History, Affiliations and Rankings
On October 5, 1665, the University of Kiel was formally established. While the city fathers of Kiel certainly wanted to improve the city's long-term economic viability, they could never have predicted that the university would one day become the city's main employment. The university was founded in response to two developments: first, the dramatic increase in demand for well-educated priests as a result of the Reformation, and second, the admission of increasing numbers of well-educated commoners to the administration as civil servants with important responsibilities. All the programs offered at the university are fully accredited by the governing body. Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative since 2006. The University of Kiel secured the ranking of #=494 in the latest QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #262 in Best Global Universities, #113 in Best Global Universities in Europe and #20 in Best Global Universities in Germany.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus of Kiel University lies in Kiel's city centre. The campus is surrounded by a variety of libraries, parks, gymnasiums, restaurants, and cafes. The main structure of the university is located in a beautiful and clean environment. The institution provides over 190 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programmes in a variety of fields. Two master's degrees in economics are the Master of Quantitative Economics and the Master of Environmental and Resource Economics. Furthermore, the institute encourages its students to participate in international exchanges through the ERASMUS programme and university collaborations all over the world.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Expanding the application of artificial intelligence (AI) across all research fields, promoting the long-term digitalization of science in Schleswig-Holstein, and utilising the most recent computer science findings to address contemporary social and economic challenges in a targeted manner, are the objectives of Kiel University's new "KI@CAU Datencampus Kiel'' research project (CAU). The research unit of the university is the state's flagship department. Many accolades and honours have been conferred upon them by internationally renowned institutions. Franz Boas (1858–1942), anthropologist, Alice Bota (born 1979), journalist, Georg von Dadelsen (1918–2007), musicologist, Neue Bach-Ausgabe, and Gerhard Domagk, bacteriologist, Nobel laureate are just a few of the notable personalities linked with the college.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are around 26,000 students and 3,000 employees at the university. Because of its specialized scientific profile, the institution attracts a large number of students from the surrounding area as well as from across Germany and beyond. Over 9% of the student body is made up of overseas students. With a male to female ratio of 53:47, the student community is truly diversified. The university's Career Service staff provides customized assistance to students on the job market, job search, job application, career, and internship opportunities. The top employers of university graduates are EY, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, KPMG Deutschland, and PwC Deutschland.