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The Times Higher Education lists Freie Universität Berlin as number 86 in the overall world ranking.

Freie Universität Berlin, according to the latest World University Rankings by the highly regarded journal, Times Higher Education (THE), is one of the four best universities in Germany. As announced by THE in London, Freie Universität ranked 86 in the overall world rankings, an improvement of 42 positions since the last such rankings. In the humanities subjects, LMU Munich at rank 21 and Freie Universität Berlin at rank 22 are the best German universities. In two additional subject groups, Freie Universität is among the top 100 universities: in the social sciences at rank 87 and in the life sciences at rank 94.

According to the 2013-2014 THE World University Rankings, the four best German universities are Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (rank 55), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (rank 63), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (rank 68), and Freie Universität Berlin (rank 86).

The president of Freie Universität, Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, said these latest results are further evidence of the university's outstanding international reputation. Furthermore, it is gratifying that the university's overall world rank improved and that the performance of the humanities subjects has continued to rank among the best universities in the world. In the THE Rankings, the humanities subjects at Freie Universität Berlin continuously improved from rank 34 in 2010 to rank 22 in 2013.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are based partly on a global survey of academics with regard to research, teaching, and international outlook, as well as the citation frequency of publications and various statistical data.

Phd programm with low grades in master's?

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Hi,
I'm really interested in doing a phd, possibly in the US, and I'm wondering what my chances are of getting into any school. I'm looking into management, possibly entrepreneurship. I'm a woman, if that makes any difference.
I am just about to finish a master of science in business economics at the highest ranked university in germany, graduating two semesters early, but have low grades.
the grades are average for my school but will look bad compared to the usual US grades. All research papers I wrote got grades way above average so far, but exam grades aren't good

Yes, no, maybe

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"Any ideas of where this could get me?"
You might be accepted into a PhD program. Completing a Master's in Germany (assuming that you are not a native-German speaker) will look good. The grades are used primarily to indicate that you are serious about the topic, and can handle advanced coursework.
"I know I won't be able to get into a top school, but how competitive are lower ranked universities?"
Don't approach the universities with this sort of attitude. Going to graduate school in the US means that they chose YOU out of many applicants. Just because one school ranks higher than another does not mean your chances for acceptance are lower

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jack
I want to do my ms in germany.i want to know the top universities and how to apply for them?

I am from mechanical background

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Yogesh
My son want to pursue MS in IT & Computer Science from one of the good University in Germany, pl let me know?

My son want to pursue MS in IT & Computer Science from one of the good (recognized) university of Germany. Pl let me know the procedure for geting admission and fund requirement etc.

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You can see here the website links for top Universities in Germany. You will have to see website of individual University to know about the procedure for getting admission & details about funds required, basic requirements for eligibility etc etc

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