The 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking which reviewed more than 1500 universities worldwide views Tübingen University among the top 100 places to study and do research at (#78), second among German universities only to Munich and Heidelberg, and just little behind Ivy-League universities such as Brown. This confirms Tübingen’s place among Europe’s and, in fact, the world’s finest locations for academic life, ahead of, for instance, Georgetown, Geneva, Maastricht, the famous Sorbonne, or all Scandinavian universities.
In the field of Political Science / International Relations more specifically, and despite its relatively small department, Tübingen also figured among the top-125 . It ranks on a par with renowned American universities such as Notre Dame, Dartmouth College or George Washington University, and ahead of several reputable political science departments in Europe such as St. Andrews (ranked #2 in the UK, ahead of Oxford, in 2020 by the Guardian’s UK University League Tables), or Gothenburg, where the famous V-Dem project is run by our colleagues. Likewise, many of our international partners figure among the world’s very best (such as Michigan-Ann Arbor; Durham UK; Sciences Po Paris; or St. Andrews).
Even in the face of the current constraints of the CoViD-19 pandemic, we continue to be committed to providing our students with education and training second to none. We do not just follow, but contribute to actively setting international research agendas in our strife to advance the frontiers of knowledge along the mission goals of Tübingen University: Research, relevance, and responsibility.