Saarland University

Saarland University (Universität des Saarlandes) is one of 107 universities included in U-Multirank for Germany. Saarland University is a very large public university located in Saarbruecken with 16931 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 1948. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the Saarland University is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. The graduation rate of Saarland University is 24,5 (bachelors) and 20,56 (masters). Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 6 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

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Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

32.27

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

50.97

%

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

24.5

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

20.56

%

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

less than 5%

Relative MA graduate unemployment

less than 5%

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

less than 5%

Graduating on time (long first degree)

37

%

Graduation rate long first degree

77

%
Research
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Citation rate

0.87

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

5,587

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.32

0

13.53

External research income

69.45

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

7.8

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

11.1

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

53.3

%

0

100

Publication output

Strategic research partnerships

173

0

5,823

Professional publications

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

8.8

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

14.97

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

20

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

1.15

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

10

%

0

100

Spin-offs

6.26

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2.3

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0.11

%

0

100

Graduate companies

10

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

6.25

%

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

29.82

%

0

100

Student mobility

0.14

0

1

International academic staff

20.21

%

0

100

International joint publications

47.9

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

20.53

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

0

%
Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

between 50% and 75%

Master graduates working in the region

between 50% and 75%

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

13.3

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

9.33

%

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

7

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

15.3

General
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Female students bachelor

52

%

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

42

%

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