Kaiserslautern University of Technology

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University of Kaiserslautern
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Seal of University of Kaiserslautern
Established 1970
Type Public
Chancellor Stefan Lorenz
President Helmut J. Schmidt
Students 12,510 (Winter term 2010/11)
Location Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Website www.uni-kl.de

The University of Kaiserslautern (German Technische Universität Kaiserslautern) is a research university in Kaiserslautern, Germany. It was founded in 1970 and is organized into 12 faculties.


The University of Kaiserslautern was founded on 13 July 1970. Earlier it was part of the twin University Trier/Kaiserslautern. In the winter semester 1970/1971 student and scientific activities started with the matriculation of 191 new students the faculties in Mathematics, Physics and Technology. In 1972 the set-up of the faculties Chemistry and Biology gave a boost to the extension of a scientifically specialized structure. At the same time the faculty of Technology was split into the faculties Mechanical Engineering and Electrotechnology, Architecture/Regional and Environmental Planning/Educational Sciences.

The university became independent after the separation from its partner University of Trier in 1975. The following faculties, which were established successively, continuously strengthened the university’s scientific character: Electrotechnology (1975), later Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999), Computer Science (1975), Engineering (1975), later Mechanical and Process Engineering (1995), Architecture/Regional and Environmental Planning/Civil Engineering (1978–1979) and Social and Economic Studies (1985). The official name of the University is Technische Universität Kaiserslautern according to the new law on Higher Education of the Land Rhineland Palatinate which came into force on 1 September 2003.

There are currently 12,510 students registered at the university (2010).


Administration building of the university


These are the 12 faculties in which the university is divided:

Research fields[edit]

Main fields of research in the university are:

  • Active substances for the future
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovative lightweight construction
  • Materials for micro and nanosystems (MINAS)
  • Mathematics and implementation
  • Optical technologies and laser-induced processes
  • Mobile Radio Communication
  • Autonomous Robots

Research institutes and centres[edit]

There are many research institutes and centres associated with the university:

Location and Contact[edit]

Contact point for international graduate students and PhD candidates (application, housing, etc.)
Tel: 0049-(0)631-205-4998
Fax: 0049-(0)631-205-3457
E-mail: info[at]isgs.uni-kl.de
  • Students' Service Centre:
Contact point for students and applicants of the University of Kaiserslautern
Hotline: 0049-(0)631-205-5252
From Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
E-mail: service@uni-kl.de
  • Postal Address
TU Kaiserslautern
Postfach 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern
Tel: 0049-(0)631-205-0
Fax: 0049-(0)631-205-3200
E-mail: info@uni-kl.de
  • Delivery Address
TU Kaiserslautern
67663 Kaiserslautern

Degree Programmes taught in English[edit]

The university offers the following English-language degree programmes:


Electrical and Computer Engineering[edit]


  • M.Sc. Mathematics International
  • M.Sc. Technomathematics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Economathematics

Computer Sciences[edit]


PhD Programmes taught in English[edit]

  • Mathematics in Industry and Commerce
  • Computer Science

Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Mathematics as a Key Technology
  • Commercial Vehicle Technology
  • Klaus Tschira Graduate School on the Architecture of Highly Reliable Software Systems
  • Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems (MATCOR)
  • Condensed Matter Systems with Variable Many-Body Interactions

Doctoral Research Training Groups taught in English[edit]

  • Mathematics and Practice
  • Engineering Materials at Multiple Scales
  • Molecular, physiological and pharmacological analysis of cellular membrane transport
  • Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Physics
  • Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets
  • Engineering Materials and Processes
  • Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling (DASMOD)

Well-known Professors[edit]

Sports Facilities[edit]

The university has a Sports Hall in building 28 which includes facilities for badminton, gym, table tennis, etc. Running, hockey, basketball and football can be played in the accompanying sports grounds.

Website: [4] (German)

Associations and student initiatives[edit]

  • Referat für Ausländer des AStA der TU Kaiserslautern - student government and service bureau for international students
  • AEGEE-Kaiserslautern - local group of the European Students' Forum, fostering intercultural exchange and cross-border communication and striving for European integration
  • AG-Auslandskontakte - international exchange programs of the University of Kaiserslautern
  • STEP e.V. - a non-profit organization to support foreign exchange of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics
  • EMECS-thon - an embedded systems marathon open to all students from EMECS consortial universities and partner universities, where the participating teams have 48 hours to develop an embedded systems project from scratch. The event is carried out simultaneously in the universities of the EMECS consortium, as well as in several partner universities each year.

Eating Places[edit]

  • Main Cafeteria (Mensa)
Location: University building Nr 30 (first floor)
Opening Times: Main Menu I and II: Monday to Friday: 11:30 till 13:45
Freeflow-Buffet: Monday to Thursday: 11:15 till 14:00
Weekly Menu: [5] (German)
  • Cafeteria Atrium
Location: University building Nr. 30 (ground floor)
Daily Menu: [6] (German)
Dinner menu: [7] (German)
Opening Times: Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 17:30 till 18:30 (only during lectures period)
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 till 18:30 and Friday: 8:00 till 14:30 (during lectures period)
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 till 16:00 and Friday: 8:00 till 14:30 (during lecture-free period
  • Bistro 36
Location: University building 36
Opening Times: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 till 14:30 and Friday: 8:30 till 13:30 (open only during lectures period)
  • Pavillon 1
Location: University building 1
Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 9:00 till 14:00 (open only during lectures period)
  • Pavillon 52
Location: University building 52
Opening Time: Monday to Friday: 9:00 till 13:30 (open only during lectures period)
  • Fraunhofer Cafeteria
Location: Fraunhofer, Trippstadter str.
Menu: [8]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°25′26″N 7°45′11″E / 49.42389°N 7.75306°E / 49.42389; 7.75306