In its ranking published on May 15, 2023, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) lists the University of Stuttgart in 498th place out of a total of 20,531 universities worldwide. This place it firmly in the top 2.5 percent internationally. It particularly stands out in terms of the academic success of its alumni. In this category, the University of Stuttgart is ranked 127th and is thus among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide.
The university ranking, first published in 2012 by the Center for World University Rankings CWUR, evaluates universities on the basis of seven indicators: Education, employability, faculty, research, high quality publications, influence and citations. The indicators for this ranking are not based on surveys or the universities' own statements, but on objective indicators such as research performance (40%), the quality of teaching (25%) and faculties (10%), and on how many alumni are employed in top positions (25%).
Wirtschaftswoche Ranking: Top grades for mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and information systems
In the current Wirtschaftswoche university ranking, three study programs at the University of Stuttgart have made it into the TOP 10. The mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and information systems study programs are among the best. The University of Stuttgart is particularly successful and popular with employers in the field of mechanical engineering. In this field, the University of Stuttgart is among the TOP 5 in Germany.
Every year, the consulting firm Universum asks HR managers which public and private universities and universities of applied sciences best prepare students for professional life. The current survey covers eight other fields of study in addition to mechanical engineering.