The quality of a study program is audited using a certification procedure. The University of Stuttgart was reaccredited in 2019. This makes the University of Stuttgart the second university in Germany to have been reaccredited, as well as the first in Baden-Württemberg and the first of the TU9 universities. This accreditation shall remain in place until 2027.
CHE Hochschulranking 2021/2022
Once again, the current edition of the University Ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) have shown that new students receive excellent support at the University of Stuttgart. The ranking 2021/ 2022 shows also excellent results for the subjects Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology at the University of Stuttgart.
The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed comparison of universities in German-speaking countries, surveying approximately 120,000 students and examining more than 300 universities, colleges and universities of cooperative education. The results are published each May in the ZEIT guide to student life and online on the ZEIT CAMPUS website.
German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) Audit “Internationalization of Universities”
In 2016, the University of Stuttgart was awarded the “Internationalization of Universities” certificate from the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) audit. The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) has supported its member universities with the audit since 2009, which aims to enhance and develop the profile of its universities on the international stage.
The ‘Family-Friendly University Audit’
The University of Stuttgart has been certified as a “family-friendly university” since 2012, a certification which was re-awarded in 2018. This means the university is entitled to display the European “family-friendly university” certification logo for at least another three years. The University of Stuttgart is also a member of the business network ‘Success Factor Family’ as well as the network ‘Family at University’, and is a signatory to the ‘Family at University’ charter.
Corporate Health Award
Different audits and certification processes attest to the University of Stuttgart’s high standards in terms of teaching, as an international research university, and as an employer.
Digital Innovator 2021
The technology magazine CHIP evaluated patents from around the world which were registered by German applicants between 2017 and 2019, and took a closer look at those related to digital innovation. After extensive analysis, 186 out of a total of 2175 companies and organizations were considered as being particularly innovative. This included the University of Stuttgart as well as six other TU9 universities.