Press Release 064/2011

HR Managers Rank KIT Informatics in First Place

Engineering and Natural Sciences also Reach Good Results in the WirtschaftsWoche Ranking
Gute Aussichten: Informatik-Absolventen des KIT haben bei Personalchefs den besten Ruf (Foto: KIT)
Good perspectives: KIT graduates in informatics have the best reputation, say HR managers. (Photo: Hardy Müller)

HR managers from companies all over Germany ranked the informatics program of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in first place. For the second time successively, the program reached the top position in the university ranking of the WirtschaftsWoche journal. KIT reached second positions in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and business engineering. Place 3 was reached by natural sciences.  

“The consistently good ranking of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology shows that we succeed in excellently qualifying our students with our close-to-research and -practice study programs,” says KIT President Horst Hippler. “In this way, they are prepared well for the start of their profession and meet the requirements of industry, economy, and research.”

Ranking is based on a survey made by WirtschaftsWoche among more than 500 HR managers of the largest German companies. Among others, the HR managers were asked to name the university, from which they get the best graduates in the relevant study programs. In the total ranking, RWTH Aachen and TU Darmstadt only are placed ahead of KIT.

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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 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 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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