Universities in Germany
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List of Universities
Below list of German Universities

  • Technische Universität München (TUM) (Technical University of Munich)
  • Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Mänchen (University of Munich)
  • Universität Heidelberg
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Göttingen
  • Aachen University of Technology
  • Berufsakademie Ravensburg
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität
  • Dortmund University
  • Dresden Technical University
  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald
  • Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Fachhochschule Fulda
  • Fachhochschule Karlsruhe
  • Fachhochschule Reutlingen, Hochschule fär Technik und Wirtschaft
  • Frankfurt University
  • Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena
  • GISMA Business School
  • Heinrich-Heine-Universität Dässeldorf
  • Humboldt-University, Berlin
  • Institut f. Semantische Informationsverarbeitung
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Wärzburg
  • Katholische Universität Eichstätt
  • Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • Medical University of Luebeck
  • Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Technische Hochschule Darmstadt
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau
  • Technische Universität Clausthal
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
  • Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Technische Universität M?nchen
  • Universität Augsburg
  • Universität Bamberg
  • Universität Bayreuth
  • Universität Bielefeld
  • Universität Bonn
  • Universität Bremen
  • Universität Duisburg
  • Universität Freiburg
  • Universität Gesamthochschule Essen
  • Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Universität Hannover
  • Universität Hildesheim
  • Universität Köln
  • Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Universität Karlsruhe
  • Universität Konstanz
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Universität Passau
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Universität Regensburg
  • Universität Rostock
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Universität Tübingen
  • Universität Trier
  • Universität Ulm
  • Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Universität des Saarlandes
  • Universität, Hohenheim
  • Universität-GH Paderborn
  • Universitaet des Saarlandes
  • University of Giessen
  • University of Marburg
  • University of Oldenburg
  • Otto Beisheim School of Management
Top 10 German Universities to study Medicine
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Heidelberg University
The University of Heidelberg has an excellent department of Medicine with holding 6 decades of tradition in education and research. This department aims to overcome the 21st century’s medical challenges in the region and beyond. Into establishing such a genome, this department has undergone a series of struggles to establish a central scientific institution, emphasising research and supporting and promoting research agendas. Nowadays, the university is a vivid and interactive environment of internationally recognised research institutions, luring students from all around the world.
Rwth Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University founded in 1966, hosts nine different faculties among which the exceptional Department for Medicine.  The Klinikum Aachen includes several specialised clinics, theoretical and clinical institutes and other research facilities, lecture halls, schools for medical expertise, and other compulsory facilities for a decent hospital. There are approximately 2,700 prospective students who study in the Medicine Faculty.
Lübeck University
Provided for its fame in the research profile, the Lübeck Medical School is ready and set to fight the demons of the 21st century’s medicine. Focusing strongly yet hardly solely on 1) Infection & Inflammation, 2) Brain, Behaviour and Metabolism, 3) Medical Genetics and 4) Biomedical Technologies this educational institution meet the standards of excellence.
The students are provided with an effective cocktail of:
  • Technical knowledge needed for the future
  • Practical capabilities & skills
  • Scientific work
  • Social and ethical skills
Witten/Herdecke University
As for being among the oldest private Universities in Germany, founded in 1983 the Witten/Herdecke University is recognised widely to be highly prestigious. Around 1200 undergraduates study Medicine, Nursing Science, Dental Medicine, Economics, Philosophy and Culture. As for enrolment criteria, students have to succeed on explaining why they’ve made the certain choice for the certain profession during their interview.  The astonishing part of this conquest is the fact that the interviewers attribute the merit to students personality opposed to their great grades. As aforementioned, this University is private therefore the tuition fees go up to 400 and 1000 euro a month. Yet, the excellent studying conditions at UWH are not for free: students have to pay between 400 and 1000 euro a month in academic fees. However, the international students can always apply for grants and scholarships.
Magdeburg University
Following a merger of the existing Technical University, the Teacher Training College and the Medical School in the 1993, the University of Magdeburg is one of the youngest Universities in the state. The Medical School provides for around 1300 trained experts in dealing with a wide range of serious illnesses in the region of Saxony. A special emphasis is laid on the close cooperation between teaching staff and students. Around a year, this institution hosts around 45000 stay-in patients and numerous others in and out of the facility. With all this being said, the institution offers excellent practice oriented medical education for eager students.
Mϋnster University
The Munster University was founded in 1780, withholding a long-lasting tradition spread over its seven facilities hosting 15 departments and offering 250 different courses of study. The University takes pride in their exquisite staff of 5000 certified experts and 37 000 prospective students. Additionally, it has around 400 partnership agreements with various academic institutions all around the world. The University runs by valuing knowledge, research and curiosity.
Würzburg University
The Würzburg University was established more than 4 decades ago by the Prince – Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn and the Prince Elector Maximilian Joseph. The University department facilities and its additional institutes are all situated within the old town allies. The University hosts a modern library, a new liberal art campus and several research institutes among others. Of the 25.000 students around 1000 students come from the international domain.
Tϋbingen University
The University of Tubingen is one of the oldest classical Universities, situated in an optimal university town. It is internationally recognised for its success in medicine, natural sciences and humanities.  The university is associated with some Nobel laureates, especially in the fields of medicine and chemistry. The Medical department including the clinic, the scientific institutes and the theoretical facilities makes for the greatest medical training institute in the Baden-Württemberg region.
Freiburg University
The University of Freiburg belongs to the long tradition of successful teaching in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The University operates under 11 faculties luring students from every corner to join the quality and expertise. The Freiburg medical Centre has a staff over 10 000 professionals taking care of around 58 000 patients in need of medical attention. The University Medical Centre believes that basic science and clinical research are prerequisites to realise the newest medical expertise and treatments and therefore encourages ongoing and new research by its physicians.
Leipzig University
Leipzig University of Saxony is the second-oldest university in Germany. Famous predecessors of the nowadays prospective students of this establishment include Leibniz, Goethe, Nietzsche, Wagner, and Angela Merkel adding to the composition also nine Nobel laureates associated with the Leipzig University. The Faculty of Medicine is an educational institution of over 3,000 students in human medicine and dentistry and operates closely with the Leipzig University Hospital. The Faculty of Medicine together with the University Hospital is among the greatest medical institutions in Saxony hosting 48 clinics and institutes operating in five separate departments. The motto of Leipzig Medical School is research, teaching, healing – a tradition of innovation.
Top Universities in Germany to study Engineering
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Germany is an outstanding study destination if your desired choice of a subject is engineering. Providing for the fact that Germany offers excellent educational possibilities for national and international students alike, with low to no tuition fees and great campus lifestyle, the country is becoming irresistible for prosper students and future experts.
Engineering is a broad subject comprised of numerous specified subfields, each one very different and challenging, essential for the world market. The
Universities in Germany pack a highly progressive infrastructure luring international students to an expat friendly environment.
According to Zeit Online proposed criteria into evaluating and coming up with a final list of the best universities, for students who wish to pursuit a carrier as an engineer,  allegedly except for an international environment and an optimal infrastructure students look for accredited laboratories, teaching evaluations and a future job position mediated by the University.
Employability rating for bachelors – The employability rating („Praxis-Check“) is assessing the promotion of generic skills and competencies which are related to labor market and employability of Bachelor programs. The overall rating is composed of three dimensions: the promotion of methodological skills, of social skills and the inclusion of work practice. The rating is based on minimum criteria which were transformed into a point scale with a maximum score of 45 points; each of the three dimensions is weighted equally with a maximum score of 15 points.


IT Infrastructure – Students assessed the hard and software equipment, maintenance and care and the access times as well as the availability of computer workstations that they can use in their studies.
International Orientation – International orientation of the course(s), composition of different facts: obligatory stays abroad/joint degree program; percentage of international students; internationality of the scientific staff; percentage of classes given in foreign language. A certain number of points can be gathered from the four areas, with a maximum of 14 points (10 for German language and literature). The top-group is reached with 6 points (4 for German language and literature), the middle group with at least 2 points. With less than 2 points a course assigned to the bottom group.
Credits for Laboratory practices – Number of credits awarded for laboratory practical. Particularly in natural science subjects, a large number of courses are held in laboratories. The indicator shows the share of studies prospectively earmarked for practical laboratory courses.


Teaching Evaluation – Students rated the performance of teaching evaluations, the participation of students in this process, and the implementation of the results. The evaluation of courses and lectures is a popular instrument for checking and improving the quality of courses and teaching.
Regarding the engineering sub-fields such as Electrical engineering, Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering and Material engineering based on the following criteria brought by
Zeit Online through student, alumni, professor judgments and facts, we came up with lists:

Top 5 Universities in Germany to study Electrical Engineering
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Electrical engineering now covers a wide range of sub-fields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and signal processing.
Here are Top Universities in Germany to Study Electrical Engineering*:
TU DARMSTADT
The Darmstadt University of Technology, whose official name is “Technische Universität Darmstadt”, (abbreviated TU Darmstadt) in Darmstadt, plays a significant role among German universities. It is one of Germany’s leading universities and well known internationally for its outstanding achievements in the areas of engineering, political science and computer science.As an institution it provides excellent research in selected fields to face the challenges of the new millennia guided first hand by experts in the field. In electrical engineering students often work on projects which give them the opportunity to use their theoretical knowledge in practical applications. In their last year the students are asked to work on their bachelors dissertation encouraged to be creative and genuine.
TU KAISSERSLAUTERN
As the only technical and engineering university in Rhineland-Palatinate, the TU has acquired a considerable reputation since its founding in 1970. With around 14,200 students in twelve subject areas the University of Kaiserslautern has a manageable size, the close contact with professors and excellent service guaranteed. Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are offered as two separate graduate courses with varying technical orientation. The sound basic education in the four-semester undergraduate program is followed by the graduate program with technical specialization in one of the seven majors.


TU MUNICH
The TUM is one of the best universities in Europe regarding excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary methods and talent drawn from them. The strong collaboration amidst various companies and several other academic institutions around the world make for an optimal international environment.  TUM is one of the first three Universities of Excellence in Germany. The bachelor’s degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is divided into two study phases. In Part I, the first four semesters, students learn the fundamental principles of the following subject areas: Electrical Engineering (28 credits), Mathematics (32 credits), Physics (24 credits), Signals and Systems (20 credits), Information Technology (16 credits). In Part II, the second phase of study follows on from the fundamental principles. During semesters 5 and 6 students build on the knowledge gained in the first four semesters. They will be expected to accomplish the following: Engineering Practice (12 credits), Soft Skills (6 credits), Bachelor’s Thesis (12 credits), Individual Advanced Modules (30 credits)
RWTH AACHEN
The RWTH Aachen found in 1880, has a long lasting tradition of excellent education comprised of nine faculties among which, the Faculty of Engineering. The coverage of the RWTH Aachen engineering studies corresponds with the idea of expanding the electrical engineering potential. Students receive intensive basic studies – the mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering education cannot be beat within Germany. Students begin their studies focusing on focus on mathematics, computer science, and the elementary stage of electrical engineering. The Basics continue for three to four semesters. The curriculum is quite mathematically challenging to ease up their way towards the essentials of technical principles and structural concepts.
ULM UNIVERSITY
Since its foundation in 1967, the youngest university in Baden-Württemberg showed a remarkable performance. Currently around 9500 students spread over the faculties of medicine, engineering and computer science, mathematics, sciences, economics and natural sciences.  Its motto states “Innovative technology is in need of modern software and hardware solutions, but it must also take into account the people who will deal with this technique. Conversely, it is an inspiration for innovative technical mechanisms and algorithms human thought and action patterns.

Top 5 Universities in Germany to study Industrial Engineering
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Industrial engineering is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes.
Here are Top 5 Universities in Germany to Study Industrial Engineering*:
TU CLAUSTHAL
Since the beginning of 2009, Clausthal University of Technology has been a member of Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule, NTH. Combining the engineering and scientific expertise of Lower Saxony, the University is part of the best technical universities in Germany. Research and education at Clausthal University of Technology are currently focused on Energy and Raw Materials, Natural Science and Materials Science, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering.
BTU COTTBUS – SENFFENBERG
The research interests of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg focus on environment, construction, energy, material and information and communication technology. And thus BTU claims: We live Science.  The creation of key technologies through innovation as well as the creation of knowledge through research and education is decisive factors in a global market. It has been highlighted by the European Commissioner for Science and Research, which it will be necessary to develop strong regional poles of research, innovation and education, which are intensively linked to regional as well as to global economic aspects.


TU ILMENAU
The Technical University of Ilmenau, located in the 25,000-inhabitant town of Ilmenau, on the northern slope of the Thuringian Forest, offers as a small university for their students and staff favorable conditions for study and work, which may not necessarily hold their big sisters. Short distances, small seminars and lectures, the possibility of personal contact between students and teachers and effective networking of scientists are just some of them.
DUISSBURG ESSEN UNIVERSITY
Creative inspiration between Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany.  As part of this merger the current shape of the engineering faculty has been created; it is unique in Germany. The four existing departments pursue research on a high, internationally recognized level. With about 80 professorships and more than 9,000 students this department belongs to the largest in Germany.
MAGDERBURG UNIVERSITY
Following a merger of the existing Technical University, the Teacher Training College and the Medical School in the 1993, the University of Magdeburg is one of the youngest Universities in the state. In order to satisfy the challenges arising in a modern information society, the EIT offers a broad range of modern and interdisciplinary program of study, some of which are conducted in close cooperation with the other faculties at Otto von Guericke University and which open up excellent career prospects to our students. In addition, electrical engineering and information technology in Magdeburg stands for research strength and innovative projects.

Top 5 Universities in Germany to study Mechanical Engineering
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Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Here are Top 5 Universities in Germany to Study Mechanical Engineering*:

TU CLAUSTHAL
Since the beginning of 2009, Clausthal University of Technology has been a member of Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule, NTH. Combining the engineering and scientific expertise of Lower Saxony, the University is part of the best technical universities in Germany. Research and education at Clausthal University of Technology are currently focused on Energy and Raw Materials, Natural Science and Materials Science, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering.
TU BRAUENSCHWEIG
U Braunschweig is the oldest institute of technology in Germany: the cornerstone of our modern university was already laid in the year 1745 with the Collegium Carolinum. The bachelor degree course Mechanical Engineering was established in the winter semester 2008/09. The professionalization modules include a non-technical optional module (4 credits) and the project report (6 credits). The interdisciplinary project work is done in teams and is particularly intended to help the students develop the following skills: development, implementation and presentation of concepts as well as preparation and formulation of results in teams.


BTU COTTBUS – SENFFENBERG
The research interests of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg focus on environment, construction, energy, material and information and communication technology. And thus BTU claims: We live Science. The creation of key technologies through innovation as well as the creation of knowledge through research and education is decisive factors in a global market. It has been highlighted by the European Commissioner for Science and Research, which it will be necessary to develop strong regional poles of research, innovation and education, which are intensively linked to regional as well as to global economic aspects.
MAGDERBURG UNIVERSITY
Following a merger of the existing Technical University, the Teacher Training College and the Medical School in the 1993, the University of Magdeburg is one of the youngest Universities in the state. In order to satisfy the challenges arising in a modern information society, the EIT offers a broad range of modern and interdisciplinary program of study, some of which are conducted in close cooperation with the other faculties at Otto von Guericke University and which open up excellent career prospects to our students. In addition, mechanical engineering in Magdeburg stands for research strength and innovative projects.
RWTH AACHEN
The RWTH Aachen found in 1880, has a long lasting tradition of excellent education comprised of nine faculties among which, the Faculty of Engineering. The coverage of the RWTH Aachen engineering studies corresponds with the idea of expanding the electrical engineering potential. Students receive intensive basic studies – the mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering education cannot be beat within Germany. Students begin their studies focusing on focus on mathematics, computer science, and the elementary stage of electrical engineering. The Basics continue for three to four semesters. The curriculum is quite mathematically challenging to ease up their way towards the essentials of technical principles and structural concepts.

Top Universities in Germany to study Material Engineering
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Materials science, also commonly known as materials engineering, is an interdisciplinary field applying the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. However, this specific subfield is offered by some Universities only as a Master’s Degree program.
Here are Top Universities in Germany to Study Material Engineering*:
TU DARMSTADT
Owning a reputation of being one of the leading technical universities in Germany, partly for its engagement in pioneering work, the Technical University of Darmstadt come first in the wide range of options to study electrical engineering in the region.  The principle of the indivisibility of teaching and research is common to all German universities. Mention must be made, however, that research at the TU Darmstadt has had a long and particularly successful tradition to date.
SAARLANDES UNIVERSITY
Understanding and controlling the production, processing and application of materials are some of the most important challenges in today’s globalised world. The Master’s degree in materials engineering at Saarland University aims to provide students with a practical and applications-driven postgraduate program that covers advanced aspects of materials technology and engineering.


RWTH AACHEN
The core of the course offerings is the Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering opposed to the other Universities that have it only as a master’s program. The materials engineer deals with all issues of development, production, processing and recycling of materials and materials. A great approach closer to the industry facilitates future employment and one gains quickly an idea about the requirements and skills required in their future careers. Developing a carrier on this particular matter obtaining a Bachelor of Science may be advanced in this university also with a related master’s degree.
ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG UNIVERSITY
The Elite Master’s Program in Advanced Materials and Processes (MAP) is an international, English language degree program which aims to train excellent Bachelor’s graduates from the fields of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering or related backgrounds. The interdisciplinary program is funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria and is hosted at the School of Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Top 6 Universities in Germany to study Computer Sciences
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In Germany, computer sciences are one of the most desired fields of studies among students, native and international. First and foremost, regarding the international students who choose Germany as their final destination, this country hosts a terrific employment market on the field of computer sciences in constant pursuit of educated professionals. According to Zeit Onlines criteria for choosing the best German Universities for the year 2013/2014 in this specific domain, including an international friendly approach, up-to-date infrastructure and practical relevance of the courses in the future there are several Universities in different parts of the country that provide excellent conditions matching the circumstances. As computer sciences in this century are broadening their horizons aiming innovation and creative thinking, Universities allegedly shall prepare their students for problem solving and integrating different subfields into a composition. However, as Zeit Online reveals, Universities in Germany seem to lack these certain criteria based on the research conducted by Zeit Online with the students and professors of German Universities. Based on the following criteria, more or less, I came up with a list of top six German Universities to study computer sciences.
  • IT infrastructure – Students assessed the hard and software equipment, maintenance and care and the access times as well as the availability of computer workstations that they can use in their studies.
  • Teaching of Problem Solving Skills
  • Integration of Subfields
  • International Orientation – International orientation of the course(s), composition of different facts: obligatory stays abroad/joint degree program; percentage of international students; internationality of the scientific staff; percentage of classes given in foreign language. A certain number of points can be gathered from the four areas, with a maximum of 14 points (10 for German language and literature). The top-group is reached with 6 points (4 for German language and literature), the middle group with at least 2 points. With less than 2 points a course assigned to the bottom group. On the faculty/department-level, the result of the best course of the faculty/department is displayed.
  • Carrier orientation and practical relevance of course – Graduates rated the career orientation and practical relevance of the course on a scale of 1 (very good) to 6 (very bad).
The aforementioned criteria are based on the students, professor and alumni judgments as well as facts. For all the students interested in continuing their studies in the Computer Science field in the federal state of Germany here is the list of the six best Universities to study Computer Sciences.


Jacobs University Bremen
The Computer Science (CS) program at Jacobs University provides a first class education which focuses on the understanding of these principles and how they are applied in practice. Computer Science is a challenging and fascinating discipline with ample job opportunities. Almost all modern goods either directly incorporate computer systems or information technologies drive the manufacturing process. While computer technologies come and go at a fast pace, there are a number of fundamental principles underlying those technologies.
Hasso-Plattner-Inst. Potsdam
The Hasso Plattner Institute opened its doors to students in the winter term of 1999/2000. It is the only university institute in Germany that offers an undergraduate (bachelor) and a graduate (master) course of study in IT-Systems Engineering. Students acquire the knowledge to conceptualise, develop and implement large, highly complex and cross-linked IT systems. The bachelor and master degree courses are designed for highly talented young people who are looking for an innovative, practice- and engineering-oriented computer science studies at a university level.
The institute’s special characteristics are its engineering orientation, the teaching of soft skills and the early intensive integration of industrial projects into the studies.
ULM University
The University of Ulm is chronologically the ninth in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Faculty of engineering and computer sciences has broadened its subjects as well: in addition to the departments of engineering and computer science, the psychology department joined us in 2009.
The combination of these three subjects may appear unusual at first glance, but it is exactly what gives the Faculty its strong and unique character. Innovative technology demands modern software and hardware solutions, which includes taking into account the person who will be handling the technology. It goes the other way as well: human patterns of thought and behaviour can inspire ideas for innovative technological mechanisms and algorithms. Current successful projects demonstrate how new fields of research arise when these three subjects come together.
Rwth Aachen
The RWTH Aachen found in 1880, has a long lasting tradition of excellent education comprised of nine faculties among which, the Faculty of Engineering. The coverage of the RWTH Aachen engineering studies corresponds with the idea of expanding the electrical engineering potential. Students receive intensive basic studies – the mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering education cannot be beat within Germany. Students begin their studies focusing on focus on mathematics, computer science, and the elementary stage of electrical engineering. The Basics continue for three to four semesters. The curriculum is quite mathematically challenging to ease up their way towards the essentials of technical principles and structural concepts.
Passau University
Idyllically situated on the banks of the River Inn, on a green campus, on the fringes of the Passau Old Town, lies the newest university in Bavaria. Since being founded in 1978 it has developed into one of the best academic addresses in Germany as regularly confirmed in the rankings: in Computer Science, Economics, Law, and International Cultural and Business Studies, Passau is one of the top German universities. Computer Science is a special tip: excellent academic staff provide intensive supervision of the highest academic standard. Innovative teaching concepts as, for example in the teacher training courses and in theology complete the picture. All five faculties are superbly equipped, intercultural orientation, and performance and practice related. Their special strength lies in the interdisciplinary interlinking of research and studies.
TU Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern is one of the largest IT locations in Germany with the Department of Computer Science forming its core. Since the department was founded in 1974 three renowned research institutes have evolved from its successful international work. With 24 professors the department covers all areas of computer science and can embrace the importance of computer science as a key skill for virtually all sciences at the TU. The department can also take on the central role of computer science research and development in Kaiserslautern in the future. As far as teaching is concerned, the department attaches particular value to excellent mentoring, a good partnership with the students and high quality lectures and seminars.

Top 10 Universities in Germany to study Architecture
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Germany is a great place to study, offering low or no tuition in general regarding the Public Higher Education system. Students who aim to become prosper architects one day may choose from a wide range of Universities that provide excellent programs in obtaining a degree. As for the bachelor’s degree, Zeit Online offers a list of Universities to choose from depending on the student’s requirements and expectations.  In order to come up with the top ten Universities to study Architecture in Germany, one has to set a range of criteria in order to analyse and compare the Universities weaker and stronger points. Since the subject is Architecture, the most relevant criteria in the pool offered by Zeit Online seemed the IT-Infrastructure, International master programs, Rent and Accommodation, Job market, the Evaluation process and the existence of E-learning. Regarding the certain conditions in the following section, certain Universities provide the best match.
  • IT – Infrastructure – Students assessed the hard and software equipment, maintenance and care and the access times as well as the availability of computer workstations that they can use in their studies
  • International orientation of the master program (the result of the best master program is shown) – Composition of different facts: obligatory stays abroad/joint degree program; percentage of international students; internationality of the scientific staff; percentage of classes given in foreign language. A certain number of points can be gathered from the four areas, with a maximum of 14 points (10 for German language and literature). The top-group is reached with 6 points (4 for German language and literature), the middle group with at least 2 points. With less than 2 points a course assigned to the bottom group. On the faculty/department-level, the result of the best course of the faculty/department is displayed.
  • The average rent per square meter living area that is paid by the students questioned for private living accommodation (incl. extras).
  • Job Market Preparation – Students assessed the programs offered by their college to promote the relevance to the professional field and jobs market. This includes information events on professional fields and the jobs market, specific programs and lectures to provide job relevant and subject comprehensive qualifications, support in looking for work placements, arranging Diploma work subjects in co-operation with the world of work help when looking for a job after completing studies.
  • Students rated the performance of teaching evaluations, the participation of students in this process, and the implementation of the results. The evaluation of courses and lectures is a popular instrument for checking and improving the quality of courses and teaching.
In attempt to narrow down the broad range of choices for the interested students, in the following section you can find the ten best Universities to study architecture in the state of Germany. The predetermined standards are taken by Zeit Online based on students’ judgments, professors’ judgments, alumni judgments, or common facts.


BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
This University is rather quality oriented with its 1600 international students wandering round the campus to prove that. Education wise, it incorporates a combination of research orientation of a traditional Technical University and the more advanced application oriented programs in engineering, social science, economics and health care. Overall, the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offers an excellent opportunity for students willing to achieve more in life. The Faculty of Architecture has been offering ZEFA-accredited Bachelor’s (BA) and Master’s (MA) degrees since 2002, and was subsequently approved as a course provider by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MFWK) in Brandenburg. The great thing about the way the university operates lies in that the department collaborate closely into coming up with all field activities and structural planning. This way, students get to practice what they’re preached in various fields.
ABK Stuttgart
Founded in the 1761, the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart) has a venerable tradition in academic excellence regarding the fields of fine arts and design. A modest number of students, around 850 overall, it is however recognised not only as an academy but also a University. In the State of Baden-Württemberg it is a prominent institution and an education centre for both fine (e.g. painting, sculpture) and applied arts (e.g. architecture, design). This dualistic approach to arts is the pride of this institution, which will continue to cultivate and develop in the future.
RWTH Aachen
Of what used to be a museum serves now for its purpose and as a facility to educate the prospective students of Architecture. The RWTH Aachen found in 1880, has a long lasting tradition of excellent education comprised of nine faculties among which, the Faculty of Architecture.  It comprises 22 chairs and institutes including art history, structural design or load carrying construction. The University aims for quality over quantity therefore its relatively low number of around 1,500 students enrolled in the faculty.
TUM Munich
In the Bavarian region, the TUM Munich’s Department of Architecture is the only University level educational institution. The Faculty hosts over 1200 students segregated in over 26 Departments offering a broad range of subjects lectured by over 170 professionals relevant to the field. There is a close collaboration between the research oriented University and the wide spread High tech industrial partners over Munich. With this being said, this Faculty not only offers and exquisite road to education but also potential lob opportunities for their students in the future.  The University owns merit prizes on the field of Architecture such as:

  • Deutscher Architekturpreis – German Prize for Architecture
  • Deutscher Städtebaupreis – German Urban Planning Prize
  • European Architecture + Technology Award
  • Mies-van-der-Rohe Prize
  • RIBA Award
Stuttgart University
The Faculty of Architecture as part of the Stuttgart University goes way back withholding 19 centuries of tradition. Reforms and revolutionary standards started being applied started in the beginning of the 20 Century. Under the patronage of the Professors Richard Döcker and Rolf Gutbrod, the facility was redone under the modern architecture spirit followed by a new subject, the field of Urban Planning, essential in the educational and research domain. With over 16 institutions nowadays as well as expert lecturers German and international, the University of Stuttgart is recognised as one of the top Universities in the state. In fact, it’s widely known for the extraordinary combination of architecture and Urbanism as a whole field, offering students the opportunity a broader and contemporary outlook on this certain field.
Hannover University 
Back in the 18 century, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” which started with 64 students, today is a University of over 22 000 students enrolled in economics, law, humanities, natural sciences and engineering. In becoming an architect, one needs to be a bit of everything, an engineer, a historian an artist and sociologists, as the Faculty motto suggests.  The main focus of this Faculty’s program is urban planning, cultural landscape and design planning. Leibniz Universität Hannover is the only university in the North of Germany offering training and research in landscape architecture and environmental planning.
TU Dortmund
Since its foundation in 1968, TU Dortmund University has been the correlation between nature and technology, the endless war towards progression of the humanity.  It has established a unique combination of fields in the natural sciences and engineering, the social sciences and the humanities with a broad ranged curriculum taught by experts, German and foreign. The international character of the university is a huge priority. Apart from the German student that have enjoyed its benefits for decades, there are over 3200 international students currently enrolled in the University from over 100 different countries.
Bauhaus – Weimar University
The faculty of Architecture, together with the faculties of Art and Design, Civil Engineering and Media, provides a platform for inter-disciplinary discourse on matters involving design and construction. The main goal of this institution is to create conceptual and open-minded architects, creative designers and skilled managers who will make their way out on the harsh nowadays market. The faculty maintains an active student exchange program with more than 30 international partner institutes within the framework of European higher education and beyond. “Weimar” and “Bauhaus” are essential milestones in the course of modern architecture and the development of contemporary architectural teaching. Numerous symposiums and conferences, among which the International Bauhaus Colloquium, are organised by the faculty in elaborating contemporary architectural matters.
Wupperthal University
The Wupperthal University looks back on 100 years of tradition and history. Localised in a metropolitan area, the University campus is sited right in the middle of the city. Apart from offering superb educational alternatives, in all the fields as well as architecture, it provides also for a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle for the youth. Regarding research and innovations, the University is highly ranked promising not to break the tradition. The University is also very well connected, another true benefit for its dear students.
TU Dresden
The symbiosis of Architecture and Landscape, commonly very rare around the state of Germany is the trade-mark of the University of Dresden, moreover the Faculty of Architecture. The University of Dresden in internationally known for its practice oriented teaching and genuine research. Balancing of the theoretical, artistic, technical and ecological aspects of our living environment is the basis for all work at the faculty.
The University policy is careful enough not to concentrate only on the theoretical course but also convey several excursions in order for their students to have the chance to rehearse their competence in small group projects, just like any other professional does in the real world.

Top 10 German Universities to Study German Language and Literature
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Which other country would be more suitable to study German Language and Literature than Germany? The country of poets and thinkers, as Germany is referred to hosts ages of traditional Universities that provide an excellent syllabus into mastering this beautiful and rich language. For the students who are heading in this direction, into becoming a true master of the German language, native or foreigner, Zeit Online came up with certain criteria based on what students are mostly looking for in a German Language University unraveling the tight list of top 10 Universities that accomplish each and every one of them in flying colors. Languages are a complex field where literature is one obscure domain highly difficult to elaborate. According to Zeit Onlines predetermined criteria as follows, I was able to find the 10 best Universities to study German language and literature in Germany.
  • Library – Students assessed the availability of literature required for studies, the stock of books and specialist publications, the user support, the possibility of literature research, the availability of workstations in the libraries as well the opening and lending times. Additionally the students of English Studies/American Studies and Romance Studies assessed the range of primary literature in the target language and history students assessed the range historical sources
  • School practice – For teaching qualification subjects the index contains judgments about, how subject related didactics were taught as well as preparation and evaluation of the practical school studies.
  • Courses Offered – Students assessed amongst other things the breadth of content, the international orientation and the interdisciplinary relevance within the teaching. In addition to this there are also subject-specific criteria e.g. language training and the courses offered in the target language in the areas of English Studies/American Studies and Romance Studies, the program of field trips for history students and the quality of methodology training for psychology students
  • Research Reputation – Which tertiary institutions are the leading ones according to the opinion of the professors in research? Naming the own tertiary institution was not taken into consideration.
  • Teacher Support – Students assessed the accessibility of the lecturers, the teachers consulting hours, informal support by the teachers, review of homework and term papers.
As the predetermined criteria are all based in student judgments, alumni judgments, professor judgments and facts, when it comes to research, syllabus, the teacher expertise and mentoring or practice based interventions the following Universities reach the top ten list.
Mannheim University
The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinct profile, its business orientation and its international approach. Various rankings, awards and evaluations classify the University of Mannheim as one of the leading universities in Germany. Mannheim’s renowned Economics and Social Sciences Programs are closely intertwined with Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. The University of Mannheim is mainly located in Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany. Since the fall semester 2011, the University of Mannheim and the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) jointly offer the consecutive M.A. ‘Intercultural German Studies’. Students study one year in Germany and one year in Canada and earn a joint degree of both universities. The program offers a broad interdisciplinary framework for German language and literature studies.
Augsburg University
The University of Augsburg campus is one of the most congenial places to study in Germany. Situated near the city centre of Augsburg, the campus is spacious without being overwhelming. The modern buildings, functional and yet architecturally appealing, blend into a landscaped park with grassy areas, a lake, fountains and several sculptures by contemporary artists. The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970. It is one of the new, modern universities in Bavaria, and with approximately 15,000 students it is of a manageable size. The University of Augsburg provides the ideal conditions for completing a degree program successfully and within a reasonable time frame. Ever since it was founded, the University has been committed to reform and innovation. Seven faculties have been established, each with long-term strategies for development and using the most up-to-date facilities available.


Ruhr University – Bochum
Located in the midst of the dynamic, hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) with its 20 faculties, RUB’s disciplinary institutional units, is home to 5,000 employees and over 36,500 students from 130 countries. All the great scientific disciplines are united on one compact campus. The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st Century. Almost all courses are offered as Bachelor and Master Degree programs.
Heidelberg University
Founded in 1386, it is the oldest university in Germany and was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire. Heidelberg has been a coeducational institution since 1899. Today the university consists of twelve faculties and offers degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in some 100 disciplines. International students from some 130 countries account for more than 20 percent of the entire student body. The University Library is the main library of the university, and constitutes together with the decentralized libraries of the faculties and institutes, the integral university library system comprising approximately 6.7 million printed books.
Kassel University
The University is a technical college, educational entity, and research institution. An Either-Or has been imposed between these three possibilities. Within the ‘concept of the university’, however, these purposes constitute an inseparable unity. These purposes may not be separated from each other without both destroying the spiritual substance of the university and becoming stunted themselves. All three purposes are elements of a living whole. “The University Kassel, with its 17,000 students, 2,200 employees, its 18 departments, its institutes and its academic centers, offers academic programs with various admission and degree opportunities like Bachelor and Masters. The Hessen International Summer University (ISU) has become an internationally oriented


LMU Munich
As a genuine “universitas” LMU Munich has the unique opportunity and a deep obligation to deal with the ever more complex questions facing humankind, society, culture, the environment and technology by creating interdisciplinary solutions. In terms of student numbers, the Faculty of Languages and Literatures is the largest faculty at LMU Munich. Conducting quality research at international level, the three departments and a number of interdisciplinary working groups offer a range of languages, literatures, and cultures that is unique in Germany, covering both living and historical languages. Research- and practice-oriented subjects, such as German as a foreign language, book studies, and media didactics, strategically prepare students for a broad and rich professional life in a society in which cross-cultural communication skills are among the most important qualifications.
Osnabruck University
The specific profile of the School of Language and Literary Studies is shaped by the combination of comprehensive Language and Literary Studies with classical Latin philology and by the modern languages of English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. One of the joint elements of teaching that define its profile is Teacher Education and the participation of all departments in the polyvalent Dual Major Bachelor’s Degree and Teacher Education degree programs. The departments are committed to the University’s core objective of promoting research-based Teacher Education, which they see as a task to be tackled throughout the University by all departments. This commitment is illustrated not only by the projects realized in the departments, but above all by their involvement in the Center for Teacher Education (German), which aims to ensure a fair balance between scientific disciplines and didactics. Outside the University, the School has numerous relationships with facilities within the City of Osnabrück and the rural district. For example, members of the School’s teaching staff play an active role in teacher education and training; projects are carried out with many local schools in which pupils and teachers are introduced to and involved in university life and the departments of the School of Language and Literary Studies.
Kiel University
Students will take the degree at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. Kiel is a modern city on a beautiful inlet of the Baltic Sea, near the Danish border. Berlin, Amsterdam, or Copenhagen are within easy distance, and an overnight boat trip takes you to Oslo. Many water sports are available, including sailing and windsurfing. The curriculum includes language and culture courses from beginning to advanced levels at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. They are taught by experienced German language teachers and native speakers from the Kiel/Hamburg area. Students may also take advantage of the German tutors (usually students at the University in Kiel), who engage program participants in various extracurricular activities such as cooking, sports, going out and attending events around the city. The Intensive German Language program will run in conjunction with the International Studies Kiel program that fulfills International Studies major requirements. Interested students will have the option to take courses from both programs.
RWTH Aachen
With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. 37917 students in 126 courses of study are registered for the winter semester of 2012/13, including almost 5000 international students from more than 120 countries. Teaching at RWTH Aachen is first and foremost application-oriented. Its graduates are therefore sought-after as junior executives and leaders in business and industry.
Siegen University
The University of Siegen library currently primarily offers stock of relevance to the subjects taught at the university. In addition to print media, the range of digital resources is continually being expanded. Maintaining stock at 4 different sites means that the respective departments are guaranteed direct access the information relevant to their specialisation and topic. Any literature not held can be acquired via the interlibrary loan system. Key skills relating to targeted information searches are taught within the scope of a range of training courses.

7 German universities are listed in the top 100 Global Employability University Ranking 2013
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Survey ranks universities on their reputation among employers.
The list is compiled by French human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute.
It is based on responses from 2,700 recruiters in 20 countries, who were asked which of their local universities produced the best graduates.
Global Employability University Ranking 2013 top 100
Rank
Institution
Country
1
University of Oxford
Great Britain
2
Harvard University
USA
3
University of Cambridge
Great Britain
4
Stanford University
USA
5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
USA
6
Princeton University
USA
7
Columbia University
USA
8
Yale University
USA
9
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
USA
10
The University of Tokyo
Japan
11
Technische Universität München
Germany
12
University of California, Berkeley
USA
13
University College London (UCL)
Great Britain
14
University of Toronto
Canada
15
University of Edinburgh
Great Britain
16
École Polytechnique
France
17
HEC Paris
France
18
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
19
École Normale Supérieure
France
20
Australian National University
Australia
21
Imperial College London
Great Britain
22
Brown University
USA
23
Indian Institute of Science
India
24
University of Chicago
USA
25
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
26
Peking University
China
27
University of Manchester
Great Britain
28
Universität Heidelberg
Germany
29
New York University (NYU)
USA
30
McGill University
Canada
31
Duke University
USA
32
Boston University
USA
33
Monash University
Australia
34
IE University
Spain
35
Johns Hopkins University
USA
36
University of Navarra
Spain
37
King’s College London
Great Britain
38
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich)
Switzerland
39
Cornell University
USA
40
Mines ParisTech
France
41
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Great Britain
42
Kyoto University
Japan
43
Fudan University
China
44
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
USA
45
University of Nottingham
Great Britain
46
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Italy
47
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Germany
48
École Centrale Paris
France
49
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
50
University of Melbourne
Australia
51
University of British Columbia
Canada
52
Indian School of Business
India
53
Carnegie Mellon University
USA
54
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
55
University of New South Wales
Australia
56
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China
57
University of Birmingham
Great Britain
58
Dartmouth College
USA
59
University of Montreal
Canada
60
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Germany
61
University of Zürich
Switzerland
62
University of Pennsylvania
USA
63
Georgetown University
USA
64
Tsinghua University
China
65
Université de Lausanne
Switzerland
66
University of Bristol
Great Britain
67
Ghent University
Belgium
68
École de Management de Lyon
France
69
Stockholm University
Sweden
70
Northwestern University
USA
71
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
72
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands
73
McMaster University
Canada
74
Politecnico di Milano
Italy
75
ESSEC Business School
France
76
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Germany
77
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
78
University of California, San Francisco
USA
79
London Business School
Great Britain
80
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Germany
81
University of Southern California
USA
82
Boston College
USA
83
University of Groningen
The Netherlands
84
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
85
Brigham Young University
USA
86
KU Leuven
Belgium
87
University of Washington
USA
88
Ohio State University
USA
89
Washington University in Saint Louis
USA
90
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
91
University of California, San Diego
USA
92
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Germany
93
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Brazil
94
Universität Basel
Switzerland
95
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
96
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA
97
University of Michigan
USA
98
University of Virginia
USA
99
University of Helsinki
Finland
100
Sciences Po
France