In 2018, WHU has reached the top score in a total of 15 subcategories. In addition to achieving these top rankings again, WHU also moved up in some categories compared to the previous year. As part of an annual ranking, U-Multirank compares more than 1,600 universities from 95 countries worldwide in five core categories: Teaching and Learning, Research, Knowledge Transfer, International Orientation and Regional Engagement.
“The fact that we not only received excellent scores once again in the categories of ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘International Orientation’ but actually further improved on our performance in these parts is confirmation of our strategy. The rapid increase in the research output of our Business School over the previous year is a particularly pleasant development,” Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU, explained.
The convincing repeat performance of WHU in the categories of “Teaching and Learning” and “International Orientation” is the result of continuous improvement in programs of study and putting internationality to practice. For instance, almost all WHU students complete their Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees within the planned standard period of study. In the area of internationalization, WHU relies on exchange programs during studies, among other things, to provide students with further cultural training. As in the previous year, students reported utmost satisfaction with the exchange programs themselves. The share of international faculty members was also higher once again compared to the previous year.
WHU also ranked very highly in the “Research” category, where the number of scientific publications was nearly twice the previous year’s figure. WHU also ranks among the strongest in the world in the field of “Knowledge Transfer.” This is due, not least, to the large number of successful WHU startups that are taken into consideration in the category of “Graduate Companies,” which was introduced last year.