Press Release 046/2013

KIT Informatics Continues to Be Number One of HR Managers

Business and Electrical Engineering Are also Top in the 2013 WirtschaftsWoche Ranking

The informatics program of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked top by the WirtschaftsWoche magazine, now for the fourth time in succession. KIT’s business and electrical engineering programs are ranked in second place. The rankings are based on interviews of HR managers of large and medium-sized German companies.


As in the past years, the best informatics graduates come from KIT. This year, the KIT informatics program is ranked in first position together with RWTH Aachen. The good results of KIT in the ranking are complemented by the third position of mechanical engineering and the fifth place of natural sciences.


For the university ranking, the Universum Communications consulting company interviewed 523 HR managers, with a particular focus lying on the practical relevance of education.


Further information on the ranking is provided at The complete results are published by WirtschaftsWoche in its issue of Monday, April 08.


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 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 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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Monika Landgraf
Chief Communication Officer
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