Press Release 191/2012

Informatics: KIT Master Students Are Highly Satisfied

Results of a Survey by the Center for University Development (CHE) Will Be Published in ZEIT CAMPUS Tomorrow

As regards the studies situation, scope of courses offered, scientific orientation, practical orientation, and equipment, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is among the best universities in Germany in the field of informatics. For nine indicators KIT is ranked in the top group. This first survey of master students complements the survey of the Center for University Development (CHE) of May 2012, which was based on feedbacks of bachelor students. The bachelor students also granted an excellent rating. The results of the new survey of master students will be published tomorrow by the ZEIT CAMPUS magazine.


100 percent of the KIT master students of informatics, who participated in the survey, would decide again in favor of studies at KIT. In particular, the quality of education was ranked excellently: The scope of contents, the level of the courses offered, their international orientation, and their interdisciplinary references. As far as the indicator “scientific orientation” is concerned, the students praise the opportunity to participate in research and the integration of central and innovative research results in education. In addition, practical orientation, professional orientation, handling of teaching evaluations, and the equipment of libraries, rooms, and IT infrastructure were rated positively. The students see improvement potentials in the organization of the transition from bachelor to master programs. Click here, for the detailed results:

These results again confirm the very good reputation of the KIT Department of Informatics. In the CHE university ranking in May, KIT was ranked in the top group in the categories of “Research reputation” and “Overall studies situation”. The bachelor students also rated the scientific orientation, professional orientation, and IT infrastructure excellently. 


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
Chief Press Officer (acting)
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