University of Kiel Ranking and Address

University of Kiel Information

Located in the German city of the same name the University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel – CAU) was initially established as the Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis in 1665. The University of Kiel ranking is the joint 11th best university in Germany, and 194th in the world. Similarly rated German colleges include Universität Würzburg, University of Hamburg, University of Köln, and University of Mainz.

Today it has grown to offer 103 different degree programs offered through eight different faculties. Though the university peaked in the 19th century and suffered badly from the Gleichschaltung, which ordered the removal of Jewish scholars and faculty before the second world war, the university of Kiel has bounced back strongly in recent years to once again become a leading centre of learning.

Kiel has seven different faculties as follows:

Faculty of Agricultural and Nutrition
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Theology

Some of the famous alumni and staff that have passed through the gates of the University of Kiel over the years include Erich Schneider, Johann Gustav Droysen, Friedrich von Esmarch, Alfred Heuß, Otto Jahn, Theodor Mommsen, Felix Jacoby and Hartmut Boockmann.

University of Kiel Address

The University of Kiel is located at the following address:
Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
24118 Kiel,

Ranking and Quick Facts

Motto: Pax optima rerum (English: Peace is the greatest good)

University of Kiel ranking
University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)
= 388
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
151 to 202
Europe Rank (Jiaotong)
57 to 80
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
2,190 / 2,908
Annual Budget
€ 197,700,000
Annual budget spend per student
Number of foreign students (if known)


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