Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


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Disaster Management: New Report of the CEDIM

Interdisciplinary KIT institution presents activities from 2017 to 2020 dissemination of Covid-19 current topic.

2020_088_biodiversitaet-im-gruenlandJena Experiment
Loss of Species Affects the Basis of Human Life

Jena Experiment: Biodiversity influences the functioning of ecosystems - Results in Nature Ecology & Evolution

2020_078_Geringere CO2-Emissionen durch Corona-Beschraenkungen noch nicht in der Atmosphaere erkennbar
Corona-induced CO2 Emission Reductions Are Not Yet Detectable in the Atmosphere

Effects of the Pandemic Will Be Detected in the Atmosphere Much Later – To Reach the Paris Climate Goals, Decade-long Measures Are Needed.

Dr. Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn appointed as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

The KIT Executive Board has appointed Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn as a KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow with effect from October 1, 2020 for a period of three years.

Until his retirement, Dr. Ziegahn was Head of the Division Natural and Built Environment. We congratulate him on this appointment and are very happy that the KIT can continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience.

New species extinction target proposed for global nature rescue plan

Scientists Demand Prominent Target to Lower Extinction Rates, Comparable to the 2-degree Climate Target.

2018_105_Energie sparen Ausschnitt
Saving Energy with User-friendly Buildings

Researchers from Karlsruhe and Ottawa Coordinate International Research Project on the Relationship between User Behavior and Energy Performance of Buildings

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KIT Supports Renovation of Maxau Rhine Bridge

Engineers at KIT Play a Major Role in Establishing the New Repair Process in Germany.

2019_025_Klimaziele von Paris - Ausschnitt
Climate Goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of Land Use

Researchers at KIT and the University of Edinburgh show that previous measures to reduce global warming through land use change are insufficient.

DFG Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather” enters 2nd phase

Consortium with Munich and Mainz focuses on deficiencies and challenges of weather prediction with the aim to improve forecast models.

2019_091_Ammoniak aus Landwirtschaft kann Wolken ueber Asien beeinflussen
Ammonia from Agriculture Influences Cloud Formation over Asia

Climate Researchers of KIT Solve the Puzzle of a Huge Aerosol Layer in the Atmosphere – Results will Improve Climate Models.


Better Prepared for Forest Fires

Cross-institute Project to Understand the Dynamics of Forest Fires and Mitigate the Risk.

2019_058_Crowd Oil Kraftstoffe Ausschnitt
Crowd Oil – Fuels From Air-conditioning Systems

Researchers Want to Use Air-conditioning and Ventilation Systems for Decentralized Production of Carbon-neutral Synthetic Fuels – Publication in Nature Communications

2018_16_Kraftwerke erzeugen mehr Ultrafeinstaub als Verkehr - Ausschnitt
Power Plants Produce More Ultrafine Dust than Traffic

KIT Researchers Find that Filtration Systems Are the Biggest Sources of Ultrafine Particles Worldwide and Have Considerable Impacts on Climate.

Under Extreme Heat and Drought, Trees Hardly Benefit from an Increased CO2 Level

Studies of Aleppo Pines Reveal: The Increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Concentration in the Atmosphere Does Not Compensate the Negative Effect of Climate Change.

Atmosphere Research in Permanent Ice

Neumayer Station III in Antarctica Celebrates 10th Anniversary – From Summer 2019, KIT Will Operate a New Measurement Instrument there.

Studie on Climate Protection: More Forest - Less Meat

Land-based Measures in Europe Require Food System Transformation – Simulations Reveal Relationships between Climatic and Socioeconomic Factors.