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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.

University of Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart
Uni stuttgart signet.svg
Former names
Technical College of Stuttgart
Type Public
Established 1829
Budget 420 million[1]
Chancellor Jan Gerken
President Wolfram Ressel
Academic staff
3,152[1]
Administrative staff
1,794[1]
Students 27,686[2]
Undergraduates 13.136[3]
Postgraduates 7,309[3]
1,682[3]
Location Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Campus Urban/Suburban
Colors Anthracite, Dark Blue (“Mittelblau”) & Light Blue
Affiliations German Universities Excellence Initiative
PEGASUS
TU9
EUA
TIME
Website www.uni-stuttgart.de
Uni stuttgart logo english.svg

It is one of the oldest 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 reputation in the fields of advanced automotive engineering, efficient industrial and automated manufacturing, process engineering, aerospace engineering and activity-based costing. Probably the most famous graduate student from University of Stuttgart was Gottlieb Daimler, the inventor of the automobile.


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HistoryEdit

 
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 Institute of Technology (Technische Hochschule Stuttgart). 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]

OrganizationEdit

The university is divided into 10 faculties:[4]

Ranking and reputationEdit

University rankings
Global
QS World[5] 259

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.[6] University of Stuttgart is one of the best universities in the fields of mechanical, aeronautical, and manufacturing engineering[7] (42nd worldwide and 3rd best in Germany) and has been ranked several times as one of the best engineering universities in Germany.[8]

Notable alumniEdit

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