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Teaching profiles are captured using the following six indicators:

  • Professors,
  • Non-professorial scientific staff,
  • Basic funding,
  • Third-party / grant funding,
  • Bachelor and Master students,
  • All students (Bachelor, Master + Teaching degree students).

These six indicators are presented for the technical universities (TU) and for the non-technical universities (NTU). Each university is compared within its respective group (TU, NTU). The focus is on two specialization indices (RESP and RSI). They are calculated based on the activity index (AI) (here using the example of basic funding):


 $$ AI_{ij} := \frac{\text{basic funding for university } i \text{ on field } j / \text{ basic funding on field } j}{\text{basic funding for university } i / \text{ all basic funding}} $$

\begin{align} \text{Relative Specialization} (RESP) :=&\; 100\, \frac{AI^2 - 1}{AI^2 +1}\\ & \\ \text{Relative Specialization Index } (RSI) :=&\; 100\, \frac{AI - 1}{AI +1} \end{align}


The RESP / RSI values are calculated for all 56 fields defined by the FederalStatistical Office (excluding medicine).

Note on data used

The findings presented on this website are based on data from the Federal Statistical Office (special inquiry) and data from the Bibliometrics Competence Center funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (funding code: 01PQ17001).