In total, 18 German universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2021, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals the universities that recruiters at top companies believe are the best at preparing students for the workplace.
The Technical University of Munich is Germany’s best university for employability. One of the other universities in the top five is located in Munich, two of the other top five universities are located in Berlin, and the last is located in Heidelberg.
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Top three universities in Germany for graduate employability
Germany’s top university for employability refers to itself as “the entrepreneurial university” because of its emphasis on close relationships with industry.
Many academics also have positions in companies such as BMW and Siemens, and students undertake research projects with employers in the area.
The Technical University of Munich offers 172 degree programmes across 14 departments. Each year, scientists from the university create more than 100 inventions with industrial and commercial applications.
Humboldt University has been associated with 55 Nobel prizewinners, including political activist and writer Angela Davis, physicist Albert Einstein and philosopher Karl Marx.
There is a strong alumni network at the university, as well as a number of initiatives and clubs to keep alumni connected.
Heidelberg University is not only Germany’s oldest university but also one of the oldest universities in the world.
The University of Heidelberg is associated with 29 Nobel prizewinners. Many influential politicians, philosophers and scientists are alumni or affiliates of the university, including Max Weber – the founder of modern sociology – and philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Top universities in Germany for graduate employability 2021
|Germany Employability Rank 2021||Employability Rank 2021||Employability Rank 2020||University||City|
|1||13||12||Technical University of Munich||Munich|
|2||42||39||Humboldt University of Berlin||Berlin|
|5||62||69||Technical University of Berlin||Berlin|
|6||71||78||Frankfurt School of Finance & Management||Frankfurt|
|7||94||93||Free University of Berlin||Berlin|
|8||96||100||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology||Karslruhe|
|9||112||119||University of Hamburg||Hamburg|
|10||131||111||University of Mannheim||Mannheim|
|11||135||120||Goethe University Frankfurt||Frankfurt|
|12||139||118||RWTH Aachen University||Aachen|
|13||176||181||University of Cologne||Cologne|
|14||180||174||University of Freiburg||Freiburg|
|15||230||(-)||Technical University of Darmstadt||Darmstadt|
|17||246||234||University of Bonn||Bonn|
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2021