Bielefeld University popular with researchers from abroad
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation publishes its rankings
Bielefeld University has gained one of the top places in the 2012 Humboldt Rankings. It has taken third place in the popularity scale for researchers from abroad in the natural sciences. The University is also a good address for engineers. Bielefeld University came 13th. In the overall ranking of German higher education institutes, Bielefeld came eleventh out of a total of 79 universities. The ranking is based on the number of guest researchers for every 100 professorships.
The rankings are published by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation that awards fellowships and awards to foreign academics. These ‘Humboldtians’ decide for themselves which German higher education institute they wish to attend. The rankings were based on the research stays of fellowship and award holders between 2007 and 2011. During this period, 6,082 Humboldtians came to Germany to do research. Three-quarters of these spent their time at universities and one-quarter went to non-university institutions.
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