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Germany's universities are recognised internationally; in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2008, six of the top 100 universities in the world are in Germany, and 18 of the top 200. Most of the German universities are public institutions, charging tuition fees of only around 50 EUR per semester (and up to 600 EUR in the state of Niedersachsen) for each student. Thus, academic education is open to most citizens and studying is very common in Germany. Although the dual education system, that combines practical and theoretical educations and does not lead to academic degrees, is more popular than anywhere else in the world - while it is a role model for other countries.

Most German universities focus more on teaching than on research. Research is mostly exhibited in independent institutes that are embedded in academic clusters, such as within Max Planck, Fraunhofer, Leibniz and Helmholtz institutes. This German specialization is rarely reflected in academic rankings, which is the reason why German universities seem to be underperforming according to some of the ratings, such as ARWU.

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 Top World University
Rank University Country QS TWUR ARWU Click Rate
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany 147 196 201-300 1445
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Germany 451-500 / / 491
Universität W Germany 246 201-225 / 474
Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany / 350-400 / 469
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Germany 283 251-275 / 464
Technische Universität Dresden Germany 340 251-275 / 463
Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany 451-500 / / 454
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany 331 251-275 / 453
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität M Germany / 276-300 / 451
Universität Hamburg Germany 203 226-250 / 451
Universität Ulm Germany 233 201-225 / 437
Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany 240 276-300 / 429
Technische Universität Braunschweig Germany 451-500 / / 425
Universität Bielefeld Germany 355 251-275 / 424
Universität Dortmund Germany 501-550 / / 418
Technische Universität M Germany / 88 53 390
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany 182 181 101-150 389
RWTH Aachen University Germany 140 168 201-300 388
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany 105 189 99 379
Universität Heidelberg Germany 53 73 62 370
Georg-August-Universität Gottingen Germany 149 69 69 366
Universität Konstanz Germany 297 194 301-400 362
Eberhard Karls Universität T Germany 152 187 / 347
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität M Germany 62 45 / 341
Freie Universität Berlin Germany 66 151 / 334
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