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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät für Informatik at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,740
Number of master degree students 730
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 21.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 58.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 29.9 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Publications per academic 3.7
Third party funds per academic 107.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Workstations 2.4
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.8
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Computer Science at KIT offers the most diverse spectrum of courses with more than 250 courses, seminars and practicals per semester; this ensures that students can deepen and specialise their knowledge following a solid basic education in theoretical, technical and practical Computer Science as well as Mathematics in almost any way depending on their interests and inclinations. In the Master of Computer Science, students have the option, if they wish, to specialise in one of currently ten study profiles and have this specialisation certified (e.g. IT security, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc.).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Excellent computer facilities; campus-wide WiFi; two multimedia lecture theatres; all seminar rooms are equipped with multimedia technology and can also be used as group study rooms; one large and four small computer rooms (approx. 100 places) in addition to the computer centre's computer rooms; faculty library (opening times until 22:00, around 25,000 books); 24h KIT main library; industrial robotics labs, humanoid robot labs; rough and fine mechanics and electronics workshops (circuit board production); extensive access to online publication databases.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Approx. 40 professors and more than 300 academic staff cover nearly all sub-areas of Computer Science, including Algorithms, Software Engineering, Theoretical Informatics and Verification, Telematics/Information and Communication Technology, Pervasive Computing and Sensor Networks, Industrial, Service and Medical Robotics, Humanoid Robotics and Anthropomatics, Cognitive Systems, IT Security and Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Operating Systems, Visualisation and Computer Graphics, Big Data and Data Mining as well as legal aspects of Computer Science through our own law professors in the faculty.
  • Support for founders
    The third mission of KIT is innovation. A separate service unit "Innovation Management" supports business start-ups of employees and students by professional management, infrastructure, consultations, trainings, assistance with patenting and licensing, etc. KIT offers corresponding courses in the field of entrepreneurship. The IT department has already supported numerous spin-offs on their way to becoming successful companies by providing infrastructure.
  • Other special features
    Founded in 1972, the Faculty of Computer Science at KIT was the first in Germany and is currently one of the largest with almost 40 professorships and a strong upward trend. For many years, the faculty has been among the top places in the graduate ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche. It has seen more than 7,500 Diplom/Master degree students graduate and awarded more than 1,300 doctoral degrees. Over 200 graduates have already gone on to become professors. The freshers are supported by student tutors in the first semesters of the mandatory programme. The course offering is extremely diverse and of high quality.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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