As “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for society and the environment. The aim is to make significant contributions to global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility and information. To this end, about 9,800 employees work together on a broad disciplinary basis in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible positions in society, business and science through research-oriented university studies. KIT’s innovation activities bridge the gap between knowledge and application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural resources. KIT is currently one of the German Universities of Excellence.
KIT is home to the oldest computer science faculty in Germany and can, therefore, look back on a long tradition of research in the various fields of computer science. The Faculty of Computer Science at KIT is unique in the Karlsruhe technology region due to its extremely broad spectrum of research and education, its proximity to large-scale research and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond the country’s borders. Around 50 professors and over 300 employees ensure excellent supervision in education and research. Every year, this is confirmed by top positions in university rankings.