University of Stuttgart
The University of Stuttgart (German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

 Universität Stuttgart) is a university located in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It was founded in 1829 and is organized in 10 faculties.

It is one of the top nine leading technical universities in Germany (TU9) with highly ranked programs in civil, mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering.

The University of Stuttgart is especially known for its excellent reputation in the fields of advanced automotive engineering, efficient industrial and automatical manufacturing, process engineering, aerospace technology and activity based costing (corporate finance & controlling). The academic tradition of the University of Stuttgart goes back to its probably most famous graduate student Gottlieb Daimler - the Inventor of the Automobile.

The University of Stuttgart, as well as Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Darmstadt and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, represents one of the four members of the South German Axis of Advanced Engineering and Management. These four universities, in combination with RWTH Aachen are the top five universities of the before mentioned TU9.


From 1770 to 1794, the Karlsschule was the first university in Stuttgart. Located in Stuttgart-Hohenheim, it has since 1818 been the University of Hohenheim
University of Hohenheim
The University of Hohenheim is a university in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1818 it is Stuttgart's oldest university and one of Germany's leading universities both in agricultural sciences and economics.-History:...

 and is not related to the University of Stuttgart, except for some joint activities.

What is now the University of Stuttgart was founded in 1829, and celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2004. Because of the increasing importance of the technical sciences and instruction in these fields, from 1876 the university was known as the Technical College. In 1900 it was awarded the right to grant doctoral degrees in the technical disciplines. The development of the courses of study at the Technical College of Stuttgart led to its renaming in 1967 to the present-day "Universität Stuttgart".

Since the end of the 1950s, a part of the university has been located in the suburb of Stuttgart-Vaihingen. Most technical subjects (computer science, engineering, etc.) are located in Vaihingen, while social sciences, architecture, and similar topics are still located in the city center campus.

Famous students

  • Volker Beck
    Volker Beck
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  • Günter Behnisch
    Günter Behnisch
    Günter Behnisch was a German architect, born in Lockwitz, near Dresden. He was one of the most prominent architects representing deconstructivism....

     Famous German Architect
  • Gottlieb Daimler
    Gottlieb Daimler
    Gottlieb Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf , in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development...

     Germany's most famous engineer: The Inventor of the Automobile and co-founder (together with Carl Benz) of Mercedes-Benz
  • Gerhard Ertl
    Gerhard Ertl
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  • Max Eyth
    Max Eyth
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  • Ernst Heinkel
    Ernst Heinkel
    Dr. Ernst Heinkel was a German aircraft designer, manufacturer, Wehrwirtschaftführer in the Third Reich, and member of the Nazi party. His company Heinkel Flugzeugwerke produced the Heinkel He 178, the world's first turbojet aircraft and jet plane, and the Heinkel He 176, the first rocket aircraft...

  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer
    Rolf-Dieter Heuer
    Rolf-Dieter Heuer is a German particle physicist and the Director General of CERN since 2009.Heuer studied physics at the University of Stuttgart...

  • Wunibald Kamm
    Wunibald Kamm
    Wunibald Kamm was an automobile designer, engineer, and aerodynamicist. He is best known for his breakthrough in reducing car turbulence at high speeds; the style of car bodywork based on his research has come to be known as a Kammback or a Kamm-tail.-Design:One goal of automotive aerodynamics is...

  • Heinz-Hermann Koelle
    Heinz-Hermann Koelle
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  • Berthold Leibinger
    Berthold Leibinger
    Berthold Leibinger is a German engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is founder of the non-profit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung and Associate and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German company Trumpf.- His Life :Born in Stuttgart, Berthold Leibinger graduated with Abitur...

  • Fritz Leonhardt
    Fritz Leonhardt
    Fritz Leonhardt was a German structural engineer who made major contributions to 20th century bridge engineering, especially in the development of cable-stayed bridges...

  • Dr. h.c. Michael Macht Former CEO of Porsche AG
  • Wilhelm Maybach
    Wilhelm Maybach
    Wilhelm Maybach was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the "King of constructors"....

     Famous German engineer and automobile designer
  • Ulf Merbold
    Ulf Merbold
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  • Frieder Nake
    Frieder Nake
    Frieder Nake is a professor for computer graphics at the department for computer science at the University of Bremen and visiting professor for hypermedia design at the University of the Arts Bremen. He lives and works in Bremen, Germany.He has taught in Stuttgart, Toronto and Vancouver, and has...

  • Matthias Seifert
  • Gego
  • Horst Stormer
  • Gerald Fredrick Töben
    Gerald Fredrick Töben
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  • Dr. Martin Winterkorn CEO of Volkswagen AG
  • Dr. Dirk Notheis CEO of Morgan Stanley Germany
  • Wilfried Porth Member of the Board for HR of Daimler AG
  • Dr. Thomas Weber Member of the Board for R&D of Daimler AG
  • Prof. Jürgen Hubbert a.k.a. "Mr. Mercedes" - Former Member of the Board of Daimler AG
  • Dr. Jürgen Weber Former CEO of Lufthansa
  • Ulrich Walker Former CEO of Smart and CEO of Daimler North East Asia
  • Dr. Wieland Backes German TV host of SWR Nachtcafé
  • Dr. Klaus Zehender Head of Procurement of Daimler AG


The university is divided into 10 faculties:
  • Faculty of Architecture
    Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

     and Urban Planning
    Urban planning
    Urban planning incorporates areas such as economics, design, ecology, sociology, geography, law, political science, and statistics to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities....

  • Faculty of Civil
    Civil engineering
    Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings...

    - and Environmental Engineering
    Environmental engineering
    Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment , to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites...

  • Faculty of Chemistry
    Chemistry is the science of matter, especially its chemical reactions, but also its composition, structure and properties. Chemistry is concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms, and particularly with the properties of chemical bonds....

  • Faculty of Geo- and Biosciences
  • Faculty of Computer Science
    Computer science
    Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

    , Electrical Engineering
    Electrical engineering
    Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. The field first became an identifiable occupation in the late nineteenth century after commercialization of the electric telegraph and electrical...

     and Information Technology
    Information technology
    Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
    Aerospace engineering
    Aerospace engineering is the primary branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. It is divided into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering...

     and Geodesy
    Geodesy , also named geodetics, a branch of earth sciences, is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth, including its gravitational field, in a three-dimensional time-varying space. Geodesists also study geodynamical phenomena such as crustal...

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

  • Faculty of Mathematics
    Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity...

     and Physics
    Physics is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.Physics is one of the oldest academic...

  • Faculty of Humanities
    The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

  • Faculty of Management
    Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively...

    , Economics
    Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

     and Social Sciences
    Social sciences
    Social science is the field of study concerned with society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences usually exclusive of the administrative or managerial sciences...

See also

  • List of colleges and universities
  • List of early modern universities in Europe
  • Top Industrial Managers for Europe
    Top Industrial Managers for Europe
    Top Industrial Managers for Europe is a network of more than fifty engineering schools and faculties and technical universities....

  • Stuttgart
    Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

  • Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart
    Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart
    The Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart , , is a private, nonprofit research and development institute for the automobile and supplier industry, focusing on vehicle technology, engine technology, and vehicle mechatronics.It was established in 1930, and called the...

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