In total, 17 German universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022, designed by the 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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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 develop 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.
The Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) is a research university located in the capital city of Germany and has roots dating back to 1879.
The university focuses on teaching and research in technology and engineering.
The main campus is located in the centre of Berlin and is home to two innovation centres designated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
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|Germany Employability Rank||Employability Rank 2022||Employability Rank 2021||University||Country/region|
|1||12||13||Technical University of Munich||Munich|
|2||48||42||Humboldt University of Berlin||Berlin|
|3||53||62||Technical University of Berlin||Berlin|
|6||82||71||Frankfurt School of Finance & Management||Frankfurt|
|7||98||94||Free University of Berlin||Berlin|
|8||107||96||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology||Karlsruhe|
|9||114||112||University of Hamburg||Hamburg|
|10||120||139||RWTH Aachen University||Aachen|
|11||127||-||Chemnitz University of Technology||Chemnitz|
|12||140||135||Goethe University Frankfurt||Frankfurt|
|13||141||131||University of Mannheim||Mannheim|
|14||149||176||University of Cologne||Cologne|
|15||201||-||Leibniz University Hannover||Hannover|
|16||232||-||Technical University of Darmstadt||Darmstadt|
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022