6 June 2011
trendence Graduate Barometer 2011
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences receives excellent ratings from its students for the degree programs Computer Science and Business Information Systems
This was the thirteenth "trendence Graduate Barometer - German IT Edition", an annual national comparative survey, the trendence Institute in Berlin conducted, asking students nearing their final exams about their career ambitions, the most popular employers and their university. 6,935 students from 51 German universities participated in this year's study.
Students in the Computer Science and Business Information Systems programs of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences praised their university – rating it "top university" on seven out of eleven factors. HsKA was further rated Germany’s university number one for its career consulting services (so-called “career services”) among the universities and universities of applied sciences. Moreover, it was first among the universities of applied sciences and second among all universities in Germany for its academic support. On a national level, it also took second place for the practical orientation of its curriculum, quality of teaching, and cooperation with the industry. Among the universities of applied sciences it ranks third for the quality and up-to-date materials of its academic library. This corresponds to the eighth place among all German universities. "We’re extremely pleased with this result which reflects the positive response from our students over the past few years to the numerous measures that we’ve taken to improve the standard of our academic library, including the close cooperation with the library of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)," HsKA President Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Meisel says. With regard to the university services, i.e. the administrative student services and the Registrar's office, HsKA has obtained rank 4 among all German universities of applied sciences, which translates into rank 8 among all German universities.
"The study results again confirm the excellent reputation and high quality of teaching at our university," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Meisel. "Another factor mentioned in this study shows how important this ranking actually is for our university: 75% of our students who participated in the survey said that they had opted for Karlsruhe University of Applied Science because of the university's good ranking." The IT students of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences who are about to take their final exams are much more optimistic about their future than their German fellow students: roughly 53% of the students are confident that they will find an adequate job in less than three months, and almost 90% within five months. On average, only one third of the German IT students think they will find a job within three months and 75% believe it will take them up to five months.