Press Release 067/2016

CHE Ranking: Highly Satisfied Students at KIT

Good CHE Rankings of KIT Subjects in the Studienführer of DIE ZEIT

Education offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the subject of electrical engineering and information technology is convincing. For the criteria of “overall studies situation”, “graduation within an appropriate period of time”, and “supervision by teachers”, this subject is ranked in the top group. In addition, the subjects of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering / applied chemistry are in the top group as regards the category of “overall studies situation”.


The overall judgment of the students is based on very good results in the partial categories throughout. The subject of mechanical engineering, for instance, is in the top group for 11 of 13 categories. The subject of electrical engineering and information technology is top in 8 of 13 categories, examples being the supervision by teachers, studies organization, support during studies, IT infrastructure, laboratory exercises, and job orientation. KIT, hence, stands for efficient studies. In the category of “graduation within an appropriate period of time”, the subjects of architecture, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering and information technology, pedagogics, bioengineering, and chemical engineering are in the top group in Germany.


Research strength of KIT is reflected by all subjects. Publications in the area of electrical engineering and information technology are cited 3.4 times on the average. In the category of doctorates per chair, the subjects of civil engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, German studies, mechanical engineering and materials technology / science are top. The subject of German studies also is in the top group for third-party funding acquired per professor, the amount being EUR 156,000.


In the current CHE University Ranking published in the DIE ZEIT Studienführer 2016/2017, students evaluate their studies conditions. Every year, one third of the disciplines is newly evaluated. This year, these were architecture, civil and environmental engineering, applied natural sciences, electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical engineering, materials technology / science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, process technology, mechatronics, chemistry, biology, psychology, German studies, English / American studies, pedagogics, and Romans studies.


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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.

kes, 02.05.2016


Monika Landgraf
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