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Universities of Berlin and Germany

Fabian Dinklage (@fdnklg) | 09/07/2018

Berlin is one of the largest and most diverse scientific regions in Europe. Around 200,000 people from all over the world have come to Berlin to study at one of the city's four universities, seven technical colleges, four art colleges and 27 private colleges. The Hochschulkompass provided by the German Rectors' Conference offers information on courses of study throughout Germany. Using this data as a basis, we present visualizations and analyses of Berlin as a hub for science and research.

Berlin's universities in numbers

The most students
39.292 Freie Universität Berlin
The fewest students
103 Hochschule für angewandte Pädagogik
Oldest University
1699 Universität der Künste Berlin
Youngest university
2014 BAU Int. Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Number of universities by type of funding / students
11 / 155.933
public
24 / 21.268
private
1 / 2.746
by church

Berlin Universities
Students
per university
This chart shows Germany's universities
and the number of students enrolled.
University Enrollment Histogram
Enrolled students
One dot equals one university
This histogram shows the distribution of universities
based on the number of students.
Source:
Hochschulkompass

A total of 2.8 million people are enrolled in higher education in Germany, with around 20 percent of these students at the country's ten largest universities alone. Since the Higher Education Compass contains data on the whole of Germany, here we provide an overview of what the university landscape looks like across the entire country.

Universities of Germany
Students
per university
This chart shows Germany's universities
and the number of students enrolled.
University Enrollment Histogram
Enrolled students
One dot equals one university
This histogram shows the distribution of universities
based on the number of students.
Source:
Hochschulkompass

Along the data set we have compiled a list of the top 10 universities for Berlin and Germany:

A comparison of the top 10 universities in Germany and Berlin
University Amount
Fabian Dinklage

About the author

Fabian Dinklage

Fabian Dinklage is a student assistant at the Ideation & Prototyping Lab of the Technologiestiftung Berlin in the field of Visualization & Prototyping. He is currently studying interface design at the FH Potsdam. His interest lies in the transformation of data into visual structures for gaining new insights and the development of important human-machine interactions.