There are currently (status Dec. 2017) approximately 27,000 (or exactly 26,865) students studying at the University of Stuttgart. They are enrolled on around 170 study programs from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, linguistic and cultural sciences, and economic and social sciences. This number comprises approximately 80 Bachelor’s and 90 Master’s study programs. In total, seven of the Master’s programs are cooperative programs of work and study, six of these are online courses.
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As of 2018, eight of the collaborative research centers (CRC) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) are based in close proximity to the University of Stuttgart: the University of Stuttgart holds the position of spokesperson. Some of these collaborative research centers, the Transregios (TRR), are nationwide, which means research is carried out as a cooperation between various universities. The University of Stuttgart is also involved in each two additional CRCs and TRR.
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According to a study published in October 2017 by the Federal Statistics Office, in 2015 the University of Stuttgart was Germany’s second most successful university (not including medical facilities/health sciences) when it comes to third party funding for professorships: 664 900 euros were raised on average per professorship. Only the RWTH Aachen was more successful (875 900 euros). The TU Munich (633 100 Euro) came in third, just behind the University of Stuttgart.