Rankings & Achievements

International Student Barometer: TUK outperformes all participating German universities 12 times in all 4 categories

Discover the results of TUK in the International Student Barometer ISB 2018!

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"!


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 2019 and 2017 TU Kaiserslautern was first-ranked in the German University Sports Federation Ranking on Education Offers in University Sport.

CHE University Ranking

CHE University Ranking of the online newspaper "ZEIT ONLINE" (CHE Hochschulranking 2019/2020)

Also in the year 2019/2020 TUK achieved top ranking results with its master programs in the field of Engineering. Very goods positions were obtained for the ranking-items: “ research funds per researcher”  & “laboratory infrastructure” of the Master Civil Engineering, “international orientation” & “link to the professional world” of the Master Electrical & Computer Engineering, as well as  “study organization” & “study offer” of the Master Mechanical Engineering. More information can be found in the related press release & at the CHE Ranking Website

CHE University Ranking of the online newspaper "ZEIT ONLINE" (CHE Hochschulranking 2018/2019)

TUK scored top ranking positions in the field of engineering sciences. Especially the “international orientation” of master studies in the field of EIT, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering was very much appreciated, along with the item “support at the beginning of the studies” in the field of EIT. More information about the detailed results of the TUK departments in the related press release & in the CHE Ranking Website

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

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! 

University ranking by "Wirtschaftswoche"

TU Kaiserslautern is ranked among the best german universities in 2015 & 2016 & 2019 & 2020

Several times TUK was ranked among the best german universities in the  University rankings by the business magazine "Wirtschaftswoche". More than 650 hiring managers of medium enterprises and large companies had been interviewed by "Wirtschaftswoche" for this survey. From the perspective of the managers TUK is one of the best in Germany. Top ranking positions are scored in the fields of Electrical Engineering (Place 6), Industrial Engineering (Place 6), Information Engineering (Place 6), Mechanical Engineering (Place 7) and Computer Science (Place 8). The results of the survey also show that TUK prepares its graduates in an optimal way for the german job market. The University Ranking of "Wirtschaftswoche" puts the focus on practical relevance and shows where studying really worth it.



“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.

Nature-Index 2020: TUK among the TOP 50 German research institutions

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern was ranked among the TOP 50 German Research Institutions in the Nature Index 2020.

Especially in the research field of Biology TUK scored excellent results published by the professional journal Nature. Read more in the related press-release.

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