Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 06/2008

KSC Friends Sponsor the KIT

Enterprises Finance an Advertising Banner in the Wildpark Stadium
The KIT ad in the Wildpark stadium.
Photo by: Lilith Paul

Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost
Press Officer

Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 721/608-2089
Fax: +49 (0) 721/608-3658

Friends of the Karlsruher SC sponsor the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The sponsors of the soccer club that plays in Germany’s Bundesliga are financing an advertising banner in the Wildpark stadium. This ad shall make the KIT known to the fans in the stadium and the TV audience all over Germany.

For details, please contact: Public Relations and Marketing
Klaus Rümmele

Phone: +49 (0)721 608-8153
Fax: +49 (0) 721 608-3658


Following the success of the Universität Karlsruhe in the excellence initiative in 2006, the friends had the idea to “finance an advertising banner for the elite university”, tells Paul-Heinz Ludwig, chairman of this club of friends. While celebrating the promotion of the KSC to the first division of Germany’s soccer league, Ludwig informed rector Horst Hippler about his idea. Very soon, the entrepreneurs, united by their friendship to the KSC, agreed to finance a KIT advertising banner. According to Ludwig, this banner also shall acknowledge the contributions made by the Universität and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe to the development of the city and region of Karlsruhe: “Some entrepreneurs have graduated from the University - and many enterprises gain resources from the KIT.” Moreover, the KSC and the University have been good neighbors for many years. Among others, the University’s Institute for Sports and Sports Science supports the soccer club in the organization of their training and analysis of soccer games.

On February 02, the KSC will start the second round by playing at home against the 1. FC Nuremberg. For the first time, a large audience will see the advertising banner and, according to rector Hippler, “help us in making the KIT known to a broad public beyond professional circles”.

Strong partners in Karlsruhe: Entrepreneurs from the club of KSC friends and rector Hippler (third from the right). Photo by: Lilith Paul

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Altogether, it has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million Euros.

The KIT will be an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. KIT shall attract the best experts from all over the world, set new standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists, and establish the leading European center in the field of energy research. KIT will assume a leading role in nanosciences worldwide. It is the objective of KIT to be one of the most important cooperation partners of industry.

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Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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