Special networks link the engineering and natural sciences with the social and economic sciences and distinguish the University of Kaiserslautern as the only university in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with a strong orientation on technology. It consists of 12 departments and offers over 100 courses of study to up to 15,000 students. Our Center for Distance Studies and Continuing Education is Germany's second largest provider in Graduate Distance Education.
The University of Kaiserslautern is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and higher education. It is located amidst a high-profile cluster of research centers and technology transfer institutes and forms part of the Science Alliance Kaiserslautern e.V. Close to the campus several research centers are lined up in the so called "science mile" and offer students, researchers and companies multiple opportunities. Due to this fact, Kaiserslautern is recognized as one of the largest IT clusters in all of Europe.