History and
Present of the RPTU


With more than 20,000 students, 290 professorships and 160 degree programs, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau is the second largest university in the state. The RPTU has existed since 2023 and emerged from the TU Kaiserslautern and the University in Landau.


Since January 1, 2023, the University of Kaiserslautern and the University in Landau together form the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). With over 20,000 students and more than 300 professors, the RPTU is the second largest academic institution in the state.

On February 01, 2023, the new RPTU was celebrated at a ceremony in Hambach Castle with Minister President Malu Dreyer, the Chairman of the German Rectors' Conference Prof. Peter-André Alt and numerous guests from science, politics, business and society.



In June, in addition to a number of other statutes, the first constitution of the future University of Kaiserslautern-Landau is unanimously and jointly adopted by both Senate committees.



Senate committees from both campuses make initial decisions in joint meetings. In July, the mission statement of the future university is unanimously approved.



The TU Kaiserslautern and the Campus Landau are jointly developing (as far as Corona allows) the first academic and organizational foundations of their common future in two steering committees.

In fall 2020, the "State Law on the Restructuring of the University Locations Kaiserslautern, Landau and Koblenz" will come into force.



The Council of Ministers decides to separate the University of Koblenz-Landau. The Koblenz campus is to be independent and the Landau campus is to be merged with the TU Kaiserslautern Six working groups prepare this university reform, which is unique in Germany so far.


Expert Report University Future Program Rhineland-Palatinate questions the structure of the University of Koblenz-Landau and suggests closer cooperation between TU Kaiserslautern and the Landau campus in the sense of a more regional orientation of the university system.
















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