About University of Kiel:

Kiel University is a university in the city of Kiel, Germany. It was founded in 1665 as the Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and has approximately 26,000 students today. Kiel University is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Until 1864/66 it was not only the northernmost university in Germany but at the same time the 2nd largest university of Denmark. Faculty, alumni, and researchers of the Kiel University have won 12 Nobel Prizes. Kiel University is a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative since 2006. The Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean, which was established in cooperation with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in 2006, is internationally recognized. The second Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" deals with chronic inflammatory diseases. The world-renowned Kiel Institute for the World Economy is also affiliated with Kiel University.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 226 268 240 221 252 244 253 244 235 233 222 240 237 249 254

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 231 230 160 184 82 185 209 234 229 255 301-350 292 286 301-350
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 401-450 -
Life Sciences 223 184 218 197 202 212 201 198 201 183 194 188 200 231
Medicine 205 212 194 194 190 183 175 159 152 146 140 146 158 174
Natural Sciences 279 288 255 244 258 292 - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 451-500

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 93 82 93 97 105 108 137 214 184 216 267
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 247 255 246
Chemistry - - 286 - - - 351-400 351-400 301-350 351-400 401-450
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 142 163 174
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 288 - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400
Environment / Ecology 207 255 223 241 266 277 274 - 290 - 260
Geosciences 62 63 72 89 94 97 116 136 131 118 115
Immunology - - - - - - - - 185 174 178
Materials Science - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 301-350 401-450
Mathematics 282 - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 451-500 -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 151 169 220
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 155 155 165
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 351-400 351-400
Physics - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Plant & Animal Science 155 173 191 270 269 272 259 301-350 268 250 253
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 284 -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -