Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Ranking and Address

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Information

Perhaps one of the most prestigious universities in Germany for the study of science and technology, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie – Fridericiana) has seen some of the most intelligent people ever to grace the science fields pass through it’s corridors; these include Karl Benz (the inventor of the car), Heinrich Hertz (electricity) and Wilhelm Nusselt (thermodynamics); we shall come back to the famous alumni of Karlsruhe later. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ranking is shared 24th position in Germany, and 246th in the world. Similarly rated German colleges include University of Halle-Wittenberg, University of Jena, University of Konstanz, and University of Regensburg.

The former institutions of the University of Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, both located in the Baden-Württemberg area of Germany, have been remodelled to become the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and attracts around 18,000 students; it is overseen by the rector Horst Hippler.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is split into eleven faculties; these offer study across the science and technology fields and in the field of economics; the departments are as follows:

Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Civil engineering, Geology, and Ecological Sciences
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Chemistry and Biology
Faculty of Computer Science
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Electrical engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences
Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Physics

As mentioned in the introduction the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has been one of Germanys leading centres of learning in the science and technology fields for many a year, in addition to Benz, Nusselt and Hertz, other prominent alumni include the Nobel prize winners Hermann Staudinger, Fritz Haber and Karl Ferdinand Braun (the inventor of the cathode ray tube that allowed for the invention of the television). Others of notes include Edward Teller (atomic bomb) and Wolfgang Gaede (the vacuum).

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Address

76131 Karlsruhe

Ranking and Quick Facts

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ranking
University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)
= 171
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
203 to 304
European Rank (Jiaotong)
81 to 123
KIT Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
275 / 3640
Number of foreign students (if known)
Around 3,600
Affiliations German Excellence Universities


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; German Universities

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