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Mathematics, Department

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

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 960
Number of master degree students 190
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 0.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 42.6 %


Publications per academic 1.7
Third party funds per academic 36.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Workstations 2.1
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.5
Study organisation 1.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 1.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 105
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
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Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The faculty offers a wide range of in-depth study opportunities in the fields of Algebra and Geometry, Analysis, Applied and Numerical Mathematics and Stochastics, which is of interest in the three Master's courses in particular. The number of possible fields of application is also large due to the wide range of courses offered at KIT. The Master's course in Business Mathematics is offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Economics. The training in the teaching qualification benefits from a very good link to schools due to the school pupil laboratory.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Stockholm, Uni Linköping, Uni Leuwen, UniRennes, Uni Oslo, Uni Grenoble, Uni Marseille
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    For research and teaching, the Faculty will have approx. 20 seminar rooms with projectors and whiteboards. Amongst these, there will also be a lecture room that is suitable for internet conferences. In addition, the faculty will have computer rooms for computer training. At KIT, a number of mathematical software licenses are freely available to students (Maple, Mathlab...). All rooms are fully accessible.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research activities at the faculty cover many areas of mathematics. Three main subjects: Partial Differential Equations; Geometry, Groups and Topology; Stochastic Models; Collaborative Research Centre Wave Phenomena with integrated Graduate School; Graduate School in Geometry/Topology; in addition, many individual projects are carried out individually and with colleagues at other faculties and universities worldwide. The KIT Centre "MathSEE" (Mathematics in Sciences, Engineering and Economics) bundles interdisciplinary mathematical research at KIT since October 2018.
  • Support for founders
    KIT Gründerschmiede, Centre for Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship at KIT, PionierGarage.
  • Other special features
    All faculties are housed on a traditional campus; excellently equipped specialist library, where 90 study places are available for students. There are also about 180 more learning spaces in the building.
  • Further information on research activities
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