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Graduate employability: top universities in Germany ranked by employers 2022

Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022

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November 23 2022
Faculty of Engineering at the Technical University Munich


In total, 17 German universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022, designed by the 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 develop 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. Technical University of Berlin

The Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) is a research university located in the capital city of Germany and has roots dating back to 1879.

The university focuses on teaching and research in technology and engineering.

The main campus is located in the centre of Berlin and is home to two innovation centres designated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Top universities in Germany for graduate employability 2022

Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2023 results

Germany Employability Rank Employability Rank 2022 Employability Rank 2021 University Country/region
1 12 13 Technical University of Munich Munich
2 48 42 Humboldt University of Berlin Berlin
3 53 62 Technical University of Berlin Berlin
4 54 50 LMU Munich Munich
5 73 46 Heidelberg University Heidelberg
6 82 71 Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Frankfurt
7 98 94 Free University of Berlin Berlin
8 107 96 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  Karlsruhe
9 114 112 University of Hamburg Hamburg
10 120 139 RWTH Aachen University Aachen
11 127 - Chemnitz University of Technology Chemnitz
12 140 135 Goethe University Frankfurt Frankfurt
13 141 131 University of Mannheim Mannheim
14 149 176 University of Cologne Cologne
15 201 - Leibniz University Hannover Hannover
16 232 - Technical University of Darmstadt Darmstadt
17 234 - Bielefeld University Bielefield

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