Silver League
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Deutschland

201 World
rank
14 Country
rank
Foundation year:
2009
Short name:
KIT
Type:
Public
Students:
25290
Faculty:
1030
Faculty/Students Ratio:
25
:
1
Web-site:
www.kit.edu
Region:
Europe
Location:
Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 201 66.227
Teaching 274 57.48
Research 214 66.152
International Diversity 153 71.227
Financial Sustainability 72 82.583
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 99 85.322
Research Perfomance Rankings 130 77.723
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TEACHING
World Rank: 274
Country rank: 12
Score: 57.48
League: Silver League
Dimension
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name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 214
Country rank: 15
Score: 66.152
League: Silver League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 153
Country rank: 5
Score: 71.227
League: Golden League
Dimension
weight
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name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 72
Country rank: 5
Score: 82.583
League: Diamond League
Dimension
weight
Indicator
name
Indicator
weight
10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

In October 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was established by a merger of Universitat Karlsruhe (TH, founded in 1825) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (founded in 1956). The KIT pursues both the mission of a university with teaching and research tasks and the mission of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. Seven KIT Centers pool the program-oriented and coordinated research activities (Collaborative Research Centers, Transregio programs, EU projects, graduate schools, research training groups, and other projects) at the KIT, represent KITs strategic areas of research to the public, and act as communication and strategy platforms for partners within and outside of KIT. The approaches to scientific work pursued by the KIT Centers, their strategic objectives, and tasks are of unique and long-term character. Main topics are energy, nanotechnology and microsystems technology, mobility systems, elementary particle and astroparticle physics, climate and environment, computer sciences, anthropomatics and robotics, optics and photonics, humans and technology. With about 9400 employees, including 6000 staff members in the science and education sector, and 24,500 students, KIT is one of the biggest research and education institutions in Europe.

Mission Statement

KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. KIT`s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities. Worldwide exchange of knowledge, large-scale international research projects, numerous global Copperative ventures, and cultural diversity characterize and enrich the life and work at KIT. Academic education at KIT is guided by the principle of research-oriented teaching. Interdisciplinary research projects, international teams and the possibility of using unique research facilities open up exceptional development perspectives for our students. KIT supports innovativeness and entrepreneurial culture. Moreover, KIT supports a culture of creativity, in which employees and students have time and space to develop new ideas. Employees and students of KIT are offered equal opportunities irrespective of the person. Family-friendliness is a major objective of KIT as an employer. Personal responsibility and self-motivation of KIT employees are fostered by transparent and participative decisions, open communication, and various options for life-long learning. The structure of KIT supports flexible, synergy-based Copperation beyond disciplines, organizations, and hierarchies. Young people are our future. Reliable offers and career options excellently support KIT`s young scientists and professionals in their professional and personal development.