Rankings & Certifications

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Most top rankings among all German universities: The CHE University Ranking is the greatest academic ranking in Germany. The Centre for Higher Education regularly evaluates universities with different focal points. In the current CHE ranking, IU International University received top rankings in business administration (face-to-face studies) and social work (dual studies) in six of 25 categories - including "general course situation", "supervision by lecturers", "courses offered", "examinations", "organisation of studies" and "practical relevance". Therefore, it received the highest number of top ratings of all German higher education institutions across all evaluated categories. 


The Hanseatic Certification Agency (HZA) confirmed the quality assurance measures for our teaching materials and services in 2017. 


IU International University of Applied Sciences has been certified as an "Attractive Employer" by Great Place to Work®. The "Great Place to Work® Certified" certification programme of the international research and consulting institute stands for a special commitment to shaping workplace culture and is awarded according to a secure procedure. Elements include independent, anonymous feedback from employees and the analysis of human resources measures and programmes. 


IU International University of Applied Sciences is the first German university to be awarded the QS 5 Star Rating for online learning. The internationally recognised rating assesses the quality of the learning situation in digital studies. It is the first and so far only German university to be awarded this distinction by the QS Institute, which is known for its worldwide university rankings, and achieved 99 out of 100 total points. 

TÜV Süd certified customer satisfaction

The IU received the renowned seal of approval "TÜV SÜD certified customer satisfaction". In a comprehensive customer survey, the satisfaction of over 1,000 students with the services provided by the IU was determined. The service evaluation showed that the entirety of students is satisfied above average. In addition, the digital services of the IU have successfully passed the test of the guidelines for cyber security developed by TÜV.

Focus Top Climate Commitment

Our efforts for environmental and climate protection have been awarded with the Top Climate Commitment seal. It marks companies with regard to aspects of past and current climate commitment as well as defined goals and plans for the future. For our future. The future that belongs to all of us and which we therefore all actively help to shape as sustainably as possible. At IU, we study, teach and work in a climate-neutral way. In order to compensate for the CO2 emissions that are nevertheless partially caused, we support recognised climate protection projects. Our contribution to a future worth living in, in which we learn, develop and make progress. Top climate, top environment, top future. We take responsibility for this.

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