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 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. 

Excellent support for new students

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


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

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