Press Release 064/2012

KIT Informatics: Top in the CHE University Ranking

Excellent Studies Conditions and Research Reputation

In the current university ranking of the Center for University Development (CHE), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is top in the subject of informatics. In the category of “Overall Studies Situation”, it is ranked in the top group. Moreover, informatics research at KIT has a very good reputation. Good results are also reached by the subject of sports / sports science. The CHE university ranking will be published on Wednesday, May 2, in the ZEIT Studienführer (studies guide).

KIT informatics is ranked top in the categories of “Research Reputation” and “Overall Studies Situation” among others. The IT infrastructure, science orientation, and job orientation were rated excellent by the students. In the category of job orientation, KIT improved from the middle to the top group.

Also in the subject of sports / sports science, KIT is ranked top in the category of “Overall Studies Situation”. The same applies to the indicators of “Possibility of Getting Through the Complete Program Required”, “Support”, and “Science Orientation”.

The CHE university ranking covers more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Apart from aspects relating to studies, teaching, equipment and research, the ranking is based on judgments of more than 250,000 students regarding the conditions of the studies at their university. Every year, the ranking newly evaluates one third of the disciplines. In 2012, these were biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences and geography, mathematics, informatics as well as pharmaceutical studies, medicine, dentistry, sciences of medical care, and sports science.

The current CHE university ranking will be published on May 02, 2012, in the 2012/13 ZEIT Studienführer. On April 30 already will it be available at



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 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 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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Margarete Lehné
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