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Sports Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft

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Basic information

Total number of students 370
Number of master degree students 135
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %

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 73.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 50.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 8.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 27.1 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per professor 41.9
Third party funds per academic 78.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.7
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Sports facilities 1.4
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 160
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching is explicitly application and research-oriented: In-depth specialist knowledge, sports as a subject & teaching skills, scientific method skills and vocational skills in a balanced student-faculty ratio; High theory-practice links through cooperation with external partners (educational institutions, organised sports, fitness and health care providers, clinics, municipal institutions, commercial providers); Involvement in research discourse through active project work; Cross-university teaching collaborations; Professionals work as lecturers
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Cooperation with universities and research institutions around the world; Organisation of international meetings; Guest lecturers exchange; Participation in projects of the German Academic Exchange Service (e.g., guest lecturer exchange, student exchange); Annual summer school (e.g., as part of the European Week of Youth Sports); Participation in international research associations; Collaboration with international professional societies
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Spanien - Madrid: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Frankreich - Strasbourg: Université de Strasbourg; Österreich - Salzburg: Universität Salzburg; USA - Honululu: University of Hawaii at Manoa; Israel - Netanya: Wingate Institute; Costa Rica - San José: Universidad de Costa Rica; Chile - Coyhaique: Universidad Austral de Chile; Kenia - Nairobi: Kenyatta University; Russland - Krasnodar: Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    New buildings: 2010 fitness and health centre with 400 sqm of equipment (endurance, strength, flexibility, coordination and relaxation training); 2010 sports hall with electrically controlled climbing wall; 2010 artificial lawn field with LED floodlight systems; 2014 Tartan track with light barrier measurement, outdoor basketball (portable platform); 2014: 2 beach volleyball courts; 2017 roof-covered multi-function court, bouldering wall; 6 tennis courts with floodlights); 2017 motor skills and movement lab for children; 25m swimming pool with electr. lifting floor; Portable spiroergometry
  • Support for founders
    KIT offers courses on business start-ups through the Institute for Entrepreneurship, and advisory services for spin-offs. Regular talks and workshops are held on business start-ups.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The disability officer of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (main position with the Institute of Sport and Sports Science) is the contact person for these students on all academic questions and works as a coordinator for support activities. At the Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS), KIT also offers advisory services and can provide assistive technology (including 3D printers; preparation of learning materials in Braille). Students can contact the liaison lecturer for personal consultation and guidance.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The equal opportunity officer of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science is the contact person for diversity issues; ensuring a balanced gender ratio among the academic and non-academic staff through the institute management; ensuring gender-neutral communication structures (documents, homepage, etc.); targeting female prospective students (e.g. Girls’ Day);
  • Other special features
    Networking of the Institute in research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the university (other disciplines and centres, e.g. ‘House of Competence’); Networking with external institutions: Embedded in local, state and national sport, education and health structures; Networking in the Scientific Community: Cooperation with (sports) scientific institutions at the national/international level; Partner University of Leading Athletics: Support for dual careers during studies and in professional sports; Inter-university teaching cooperation with PH Karlsruhe and University of Heidelberg
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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