232 558
 
Universität Duisburg Essen
Germany 2003 Public 4612
 
Johannes Hebebrand

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519 300 8 65 127 184 221 258 284 293 297 298 300
45 235 562
 
Universität Bielefeld
Germany 1969 Public 4120
 
Alfred Pühler
519 346 8 55 90 123 157 188 210 258 324 342 346
46 240 570
 
Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Germany 1965 Public 3771
 
Wolf B. Frommer
519 222 8 36 68 90 113 139 167 205 220 221 222
47 242 579
 
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
Germany 1991 Institution 2068
 
Jürgen Kurths
519 92 8 26 34 45 54 59 76 86 92 92 92
48 249 600
 
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik
Germany 1992 Institution 2529
 
Ulrich S. Schubert
519 317 7 70 120 163 201 248 280 306 314 317 317
49 250 603
 
Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Germany 1980 Institution 4706
 
Hans Poertner

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519 296 7 66 120 154 182 207 233 259 283 296 296
50 256 617
 
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Germany 1734 Public 3103
 
Walter Paulus
519 419 7 50 100 143 182 234 258 303 385 417 419
51 266 641
 
Universität zu Lubeck
Germany 1964 Public 5689
 
Christine Klein
519 164 7 31 48 64 80 98 110 127 152 163 164
52 270 648
 
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin
Germany 1992 Institution 3729
 
Helmut Kettenmann
519 152 7 23 35 49 61 74 92 111 134 148 152
53 271 651
 
EMBL, Heidelberg
Germany 1974 Institution 10536
 
Karsenti Eric
519 189 7 20 30 42 59 91 116 142 172 187 189
54 272 652
 
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
Germany 1963 Institution 2817
 
Mara Salvato
519 44 7 19 23 28 30 36 37 39 42 44 44
55 278 661
 
Universität Bremen
Germany 1971 Public 5853
 
John VP Burrows
519 464 6 71 122 176 220 259 294 351 434 462 464
56 288 679
 
German Aerospace Center
Germany 1959 Private 15078
 
Jens Jordan
519 454 6 49 94 146 224 290 349 430 444 453 454
57 291 691
 
Universität des Saarlandes
Germany 1948 Public 16329
 
Christoph Wittmann
519 297 6 42 70 94 117 147 175 219 277 292 297
58 305 733
 
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung
Germany 1992 Institution 8533
 
Bernd Büchner
519 118 6 17 34 43 60 69 83 97 115 118 118
59 306 734
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie
Germany 1949 Private 1463
 
Meinrat Andreae
519 61 6 17 27 34 37 48 56 60 61 61 61
60 307 736
 
Universität Regensburg
Germany 1962 Public 11825
 
Burkhard Koenig
519 72 6 17 25 33 45 52 62 65 70 72 72
61 308 740
 
Max Planck Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie
Germany 1954 Institution 3671
 
Michael J. Black
519 131 6 15 24 38 56 74 93 107 128 130 131
62 309 742
 
Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen 
Germany 2009 Institution 3974
 
Eva Maria Mandelkow

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519 112 6 15 22 33 41 60 71 86 105 112 112
63 311 749
 
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Germany 1911 Private 1538
 
Matthias Scheffler
519 117 6 10 19 28 41 58 71 93 112 117 117
64 312 751
 
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Germany 1991 Institution 1181
 
Volker Springel
519 38 6 7 8 11 16 18 23 29 32 37 38
65 324 772
 
Otto Von Guericke Universität Magdeburg
Germany 1993 Public 9439
 
Bernhard Bogerts
519 195 5 48 76 113 139 166 183 190 195 195 195
66 331 795
 
Universität Hohenheim
Germany 1818 Public 6873
 
Reinhold Carle
519 188 5 30 58 78 89 104 123 143 172 184 188
67 343 823
 
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Germany 1973 Institution 1804
 
Ulrich Hartl
519 75 5 16 22 32 39 49 60 66 73 75 75
68 345 826
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung
Germany 1983 Institution 4432
 
Katharina Landfester
519 116 5 15 30 41 47 64 75 88 106 116 116
69 346 828
 
Research Center Borstel
Germany 1947 Institution 9381
 
Stefan Niemann
519 40 5 15 24 26 31 33 35 39 39 40 40
70 347 829
 
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Germany 1998 Institution 1101
 
Kai Simons
519 83 5 15 20 24 32 43 52 70 80 83 83

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71 352 837
 
Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie
Germany 1997 Institution 3546
 
Markus Reichstein
519 43 5 12 19 23 26 32 37 40 43 43 43
72 353 840
 
Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
Germany 1963 Institution 3196
 
Gerd Gigerenzer
519 47 5 10 16 25 30 36 43 46 47 47 47
73 355 843
 
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Germany 1993 Institution 1902
 
Bernt Schiele
519 62 5 8 12 16 26 39 48 55 60 62 62
74 356 844
 
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Germany 1931 Institution 3164
 
Didier Stainier
519 30 5 8 9 12 12 14 16 24 29 30 30
75 371 876
 
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Germany 1970 Public 7707
 
Friedrich K
519 269 4 40 80 110 135 151 173 208 251 269 269
76 372 877
 
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam 
Germany 1992 Institution 20896
 
Bruno Merz
519 221 4 40 67 87 117 132 157 184 210 220 221
77 395 933
 
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Germany 1997 Institution 958
 
Svante Paabo

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519 81 4 16 25 36 47 54 66 76 81 81 81
78 398 943
 
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Germany 1946 Public 4075
 
Michael Frese
519 117 4 14 26 41 52 63 74 86 106 117 117
79 399 944
 
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Germany 1969 Institution 1410
 
Yuri B. Ivanov

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519 56 4 14 25 33 40 47 52 54 55 56 56
80 401 948
 
Max Planck Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften
Germany 2004 Institution 3571
 
Arno Villringer
519 56 4 13 17 24 29 35 40 48 56 56 56
81 402 952
 
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Germany 1975 Institution 8853
 
Victor Brovkin
519 42 4 12 17 18 19 21 25 28 39 42 42
82 405 957
 
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden eV
Germany 1992 Institution 11084
 
Petra Pötschke
519 60 4 10 22 30 36 48 53 60 60 60 60
83 406 959
 
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Germany 1996 Institution 2720
 
Ian T Baldwin
519 39 4 10 16 18 19 26 30 34 39 39 39
84 407 960
 
Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Germany 1952 Hospital 15367
 
Manfred Beutel
519 43 4 10 14 21 27 29 36 39 43 43 43
85 410 965
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung
Germany 1928 Institution 5330
 
M Koornneef
519 54 4 9 12 15 22 32 41 46 54 54 54
86 411 968
 
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Germany 1981 Institution 1220
 
İgnacio Cirac
519 85 4 8 13 20 25 36 46 66 82 85 85
87 414 971
 
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Germany 1990 Institution 1472
 
Helmuth Moehwald
519 64 4 7 18 26 32 40 49 60 64 64 64
88 421 1001
 
Universität Rostock
Germany 1419 Public 13733
 
Christoph Schick
519 246 3 39 82 120 149 167 187 205 231 245 246
89 427 1011
 
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf 
Germany 1992 Institution 3679
 
Peter Steinbach

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519 202 3 32 51 76 97 119 141 169 198 202 202
90 429 1014
 
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
Germany 1959 Institution 16429
 
Antonio Abate
519 190 3 31 58 77 101 119 134 164 185 189 190

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91 432 1021
 
Universität Mannheim
Germany 1907 Public 4717
 
Christian Homburg
519 208 3 29 54 74 96 115 136 159 186 205 208
92 438 1032
 
Technische Universität Dortmund
Germany 1968 Public 2049
 
Wolfgang Rhode

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519 299 3 25 54 88 114 146 173 211 284 299 299
93 441 1037
 
Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
Germany 1907 Institution 11313
 
Klement Tockner
519 142 3 23 47 69 83 92 108 122 139 142 142
94 447 1053
 
Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (IGB)
Germany 1992 Institution 12360
 
Jens Krause
519 79 3 19 33 41 52 57 68 77 79 79 79
95 466 1113
 
Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (MBI)
Germany 1992 Institution 13568
 
Thomas Elsaesser
519 50 3 10 20 30 37 42 45 48 50 50 50
96 470 1117
 
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Germany 1992 Institution 1203
 
Rudolf Amann
519 38 3 10 11 16 21 23 26 30 32 37 38
97 477 1130
 
Max-Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik
Germany 1958 Institution 2045
 
Felix Aharonian

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519 38 3 8 16 20 22 25 29 35 38 38 38
98 484 1144
 
Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik
Germany 1953 Private 5700
 
Stefan Mundlos
519 45 3 6 11 13 19 24 33 41 45 45 45
99 488 1149
 
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Germany 1891 Institution 7863
 
Diethard Tautz
519 37 3 5 8 12 16 20 24 34 36 37 37
100 491 1155
 
Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie
Germany 1991 Institution 5133
 
Rudolf Kurt Thauer
519 43 3 4 6 7 11 16 21 27 32 41 43