University of Stuttgart
The University of Stuttgart is a research-intensive university with a predominantly engineering and natural science orientation and its special profile includes linking these subject areas with humanities and social sciences. Its excellent position is reflected in both its projects, sponsored by the excellence initiative of the Federal Government and the States, the excellence cluster „Simulation Technology“ and the graduate school „Advanced Manufacturing Engineering“. Furthermore, the University of Stuttgart is currently supported with four special research areas by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (German Research Foundation), a trans-regional special research field as well as four transfer areas coordinating university. The ranking of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development) regularly shows the University of Stuttgart to be particularly strong in the field of research. And in terms of third party funds the University of Stuttgart has been at the very top nationwide for many years.