Press Release 060/2014

EU Ranking Confirms Excellent Research at KIT

Good Ratings for Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical Engineering

Based on various indicators, the new EU university ranking scheme, U-Multirank, ranks the KIT on the highest level in the categories of research and knowledge transfer. KIT’s strengths in research are reflected by above-average numbers of scientific publications, post-docs, and third-party funding. Many patents, cooperation projects with industry, and spinoffs document that the KIT succeeds in transferring research findings to society.

In the category of teaching, the number of successful bachelor students of the KIT is remarkable. In the programs of mechanical and electrical engineering, the quality of education and courses and the high practical and professional relevance were rated positively by the students. Positive ratings were granted to the libraries, laboratories, IT equipment, and rooms. The subject of physics is characterized by a high number of jobs after the doctorate (post-docs).


U-Multirank wishes to cover the variety of international universities by a variety of criteria. On the web portal, interested persons can compare universities according to own criteria. The underlying data were partly supplied by the universities and partly taken from surveys of students and searches in publications and patent databases.


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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 9,800 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.

kes, 14.05.2014


Monika Landgraf
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