Students voted Aalen University as one of the Favorite Universities in GermanyAward in the StudyCheck Ranking, also for commitment in the Corona Pandemic

Aalen University was ranked as one of the most popular universities in Germany by’s 2021 Award.

We, 24. February 2021

Top grades for Aalen University from students: Aalen University belongs to the “Top Universities of 2021” and was honored for this by the StudyCheck-Award. With a recommendation quota of 96% and 4.2 out of 5 stars, Aalen University belongs to the most popular universities in Germany and finished thereby in third place. This was the result of the analysis of the biggest student application portal The students also praised Aalen University’s engagement during the Corona Pandemic.

“The past two semesters were a challenge for everyone, due to the transition from in-person lectures to online teaching,” said University President Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider. “The award shows that thanks to the flexibility and efforts of all people involved, we were able to offer a successful and fully-fledged education.”

The students saw it the same way: “At the university, service is the emphasis,” praised students, and often mentioned the promptness in transitioning to online functions, the lecturers’ creativity in courses, as well as the offered support for digital examinations through a support-team with the help of a hotline. “The course contents and the professors especially contribute to a personal and professional education,” according to one of the over 600 assessments. With third place in the StudyCheck-Award 2021, Aalen University has improved since last year, when they landed in sixth place.

After opening the new research buildings ZiMATE and ZTN, where over 3,200 square meters will be used to work on futuristic topics, students have even more opportunities at one of Germany’s strongest universities with regard to research. The “modern and high-quality equipment” in the laboratories and workplaces were also praised.

“With our new qualification offer, Green Technology and Economy, we offer our students further opportunities to deepen their knowledge of future fields like energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, or environmentally friendly energy production, and can improve their advantages in the industry,” says Schneider. “Additionally, we want to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation power of the students. To that end, students can utilize offers from the Innovation Center, for example.”

Besides the study-specific foci, the opportunities for (digital) meetups were also praised. Because the students especially miss the personal contact to their classmates as well as the lecturers, Aalen University has put a Mentoring-Program for first-semester students into place, established a study partner exchange, and started social events like Beer Nights.

Generally, as the offered education is future-oriented and closely connected to the industry, students showed appreciation for their decision to study at Aalen University. These are the best prerequisites to start a career as a specialist or manager after graduation.

In total, over 500 universities can be evaluated at, and around 200 of those qualified for the 2021 ranking. Over 43,000 evaluations were submitted by students. Aalen University received top grades and is counted among the most popular universities in Germany.

The overview of the favorite universities of 2021 according to can be found here.