Press Release 120/2019

QS Ranking: Excellent Chances of Employment Thanks to KIT

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: KIT Is by Far the Best University in Germany, 7th in Europe, and in 36th Position Worldwide

The by far best university, 7th in Europe, and in the top 36 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 seven percent 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 95.8 of 100 possible points. For the “Proportion of employed alumni,” KIT’s score is 92.4 (of 100) points. For “Reputation among employers,” KIT reaches 89.7 points. As regards all three indicators, KIT is ranked very well on the international level. In Germany, KIT is top for the three indicators of “Success of alumni,” “Cooperation with employers,” and “Proportion of employed alumni.” In the overall ranking, KIT scores 78 (of 100) points and is in excellent position 36 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 2020 QS Employability Ranking covers 758 universities worldwide. 500 of them are listed in the ranking, of these, 27 German universities. For the ranking, QS also analyzed the feedback of more than 44,000 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 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.

kes, 19.09.2019


Monika Landgraf
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