Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is in Germany (rated 45th in the world), according to the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is ranked 2nd in Germany and 69th in the world, followed by Universität Heidelberg (73rd globally), and Technische Universität München (88th globally). A total of 12 German institutions ranked in the world's top 200 list, with four in the top 100.

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München) is also ranked highly in the World Reputation Ranking 2011 compiled by the Times Higher Education Magazine. Rated 48th in the world, LMU is regarded as one of the most renowned universities on the European continent – after the ETH Zürich, which is ranked 24th overall.

The University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) is also ranked among the world's best universities in the QS World University Rankings 2011, with an overall rank of 149th globally. Additionally it is ranked highly in the following subjects: Natural Sciences (84th), Life Sciences (103rd), Arts & Humanities (119th), Social Sciences (277th).

In another international league table "Ranking Web of World universities", Freie Universität Berlin is ranked 1st in Germany and 92nd in the world (July 2011), followed by Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (95th), and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (103rd).

* Suggested Reading: Largest Universities in Germany

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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