The KU - Modern university with a rich tradition

The KU is a modern university with a tradition that goes back several centuries. Studying and researching in Eichstätt and Ingolstadt means working in a welcoming atmosphere where small groups, individual consultation, and close working relationships are the norm. The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt ensures that the specialist knowledge and social skills that its students gain are rooted in Christian values. It is characterized by excellent teaching, strong research, and social responsibility.


Mission Statement

The mission of a Catholic university is to dedicate itself to the truth unconditionally. The KU fulfills this mission in scientific autonomy and freedom of research and teaching.


The KU was granted university status on April 1, 1980, by the Bavarian bishops. Its roots can be traced back to the 16th century.

Rankings & awards

In the rankings published by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) or magazines such as the “Wirtschaftswoche”, a German weekly business news magazine, KU subjects such as Business Administration (Ingolstadt School of Management), Geography or Political Science (Eichstätt) are regularly awarded top rankings. Convince yourself!

Top positions for KU

Every three years, the ranking of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) updates the assessments for one third of the subjects at universities in Germany. According to the CHE, the ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed comparison of higher education institutions in the German-speaking world, with around 120,000 students surveyed and more than 300 universities and colleges examined.

The positive ratings confirm the above-average results that KU also regularly achieves in other surveys, such as the study quality monitor (Studienqualitätsmonitor), the evaluation portal StudyCheck or the Bavarian Graduate Survey.