Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

On October 1, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a union of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe, based on the KIT Merger Act in July 2009. KIT combined the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with teaching and research tasks as well as a large-scale research center of the Helmholtz Association conducting programme-oriented provident research. Within these missions, KIT operates with three strategic field pillars: research, teaching and innovation. By focusing on these areas of concentration, KIT strives to:

  • Attract the best experts from all over the world

  • Set standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists

  • Become the leading European center of energy research

  • Play a role in nanosciences that will be visible worldwide

  • Be a leading innovation partner of industry

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