Press Release 060/2017

CHE: Highly Satisfied Students at KIT

Students of Business Engineering at KIT Are Highly Satisfied with Their Studies Situation / Information Engineering and Management Is Ranked in Two Top Groups

Students of business engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are very satisfied with their studies situation. The subject of information engineering and management also is ranked in the top group in the categories”Support at the beginning of the studies” and “Teaching offers”. This is obvious from the current CHE University Ranking published today.    


The subject of business engineering at KIT is ranked in the top group for thirteen of twenty indicators of the CHE ranking. No other university in Germany has more top rankings in this subject. In particular, judgements of the students are excellent (11 of 13 possible top groups). The subject of information engineering and management at KIT, the only program in Germany that combines computer science with economics and law, is ranked in the top group in two categories (“Teaching offers” and “Support at the beginning of the studies”) and reaches eleven rankings in the upper-mid range. 


Every year, one third of the subjects is newly evaluated for the university ranking by the CHE (Center for University Development). In 2017, these are the subjects of business administration, law, social work, political economics, information and business management, business engineering, economic law, and economics. 


In the CHE Ranking of 2016, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology convinced in the area of electrical engineering and information technology. It reached the top groups for the criteria of overall studies situation, graduation within an appropriate period of time, and supervision by teachers. KIT also was in the top group in the category of overall studies situation in the subjects of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering / applied chemistry. In 2015, the subjects of mathematics, computer science / informatics, and sports sciences were given very good rankings. 


The fact that KIT prepares students excellently for the job is also reflected by the employability ranking issued by Quacquarelli Symonds, QS for short, last year. In this ranking, KIT was given good results for the indicators “Cooperation with employers” and “The employment rate of graduates” among others. According to QS, KIT was in the top group of German universities and in the top 20 on the international level. In the university ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was in the top group for all engineering subjects. In the areas of computer science, business engineering, and electrical engineering, human resources managers of medium-sized and large German companies ranked KIT in second place. In mechanical engineering, KIT was ranked in third place.  


The CHE University Ranking        

The university ranking offered by CHE to prospective students is supposed to help them find the right program or university based on the information provided. More than 300 universities and the universities of applied sciences are analyzed by CHE. Apart from the studies, academic education, and research, the ranking also covers judgements of students with respect to the studies conditions at their universities. 




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.

kes, 09.05.2017

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
presse does-not-exist.kit edu

Contact for this press release:

Kosta Schinarakis
Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-21165
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
E-Mail:schinarakis does-not-exist.kit edu

The press release is available as a PDF file.