The academic programme at our faculty enjoys an exceptionally good reputation – one that has received high honors and recognition.
In 2008, an excellence prize has been awarded to our study programmes in the "Exzellenzwettbewerb Studium und Lehre" of the federal state Rhineland-Palatinate. Moreover, the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) awarded a 2nd prize in the nationwide competition "Beispielhafte Anerkennung 2013" to the Department of Mathematics at TUK.
In addition, already five professors of our faculty have been awarded a federal state teaching prize for teaching excellence. And, last bot not least, in all german university rankings since 2003, TU Kaiserslautern has been one of the top ranking universities in mathematics.
The Department of Mathematics is one of the founding departments of the University. As with most newly founded universities since the 1970s, it is not subdivided into institutes and / or chairs. Units are rather the professorships with their associated scientific and non-scientific staff. However, some of the units have joined to form larger working groups (AGs) which are organized in four main areas of teaching and research:
Apart from that, there are three central units: the dean's office with the administrative director of the department and further scientific and non-scientific staff for central scientific affairs and teaching duties (e.g. lectures for students of other departments), the Graduate School „Mathematics as a Key Technology“, as well as the „Kompetenzzentrum für Mathematische Modellierung in MINT-Projekten in der Schule (KOMMS)“ with their staff.