Study with the Best - KIT Rankings Worldwide

As the Graduate School of the KIT, Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics offers teaching at the highest academic level. The exceptional quality of both research and teaching at KIT is repeatedly proved by different international rankings. Ranking 2023


Source: Rankings, 2023

  • Germany: #3 country to study abroad in Europe
  • Germany: #2 best study abroad country  in Europe to access higher quality teaching
  • Germany: #5 best study abroad country in the world to access higher quality teaching
  • Germany: #6 country to study abroad in the world

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

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Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023


Source: Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2023

  • #4 in Germany for Engineering
  • #64 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.

QS World University Ranking 2022



QS World University Rankings, 2022

  • #1 in Germany
  • #10 in Europe
  • #46 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 2022 ranking, please visit

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WirtschaftsWoche Ranking 2022




Ranking 2022 

  • The KIT reputation among HR managers remains high
  • #3 in Industrial Engineering
  • #4 in Mechanical Engineering
  • #4 in Computer Science
  • #5 in Electrical Engineering
  • #8 in Natural Sciences

the WirtschaftsWoche Ranking ranks German universities.

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Shanghai Ranking 2022


Source:Shanghai Ranking, 2022

  • Worldwide: 35th in Energy Sciences & Engineering

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

US News Best Global Universities 2022-23



US News Best Global Uni 2022-23 

  • Worldwide Physics: Rank 62
  • Worldwide Chemistry: Rank 70
  • Worldwide Materials Science: Rank 71
  • Worldwide Opitcs: Rank 78
  • Worldwide Engineering: Rank 124 

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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the KIT website.