Graduate employability: top universities in Germany ranked by employers 2021

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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

1. Technical University of Munich

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.

2. Humboldt University of Berlin

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.

3. Heidelberg University 

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.


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Top universities in Germany for graduate employability 2021

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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
3 46 44 Heidelberg University Heidelberg
4 50 43 LMU Munich Munich
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
16 233 216 TU Dresden Dresden
17 246 234 University of Bonn Bonn
18 247 (-) Leipzig University Leipzig

See the full results of the Global University Employability Ranking 2021

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