Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 147/2016

KIT Is Given Very Good Marks by HR Managers

WirtschaftsWoche Ranking 2016: KIT Reaches Second Places in Informatics, Business Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
Graduates of KIT reach five top-ten positions including three times place two in the current ranking of WirtschaftsWoche. (Photo: Patrick Langer)

In the current university ranking of WirtschaftsWoche, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked in the top group in all subjects relating to engineering sciences. In informatics, business engineering, and electrical engineering, KIT reaches second places. In mechanical engineering, it is ranked in third position. The rankings are based on interviews of HR managers of large and medium-sized German companies.


The survey confirms that digitization presently is of highest importance to HR managers. Specialists who are trained well in this area, hence, are in high demand. KIT graduates in informatics convince the HR managers and reach place two in Germany, as do the alumni in business engineering and electrical engineering. The third place in mechanical engineering completes the very good results of KIT in engineering sciences. Another top ten position is reached by KIT natural sciences with place eight.


For the 2016 WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking, 540 HR managers of companies were interviewed by the Universum consulting company. The results of the survey reflect the HR managers’ opinions as to which universities and universities of applied sciences provide an education that is tailored best to the needs of companies. Multiple answers were possible.


Further information on the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking can be found at:  www.wiwo.de


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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