Press Release 059/2018

CHE: KIT Is Given Top Grades by Students

KIT Is Ranked Top in the Subjects of Informatics, Sports, and Chemistry and in the Category of “Support at the Beginning of the Studies“ in the CHE University Ranking

With top rankings in eight of twelve categories, the informatics program of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is most popular among students. This is a result of the CHE University Ranking published today. The programs of sports and chemistry were also rated excellently. Moreover, KIT turned out to be top in the category of “Support at the Beginning of the Studies.”


At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, students of the bachelor’s programs of informatics, sports/sport science, and chemistry are highly satisfied with their studies situations. In a survey of the CHE University Ranking, the subjects of informatics (eight of twelve possible top rankings), sports/sports science (seven of thirteen possible top rankings), and chemistry (five of seven possible top rankings) scored particularly well. Students were asked for their general satisfaction with the studies as well as for central aspects of their studies, such as the scope of programs offered, pedagogic support, infrastructure on the campus, and practical relevance.

In the second part of the ranking, the “Facts on Academic Education and Research,” informatics and sports/sports science received above-average results of all evaluated eight programs of KIT. Informatics scored well with its strong international orientation and its number of doctorates, whereas sports/sports science was ranked good in the area of practical relevance.

When considering all indicators of the ranking that is based on judgements of students as well as on the collection of characteristics, KIT’s informatics and sports/sports science programs are among the most popular and best in Germany (informatics: Place three in Germany, sports/sports science: Place two in Germany).


Moreover, KIT was ranked excellently in the category of “Support at the Beginning of the Studies” for five of eight programs evaluated. In this category that is particularly important for student beginners, starting offers of the universities for orientation, advice, and competence building are evaluated.


CHE University Ranking


The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive ranking of German universities and universities of applied sciences. The ranking is based on data relating to the studies, academic education, equipment, and research in 39 subjects at more than 300 universities in German-speaking countries. Every year, one third of the subjects is newly evaluated. In the current ranking 2018/19, these are the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, pharmacy, geography, geosciences, sports, care, medicine, dental medicine, and politics.


As of May 8, the new CHE University Ranking can be accessed online. The printed version is available in the ZEIT-Studienführer.


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.

jha, 08.05.2018

Monika Landgraf
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