Certificates and audits

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.

System Accreditation

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.

Study programs

CHE Hochschulranking 2024/2025

In the CHE University Ranking 2024, the University of Stuttgart ranked in the top group for the subjects chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, geosciences, and social sciences in the category "Support for new students", scoring 11 or more points out of a possible 16. Furthermore, students studying chemistry, math and physics rated study program organization as "very good".

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 on HeyStudium on ZEIT ONLINE and in the ZEIT Study Guide 2024/25.

CHE-Ranking 2024

Occupational Health Management

The University of Stuttgart was awarded the Corporate Health Award – special honor "Healthy University" for corporate health management in 2023. After receiving the award in 2015, 2018 and 2020; the university has now been honored with the Corporate Health Award for the fourth time.

Corporate Health Award 2023

audit family-friendly university

The University of Stuttgart has been certified as a "family-friendly university" since 2012, and the certificate was confirmed again in 2015 and 2018. Since 2022, the University of Stuttgart has been allowed to hold the "family-friendly university" certificate indefinitely. A dialogue day is now held every three years to further develop the action program. The certificate is a Europe-wide seal of quality for family-friendly study conditions and a family-conscious employment policy.

Family-friendly university

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.

International strategies

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