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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 1094
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Germany 451-500 / / 341
Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany / 350-400 / 331
Universität W Germany 246 201-225 / 330
Technische Universität Dresden Germany 340 251-275 / 328
Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany 331 251-275 / 321
Universität Hamburg Germany 203 226-250 / 320
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Germany 283 251-275 / 319
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität M Germany / 276-300 / 316
Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany 451-500 / / 309
Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany 240 276-300 / 306
Universität Ulm Germany 233 201-225 / 297
Universität Bielefeld Germany 355 251-275 / 294
Universität Dortmund Germany 501-550 / / 291
Technische Universität Braunschweig Germany 451-500 / / 290
RWTH Aachen University Germany 140 168 201-300 268
Technische Universität M Germany / 88 53 261
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany 105 189 99 252
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany 182 181 101-150 247
Universität Heidelberg Germany 53 73 62 242
Georg-August-Universität Gottingen Germany 149 69 69 237
Universität Konstanz Germany 297 194 301-400 234
Eberhard Karls Universität T Germany 152 187 / 220
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität M Germany 62 45 / 211
Freie Universität Berlin Germany 66 151 / 211
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