Press Release 106/2018

QS Ranking: Excellent Chances of Employment Thanks to KIT

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019: KIT Is by Far the Best University in Germany, Sixth in Europe, and in 31st Position Worldwide

The by far best university in Germany, sixth in Europe, and in the top 31 worldwide: These are the results of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Employability Ranking published today by Quacquarelli Symonds, QS for short. This makes the KIT be among the top 6% of the universities ranked. The ranking focuses on preparation of university graduates for the labor market. Among others, KIT reaches very good results for the indicators “Cooperation with employers,” “Reputation among employers,” and “Proportion of employed alumni.”



In the area of “Cooperation with employers,” KIT reaches 96.4 of 100 possible points. For the employment rate of alumni, KIT’s score is 88.4 (of 100) points. As regards both indicators, KIT is ranked very well on the international level and reaches the best results of all participating German universities. For “Reputation among employers,” KIT reaches 90.1 points worldwide, which is a good result. This year again, KIT reaches two national first places in the categories. In the overall ranking, KIT scores 79.9 (of 100) points and is in position 31 worldwide.



The QS Graduate Employability Ranking among others measures the university’s reputation among employers, the number of successful alumni, networking of the university with employers, and attractiveness of the graduates for employers in industry and business. The 2019 QS Graduate Employability Ranking covers 660 universities worldwide. 500 of them are listed in the ranking, of these, 32 German universities. For the ranking, QS also analyzed the feedback of more than 40,000 employers.


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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 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.

rl, 11.09.2018

Margarete Lehné
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