University description (as per official university website)
The establishment of the University of Kaiserslautern was held on 13 July 1970 as part of the twin University Trier / Kaiserslautern. After the start of the study and academic life in the winter 1970/71 with the inclusion of 191 first year students in mathematics, physics and technology of further training and development of a technical-scientific structure was made with the establishment of the departments of chemistry and biology in 1972 and the breakdown of the Department of Technology in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering / Electrical and Architektur/Raum- and Environmental Planning / Educational Sciences. After the separation of the twin University in 1975 received the University of their autonomy. To further profiling with scientific identity in succession were the Departments "Electrical Engineering" (1975) later "Electrical and Information Technology" (1999), "computer science" (1975) and "Mechanical Engineering" (1975) later "Mechanical Engineering / Process" (1995), "Architektur/Raum- and Environmental Planning / Civil Engineering (1978-79) and" Social and Economic Studies (1985) was established. The entry into force of the new Higher Education in Rhineland-Palatinate 1 September 2003 is now the official name "Technical University of Kaiserslautern.
Studies and perspective
Future-oriented studies, practical training and modern infrastructure - these are the conditions that students at the University of Kaiserslautern in ten departments found with 85 courses of study. The only technical-scientific-oriented university in Rheinland-Pfalz has acquired since its founding in 1970, a considerable reputation and does the comparison with established technical universities do not shy away. Evidence of this is the last nation-wide university rankings by Spiegel and Focus, in which the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in various categories occupied top positions. English language courses also increase the attractiveness for internationally mobile students.
Studying in Kaiserslautern offers budding engineers and scientists an ideal preparation for their professional career. Industry internships and stays abroad are guarantors of a closely oriented to the professional practice, academic training. In addition, the students benefit from the many renowned research institutions that are directly on campus, or near, are located and cooperate in the field of applied research closely with the Technical University, for example, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Composite Materials, The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering and Techno-Industrial Mathematics.
With currently about 12 100 students the university campus has ensured a manageable size, excellent teacher ratios and better relations with the professors. In addition, the University of Kaiserslautern sophisticated equipment or facilities and excellent infrastructure, from the libraries of the labs up to its own data center. Good is also the housing situation for students: Close proximity to campus are more than 2,000 dormitory rooms available, all with free Internet access. The campus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern - idyllically situated on the outskirts of the Palatinate Forest - has much to offer beyond some of the specialized training. The university, from the German University Sports Association (adh) as a "university of the year 2007" is a very wide range of sporting activities and its attractive excursions an important component of leisure time activities of the university. Concerts, theater, films and exhibitions enliven the evening's cultural atmosphere on campus. Stock market games in numerous student groups - from astronomy to photography - everyone can indulge in his hobby. Numerous festivals, such as the Summer Ball, the student union fair for new students or the notorious summer round recreational activities from the University of Kaiserslautern.
By the way, Kaiserslautern was also the venue for the 2006 World Cup.
Architecture, Space and Environmental Planning, Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Mechanical and Process