Universities in Germany (2012 to 2016)

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During the time from 2012 to 2016 a total of 4,400 Humboldtians completed a guest stay at a full university in Germany. Seventy-eight of the 79 host universities could be included with a weighting factor.

The top 20 German universities with the largest number of Humboldt-funded guest researchers per 100 professors hosted 2,750 Humboldt guest researchers (consisting of 2,210 research fellows and 540 award winners).

Weighted rankings: weighting based on the number of researchers in relation to the number of professors per institution
Absolute rankings: rankings based on the number of guest researchers
Number of guest researchers: All stays with a duration of one month or longer were counted. Several stays at one and the same institution in the period under review are counted as one stay, several stays at different institutions are counted once per institution.
Weighting factor: guest researchers per 100 C4/W3-grade professors


Weighted rankings
Absolute rankings
Institution Number of guest researchers per institution
Total number
Weighting factor
Fellows Award winners
female male female male

As of: 18th May 2017

1)Information regarding W3/C4-grade professors at Jacobs University Bremen was not available.