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Brief profile of the University of Kaiserslautern

University of Kaiserslautern

Future-oriented courses of study, practical real-world training and a modern infrastructure are the framework conditions that students can expect to find at the University of Kaiserslautern. Since its foundation in 1970, the only university in the Rhineland-Palatinate with a technical and engineering focus has earned an enviable reputation and can more than hold its own against the established technical universities.

The award presented to the University of Kaiserslautern in October 2009 in the "Excellence in Teaching" competition, honouring the establishment as one of only six winning universities in Germany, is living proof of the high standard of teaching on offer.

As a campus university with around 12,500 students (some 4,000 of whom are distance learning students), it offers over 100 future-oriented, practice-based courses of study in twelve departments. Its easily manageable size also guarantees students close contact to professors and outstanding student support. In addition to this, students benefit from the numerous renowned research institutes, including two Fraunhofer Institutes, one Max Planck Institute, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), all of which are located either on or near the campus and collaborate closely with the university in the field of applied research.

In January 2010, the University of Kaiserslautern and the institutes IESE, ITWM, DFKI and the ITA won two of a total of five awards in the top cluster competition held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Two research centers were established at the University of Kaiserslautern in mid-2008 with the aim of setting up major, coordinated research ventures, including special areas of research, and successfully winning project funding within the scope of national and international measures promoting excellence.

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