KIT is excellent

Highly ranked and awarded

In mid-2019, the KIT has successfully asserted itself in the "Excellence Universities" funding line in the excellence strategy of the federal and state governments. The concept focuses on excellent research and its agility from basic research to application and the intensive exchange with social concerns as well as reliable careers.

Read in the KITs press release about the excellence stategy and President Hanselka saying “Outstanding Success – With Its Concept, KIT Is One of Eleven Universities of Excellence".

High Quality Education: KIT in Global Rankings

As the Technology Business School of the KIT, HECTOR School can offer teaching at the highest academic level. The exceptional quality of both research and teaching at KIT is repeatedly proved by different international rankings.

QS World University Ranking 2020



QS World University Rankings, 2020

  • #1 in Germany
  • #7 in Europe
  • #36 Worldwide

The QS World University Ranking is based on the characteristics of universities. The main categories are the size, age, status (public, private, etc.), research and its intensity, and focus (categorization of faculty areas and programs) of the universities. These five main topics are then broken down into smaller subtopics in order to rank each university.

To find out further information about the 2020 ranking, please visit

the KIT website. Ranking 2020


Source: Rankings, 2020

  • Germany: #1 country to study abroad in Europe
  • Germany:#1 best study abroad country to access higher quality teaching
  • Germany:#3 country to study abroad in the world


The ranking comes from their survey of over 30,000 international students based on 7 factors. 

To find out further information about the 2020 ranking, please visit

the website

Shanghai Ranking 2020


Source:Shanghai Ranking, 2020

  • Germany: 1st in Energy Sciences
  • Worldwide: 39th in Energy Sciences
  • Worldwide: Top 100 in Engineering Sciences (including Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences...) and Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the "Shanghai" ranking, evaluates research indicators and individual disciplines.

To find out further information about the ranking, please visit

the KIT website.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019


Source: Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2019

  • #4 in Germany for Engineering
  • #42 in the world for Computer Sciences
  • #54 in the world for Engineering & Technology

Times Higher Education ranking is based on the criteria of the universities international community, this includes staff, students, co-authors and even the universities international reputation. KIT is one of the institutions of research and higher education in engineering in Europe. In THE rankings includes Young University Rankings. This includes the world's best universities that are 50 years old or under.

To find out further information about the 2018 ranking, please visit

the KIT website.

US News Best Global Universities 2019



US News Best Global Uni 2019 

  • Engineering: Rank 90

the US News ranks universities on 13 different criteria to measure academic research preformance and their global/regional reputation.

To find out further information about the 2018 ranking, pleace visit

the KIT website. 

National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking


Source: NTU Ranking, 2019 

  • In the Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences the KIT ranks first among the German universities
  • # 124 worldwide in Engineering
  • # 67 worldwide in Natural Sciences
  • 228 in the overall ranking of the 800 best universities in the world

The NTU Ranking is based on publication data in the natural sciences and in the engineering sciences.

To find out further information about the ranking, please visit

the KIT website. 

WirtschaftsWoche Ranking 2018




Ranking 2018 

  • KIT graduates are "Very Popular" with HR managers of medium-sized and large companies in Germany
  • Top group in all subjects relating to engineering sciences
  • #1 in Germany for Informatics

the WirtschaftsWoche Ranking ranks German universities.

To find out further information about the ranking, pleace visit

the KIT website.  



Source: EU-Multirank, 2018

  • #1 in Germany in Knowledge Transfer: Granted Patents
  • #2 in Germany in Internationalization: International Academic Staff
  • Leading in Research worldwide
  • Leading in International Orientation worldwide

(Leading = better than average)

EU-Multirank, funded by the EU Commission, judges universities by their publications, third-party funding, number of post-docs, and more. They also break down subjects to give a more intensive look into the programs. This includes Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production/Industrial Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, among others. U-Multirank covers universities worldwide by using a variety of criteria and subjects.

To find out further information about the ranking, please visit

the KIT website.

Nature Index


Source: Nature Index, 2016-17

  • Leads the Helmholtz Association to 8th place worldwide

The Nature Index tracks universities worldwide and their research outputs every year, tracked from February until the next year in January (February 2016 - 31 January 2017). They also look into the output in each field and group them by subject, which are organized by journal and then title.

To find out further information about the ranking, please visit

the Nature Index wesbite.

CHE University Ranking


Source: CHE Ranking 2017

  • Students are Highly Satisfied at KIT
  • Top in the groups "Support at the beginning of the studies" and "Teaching offers" in Germany

CHE University Ranking analyzes German universities about their studies, academic education, research, and student judgements in regards to the study conditions at their universities.

To find out further information about the ranking, pleace visit

the KIT website.

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