University of Kaiserslautern
The University of Kaiserslautern (German: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern , commonly referred to as TU Kaiserslautern or simply TUK , unofficially Technical University of Kaiserslautern ) is a research university in Kaiserslautern , Germany.
There are numerous institutes around the university, including two Fraunhofer Institutes (IESE and ITWM), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI SWS), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) and the Institute for Surface and Thin Film Analysis (IFOS), all of which cooperate closely with the university.
TU Kaiserslautern is organized into 12 faculties. Approximately 14,869 students are enrolled at the moment. The TU Kaiserslautern is part of the Software-Cluster along with the Technische Universität Darmstadt, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Saarland University. The Software-Cluster won the German government's Spitzencluster competition, the equivalence to the German Universities Excellence Initiative for clusters.
The University of Kaiserslautern was founded on July 13, 1970 by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as a constituent member of the twin University of Trier-Kaiserslautern. 191 students matriculated in the winter semester 1970/1971 in the Faculties of Mathematics, Physics and Technology. In 1972 the Faculties of Chemistry and Biology were founded. At the same time the Faculty of Technology was split into the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Electrotechnology, Architecture/Regional and Environmental Planning/Educational Sciences.
In 1975 the twin university was split into two independent universities: The University of Trier and the University of Kaiserslautern. The Faculties, which were established successively, continuously strengthened the university's scientific character: Electrotechnology (1975), later Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999), Computer Science (1975), Engineering (1975), later Mechanical and Process Engineering (1995), Architecture/Regional and Environmental Planning/Civil Engineering (1978–1979) and Social and Economic Studies (1985). The official name of the University is Technische Universität Kaiserslautern according to the new law on Higher Education of the Land Rhineland Palatinate which came into force on September 1, 2003.
There are many reasons that make it worth choosing Kaiserslautern as your new home for studying, learning, enhancing your academic horizon:
TU Kaiserslautern is the only University of Technology & Science in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the only university in a UNESCO biosphere reserve
TUK has gained high reputation in science, technology & industry in only a short period of time and holds top positions in Germany’s university rankings
The University has a large diversity of over 100 research- & future-oriented study programs in innovative fields such as Embedded Intelligence etc.
TUK offers excellent & application-oriented education with modern infrastructure & high-quality facilities surrounded by the healthy environment of the Palatinate forest
Industrial internships guarantee an education closely linked to professional practice
A large number of internationally renowned research institutes all of which are situated either directly on or nearby the campus and closely cooperate with the university in the field of applied research
Excellent support & guidance for all students from the beginning of their studies up to their graduation and even beyond
Ranking / Awards
TU KAISERSLAUTERN FIRST-RANKED 11 TIMES IN THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BAROMETER 2016
50 times TU KL reached a ranking position under the TOP 10, from which 26 under the TOP 3
U 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
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- Erwin-Schrodinger-Strabe 52, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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