The importance of rankings is constantly increasing both internationally and nationally. They serve as an orientation aid for students as well as patients and can also be essential in recruiting.
Hannover Medical School is listed in national and international university rankings as well as in hospital rankings.
In 2020, the first edition of the Research.com university ranking "Best Universities in the World" was published. At the time, the ranking was limited to the field of computer science.
In 2022, Research.com's university rankings were published for all major scientific disciplines.
The ranking is based exclusively on the reputation (number of influential scientific articles, conferences and citations) of the scientists.
In an international comparison, Hannover Medical School is ranked 309 out of 1,000 universities worldwide. Nationally, it is ranked 26th out of 95, even though the MHH can only compete in life sciences subjects.
In an international comparison of the best universities in the field of medicine, MHH is ranked 112th out of 773 universities worldwide and 6th out of 42 nationally. In Lower Saxony, Hannover Medical School is thus the best-ranked university in the field of medicine.
This year's Shanghai Ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities revealed that Hannover Medical School (MHH) is among the best 500 universities in the world. Compared to German universities, the MHH comes in 25th place, in Lower Saxony directly behind the University of Göttingen in 2nd place.
The global university ranking Shanghai Ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities focuses on the area of research. Countless universities are audited every year, with the first 500 appearing in a list. After the 100th place, the universities are grouped in clusters. Hannover Medical School is in group 401 to 500.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 covers five major subject areas. One of these subject areas is life sciences and medicine.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject can help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject.
Hannover Medical School is ranked 193rd internationally and 11th nationally among the leading universities in the subject area of life sciences and medicine.
The MHH is also ranked in the following individual subjects in the areas of life sciences and medicine:
The CHE University Ranking contains information and data on teaching, studies, facilities and research. Furthermore, student assessments of the study conditions at their university are also included, as well as, for some subjects, the reputation of the departments among professors. The results are not presented in rankings.
The Hannover Medical School will be participating in the CHE University Ranking for the first time in 2023, but is already involved in the Coordinator’s Advisory Board.
Hannover Medical School will take part in THE World University Ranking for the first time in 2023.
Large hospitals are not only characterised by first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovations. The "World's Best Hospitals" are also distinguished by another characteristic, consistency.
Hannover Medical School is one of the leading university institutions with the strongest research and stands for excellent teaching, research and patient care. We shape tomorrow's excellent medicine, we develop knowledge in exchange with the best, we work hand in hand for our patients, we train the experts of tomorrow today, offer everyone the same opportunities and treat each other with respect.
We are consistently committed to our motto "Every day for life".
The MHH is ranked 32nd among the top 250 hospitals worldwide in the ranking of the American weekly newspaper “Newsweek” and is ranked 5th among German hospitals. *
In Germany, the service industry is the largest and fastest growing economic sector. The service-oriented healthcare sector is characterised by continuous contact with patients.
ServiceValue, in cooperation with WirtschaftsWoche, examined the healthcare service sector in a broad patient survey.
"The well-being and health of our patients are at the centre of our daily work: we cure illnesses, alleviate symptoms and prevent them from occurring.” In summary, for us this means "Every day for life". *
Hannover Medical School is ranked ninth among the top university hospitals in Germany, making it one of the best service providers in the service-oriented healthcare sector in Germany.*
For the second time, Newsweek and Statista have compiled a list of hospitals that best integrate the most advanced technologies into their everyday work.
The ranking is based on a survey by Newsweek and Statista, and the hospitals' recommendations include the following digital technologies:
- Electronic functionalities, e.g. the introduction of a hospital information system.
- Telemedicine, e.g. the introduction of technical devices for conducting teleconsultations.
- Digital imaging, e.g. the use of virtual reality and augmented reality tools to support the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Artificial intelligence, e.g. use of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools for data analysis and evaluation.
- Robotics, e.g. implementation and evaluation of robotic surgery.
Hannover Medical School uses these technologies on a large scale, making it the 170th best-rated hospital in the world.** https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-smart-hospitals-2023
Newsweek World’s Best Specialized Hospital Ranking
The World's Best Specialized Hospital Rankings lists the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for paediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology, and the top 125 for gastroenterology, orthopaedics, neurology, neurosurgery, urology and pulmonology.
Hannover Medical School was included in Newsweek's list of the world's best specialist hospitals for 2023 and is listed in 9 out of 11 specialties.
MHH is listed in the Newsweek - World's Best Specialized Hospital Ranking as follows:
On 19 July 1971, the first patient was admitted to the Zentralklinikum of the Hannover Medical School. With us, patients have been in good hands for 51 years - and now they are also in good hands, awarded by the Stern Klinikliste. In 2022, the MHH is in 19th place among the 100 best hospitals in Germany.
The Stern Klinikliste is carried out in collaboration with the research company Munich Inquire Media (MINQ). Whose team of doctors, journalists and database specialists has been compiling renowned lists on medical specialists and clinics for more than 20 years.*
“Every day for life” is how the MHH illustrates both the goal orientation and tireless commitment with which the university faces its special tasks every day.
Ranking of scientists
Since 2001, Clarivate's list of Highly Cited Researchers has identified researchers and social scientists around the world who have made a particular impact, as reflected in the publication of numerous articles frequently cited by their peers over the past decade.
The current analysis of scientific publications revealed that three scientists from Hannover Medical School are among these most frequently cited researchers in the world:
- Professor Dr Michael Manns, MHH President and former Director of the MHH Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
- Professor Dr Thomas Werfel, Director of the MHH Clinic for Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology
- Professor Dr Thomas Thum, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Translational Therapeutic Strategies and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, ITEM
The list shows which publications in each discipline are among the one percent that were cited the most. The assessment of scientific influence includes both the number of citations and the reputation of the respective journal in which the publication was made. Researchers who are frequently cited in several disciplines are listed in the "Cross-Field" category. Professors Manns, Werfel and Thum are among these researchers.
Research.com – Best Medicine Scientists
The first edition of Research.com's Best Medicine Scientists ranking is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph and Google Scholar on 6 December 2021.
The ranking included a detailed study of 166,880 researchers.
For Hannover Medical School, 26 researchers are listed. This list is headed by Professor Manns, MHH President and former Director of the MHH Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, and Professor Dr Thomas Illig, Head of the Hannover Unified Biobank.
Student funding rankings
Study foundations not only provide support in financing tuition fees, but also promote contact among scholarship holders. Through these contacts, a network is built up that can be seen as a possible basis for further research work and an academic career.
The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes is Germany's largest and oldest organisation supporting gifted students. In 2022, 7,454 students took part in the selection procedure. 1,999 students were newly admitted to the sponsorship programme.*
2.01% of the students at Hannover Medical School received funding in the 2022/2023 winter semester. This puts the Hannover Medical School in 4th place in comparison with German universities, and means that it has moved up one place since the previous year.
* Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V. (2023). Annual Report 2022.
Innovation leadership for key digital technology and knowledge areas
For the study „Deutschlands digitale Innovationsführer“ ("Germany's Digital Innovation Leaders"), the analysis and consulting company Prognos, commissioned by the F.A.Z. Institute, a subsidiary of the renowned "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" newspaper, to assess innovation leadership for central digital technology and knowledge areas. The basis of the analysis was not only the number of patents, but also their relevance.
The F.A.Z. Institute awarded Hannover Medical School the certificate "Germany's digital innovation leader". The MHH was awarded in the area of "Cognition and meaning understanding - Computer technology" and thus belongs to the top group of innovative companies and research institutions in Germany.*
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