Press Release 075/2017

QS Ranking – KIT Well Reputed Among Employers

For the “Employer Reputation” metric, KIT is ranked among the top 40 in international comparison – the overall worldwide university ranking lists KIT at 107

The current issue of the QS World University Ranking ranks Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at 107th position. KIT scored particularly well for the “Employer Reputation” indicator, reaching rank 36 internationally, and even scoring third in Germany. As for the overall ranking, KIT came in fourth in the nationwide comparison, underlining the excellent results from the previous years.


KIT and its graduates enjoy an excellent reputation with employers: For the “Employer Reputation” metric, KIT was even rated a few ranks higher than last year (from 44 to 36). Other metrics in the overall ranking include the academic reputation, the number of citations, and the level of internationalization. 


In March this year, KIT already reached the international top 100 in the current QS subject ranking for nine subjects. For two of these subjects – Physics and Materials Science – KIT is even listed among the 50 best universities worldwide. All in all, KIT is particularly strong in subjects belonging to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences fields: In Natural Sciences, KIT improved by five ranks to reach 29, in Engineering & Technology, KIT even moved 24 ranks up to rank 38 worldwide.


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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.

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Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
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Press Officer
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