Organization:University of Stuttgart

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University of Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart
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Former names
Stuttgart Institute of Technology
BudgetEUR 420 million[1]
ChancellorJan Gerken
PresidentWolfram Ressel
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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AffiliationsGerman Universities Excellence Initiative
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The University of Stuttgart (German: Universität Stuttgart) is a research university located in Stuttgart, Germany . It was founded in 1829 and is organized into 10 faculties. It is one of the oldest technical universities in Germany with highly ranked programs in civil, mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering. It is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology. The university is especially known for its reputation in the fields of advanced automotive engineering, efficient industrial and automated manufacturing, process engineering, aerospace engineering and activity-based costing.


Technische Hochschule Stuttgart 1929, art deco cast iron plaque medal to the 100th anniversary.

From 1770 to 1794, the Karlsschule was the first university in Stuttgart. Located in Stuttgart-Hohenheim, it has since 1818 been the University of Hohenheim and is not related to the University of Stuttgart, except for some joint activities.

What is now the University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829, and celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2004. Because of the increasing importance of the technical sciences and instruction in these fields, from 1876 the university was known as the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart (Stuttgart Institute of Technology). In 1900 it was awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees in the technical disciplines. The development of the courses of study at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart led to its renaming in 1967 to the present-day "Universität Stuttgart". With this change of name came along a built-up of new fields, such as history of science and technology and the social sciences, and the extension of existing ones, such as history and art history.

Since the end of the 1950s, a part of the university has been located in the suburb of Stuttgart-Vaihingen. Most technical subjects (computer science, engineering, etc.) are located in Vaihingen, while the humanities, the social sciences, architecture, and similar topics are still located in the city center campus.[citation needed]


The university is divided into 10 faculties:[4]

  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Civil- and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Energy-, Process- and Bio-Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy
  • Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Ranking and reputation

Template:Infobox world university ranking Universität Stuttgart is consistently ranked among the world's top universities in various international ranking surveys such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education Supplement which ranks over 1000 universities worldwide. As of 2017, University of Stuttgart is ranked 79th in the world in the field of Engineering & Technology according to QS World University Rankings.[5] University of Stuttgart is one of the best universities in the fields of mechanical, aeronautical, and manufacturing engineering[6] (42nd worldwide and 3rd best in Germany) and has been ranked several times as one of the best engineering universities in Germany .[7]

Notable alumni

  • Gunnar Birkerts, architect
  • Gustav Bauernfeind, German painter, illustrator and architect of Jewish origin
  • Volker Beck
  • Achilles Papapetrou
  • Günter Behnisch, famous German architect
  • Gottlieb Daimler, Germany's most famous engineer: The Inventor of "The Automobile" and co-founder (together with Carl Benz) of Mercedes-Benz
  • Gerhard Ertl
  • Max Eyth
  • Gego
  • Rudolf Haag, physicist
  • Ernst Heinkel
  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer
  • Wunibald Kamm
  • Heinz-Hermann Koelle
  • Berthold Leibinger
  • Fritz Leonhardt
  • Michael Macht, former CEO of Porsche AG
  • Wilhelm Maybach, famous German engineer and automobile designer
  • Ulf Merbold
  • Frieder Nake
  • Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO ABB Group
  • Horst Störmer, physicist, Nobel prize winner
  • Gerald Fredrick Töben
  • Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen AG
  • Martin Jetter, CEO of IBM Deutschland GmbH and IBM Japan, Ltd.
  • Karl Ramsayer, German geodesist, pioneer of global and German flight navigation
  • Hartmut Esslinger, Industry Designer, Apple Macintosh, Lufthansa, Windows XP, SAP Designer

See also

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External links

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