Heidelberg University
#22 Overall Influence

Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

About This School

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Heidelberg University, officially the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university and one of the world’s oldest surviving universities. It was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire.

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#7 World Rank
Sociology
#9 World Rank
Anthropology
#11 World Rank
Chemistry
#15 World Rank
Philosophy
#17 World Rank
Religious Studies
#18 World Rank
Psychology
#20 World Rank
History
#21 World Rank
Law
#22 World Rank
Physics
#23 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#26 World Rank
Biology
#30 World Rank
Mathematics
#30 World Rank
Literature
#32 World Rank
Political Science
#35 World Rank
Economics
#43 World Rank
Social Work
#50 World Rank
Education
#57 World Rank
Medical
#80 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#121 World Rank
Computer Science
#326 World Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Heidelberg University's Most influential alumni?

Heidelberg University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, and Chemistry. Heidelberg University’s most academically influential people include Franz Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Talcott Parsons.

Franz Boas
Franz Boas

German-American anthropologist

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W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois

American sociologist, historian, activist and writer

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Talcott Parsons
Talcott Parsons

American sociologist

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Max Born
Max Born

German-Jewish physicist and mathematician

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Louis Agassiz
Louis Agassiz

Swiss naturalist

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Max Weber
Max Weber

German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist

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Wilhelm Wundt
Wilhelm Wundt

German physician, physiologist, philosopher and professor

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Josiah Willard Gibbs
Josiah Willard Gibbs

American physicist and scientist

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Wilhelm Dilthey
Wilhelm Dilthey

German historian, psychologist, sociologist, student of hermeneutics, and philosopher

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Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

German-American philosopher and political theorist

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Karl Pearson
Karl Pearson

English mathematician and biometrician

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Friedrich Wöhler
Friedrich Wöhler

German chemist

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