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420 million

Undergraduate tuition and fees
0 EUR (2016)

+49 711 6850


Bettina Buhlmann

Total enrollment
27,686 (2016)


University of Stuttgart

Former names
Technical College of Stuttgart

Motto in English
Science for the People, People for the Science

Keplerstraße 7, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Wissenschaft für die Menschen, Menschen für die Wissenschaft (Science for the People, People for the Science, Germany)

König Wilhelm von Württemberg

Notable alumni
Gerhard Ertl, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Martin Winterkorn, Berthold Leibinger, Günter Behnisch

Technical University of Munich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, University of Tübingen, RWTH Aachen University


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The University of Stuttgart (German: Universität Stuttgart) is a university located in Stuttgart, Germany. It was founded in 1829 and is organized into 10 faculties.


It is one of the top nine leading technical universities in Germany (TU9) with highly ranked programs in civil, mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering.

The University of Stuttgart is especially known for its excellent reputation in the fields of advanced automotive engineering, efficient industrial and automated manufacturing, process engineering, aerospace engineering and activity-based costing. The academic tradition of the University of Stuttgart goes back to its probably most famous graduate student: Gottlieb Daimler, the Inventor of the automobile.

Along with the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Darmstadt and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, it represents one of the four members of the South German Axis of Advanced Engineering and Management. These four universities, in combination with RWTH Aachen are the top five universities of the aforementioned TU9.

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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 Technical College. In 1900 it was awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees in the technical disciplines. The development of the courses of study at the Technical College of 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.

Ranking and reputation

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 2014, University of Stuttgart is ranked 85th in the world in the field of Engineering & Technology according to QS World University Rankings. University of Stuttgart is one of the best universities in the fields of mechanical, aeronautical, and manufacturing engineering (48th worldwide and 3rd best in Germany) and has been ranked several times as one of the best engineering universities in Germany.

Notable alumni

  • Mohamed Moussa, Lebanese
  • Jill Asemota, model
  • Gunnar Birkerts, architect
  • Gustav Bauernfeind, German painter, illustrator and architect of Jewish origin
  • Volker Beck
  • 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
  • Organization

    The university is divided into 10 faculties:

  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Civil- and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Energy Technology, Process Engineering and Biological 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 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
  • References

    University of Stuttgart Wikipedia

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