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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. The basis was the KIT Merger Act that was adopted unanimously by the Baden-Württemberg state parliament in July 2009. KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. With roundabout 8.000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 700 million, one of the largest research and teaching institutions worldwide is established in Karlsruhe. It has the potential to assume a top position worldwide in selected fields of research. The objective: KIT will become an institution of top research and excellent scientific education as well as a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. With KIT, an institution of excellent international research and teaching in natural sciences and engineering is being established: * KIT will attract the best experts from all over the world. * KIT will set standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists. * KIT will become the leading European center of energy research. * KIT will play a role in nanosciences that will be visible worldwide. * KIT will be a leading innovation partner of industry.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49(0)721 608-0
Fax: +49(0)721 608-4290
Email: info(@)kit.edu

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