Rankings & Achievements

TU Kaiserslautern FIRST-ranked 11 times in the International Student Barometer 2016

The International Student Barometer (ISB) 2016 is a global benchmarking tool which ranks the best universities on the basis of the rating of their own students. Among 196 universities which were rated by 159,959 students worldwide TUK is first-ranked in 11 categories of the whole student-life-cycle. TU Kaiserslautern thus outperformed all participating international universities in the following categories:

SUPPORT SERVICES & its subcategories:

  • Department of International Affairs
  • Student Advisory
  • IT Support
  • Welcome Centre
  • Student Secretariat/Administration

ARRIVAL & its subcategories:

  • Registration
  • Admission Office

LIVING & its subcategories:

  • Living Cost
  • Accomodation Quality
  • Eco-friendly attitude
  • Visa Advice


  • 50 times TU KL reached a ranking position under the TOP 10, from which 26 under the TOP 3!
  • TU KL was ranked second in comparison to all 196 participating universities regarding the category "Overall Satisfaction"!


Discover the results of TUK in the ISB 2018!

TUK outperformed all participating German universities 12 times in all the 4 categories of the ISB 2018!

World University rankings 2016-2017 by "Times Higher Education":
TU Kaiserslautern is ranked among the top international 150 universities under 50 years old

The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings is a ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. It celebrates young universities that have made a great impact on the global stage in years rather than centuries and showcases the future rising university stars. TU Kaiserslautern achieved very good results, especially regarding performance indicators like teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

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In 2017 TU Kaiserslautern was first-ranked in the German University Sports Federation Ranking on Education Offers in University Sport.

University ranking by "Wirtschaftswoche"

TU Kaiserslautern is ranked among the best german universities in 2015 & 2016.

In the two last University rankings by the business magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" TU Kaiserslautern was ranked among the best german universities: The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering reached the 5th rank. The Department of Mechanical & Process Engineering as well as the Department of Computer Sciences respectively were ranked on the 8th position. TU Kaiserslautern thereby confirms its excellent ranking position from 2014, when the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering was ranked the 5th position, Business Studies and Economics the 7th and Computer Science the 8th rank. 571 hiring managers of medium enterprises and large companies had been interviewed by "Wirtschaftswoche" for this survey. From the perspective of the managers the University of Kaiserslautern is one of the best in Germany. The University Ranking of "Wirtschaftswoche" puts the focus on practical relevance and shows where studying really worth it.



University ranking by "Karrierebibel"

TU Kaiserslautern is ranked among the top ten young german universities

KarriereBibel ranks the best universities of each country. In comparison to other German universities, TU Kaiserslautern is ranked on a 5th place in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Within the ranking of the best young german universities TUK is among the Top 10! 

CHE University Ranking

CHE University Ranking of the online newspaper "ZEIT ONLINE" (CHE Hochschulranking 2017/18)

TUK achieved very good results in the field of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science & Sports Science. Read more about it the related CHE-Unispectrum-article 03/2018.

CHE University Ranking of the online newspaper "ZEIT ONLINE" (CHE Hochschulranking 2015/16)

Kaiserslautern University is presented in the "CHE Hochschulranking 2015/16", which gives extensive information about the university in general as well as the individual departments. The University received excellent marks in the subject Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

(S)=Students judgements (P)=Professors judgements (A)=Alumnis judgements (F)=Facts

“Excellence in Teaching”-Competetion

The Kaiserslautern University was among the Top 6 German universities to win the “Excellence in Teaching” competition (Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft, 2009)

 The Kaiserslautern University was one of six German universities to win the competition "Excellence in Teaching" conducted by the "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" (Donor’s Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany) and the "Kultusministerkonferenz" (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs). It received prize money in the amount of 1 million euros for the support of projects and was guaranteed future funding.

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