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(28.04.2017)Mini Test Tubes Made of Water Drops

Spin-off from KIT develops laboratory technology that supersedes expensive pipetting robots in high-throughput screening.

Lackierung im Tauchbad (Foto: Eisenmann)
(27.04.2017)Electric Impulses Clean Industrial Water and Varnishes

KIT coordinates BMBF joint project for sustainable sterilisation of industrial water and varnishes by electric impulses.

Der globale Risikoindex für Weinregionen (Abbildung: James Daniell/KIT).
(27.04.2017)Global Risk Index for Wine Regions

Scientists at KIT examine, which regions are affected by natural disasters and how climate change may affect wine-growing.

Professor Oliver Kraft, Vizepräsident des KIT, beim March for Science Heidelberg (Foto: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(25.04.2017)KIT Joined Heidelberg March for Science

Professor Oliver Kraft, Vice President of KIT, held a speech at the Heidelberg March for Science.

(25.04.2017)Robustness of Chained Production Systems

For her thesis on this topic, Nicole Stricker has been awarded the "Südwestmetall-Förderpreis".

Johanna Wanka und Professor Holger Hanselka (Foto: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(25.04.2017)Hannover Messe: Minister Wanka Visits Stand of KIT

Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, visited the Hannover Messe with Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT.

(25.04.2017)Survey on Participation in March for Science

Results of an unrepresentative survey on the participation in the "March for Science" in Germany.

(25.04.2017)3D-Ink Eraser Developed

KIT developed a procedure that enables the erasing of 3D-printed microstructures from printers using Direct Laser Writing.

Presse Preview auf der Hannover Messe 2017 (Foto: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(24.04.2017)Hannover Messe: Lenses with Transparent Organic Solar Cells

At the start of Hannover Messe, KIT presented mobile applications of organic solar cells to about 80 media representatives.

(24.04.2017)Concert of KIT's Chamber Orchestra

The chamber orchestra of KIT will give its next concert on May 6 on KIT Campus South.

Komplizierte, hochgenaue Strukturen aus Glas lassen sich durch eine am KIT entwickelte Methode im 3D-Druck fertigen (Foto: KIT)
(20.04.2017)Nature: 3D Printing of Glass Is Now Possible

Using a new process developed by KIT, complex forms of glass can be printed in 3 dimensions.

(19.04.2017)Ten Years European Research Council

Video review of the event "erc = science²" at KIT on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the ERC.

(13.04.2017)Charity Swimming for "Schwimm Fix" Project

15-hour charity swimming for the "Schwimm Fix" project for elementary school children in Karlsruhe.

Die streifenförmigen Nanostrukturen in Perowskit-Solarzellen lassen sich mithilfe einer Form der Rasterkraftmikroskopie (schematisch dargestellt) nachweisen (Abbildung: Holger Röhm, Tobias Leonhard/KIT)
(13.04.2017)Photovoltaic Cells with Nanostrips

KIT scientists gain new insights into Perovskite solar cells.

(12.04.2017)American Football in Karlsruhe

27 years excitement for American Football: the KIT SC Engineers will compete in the regional league southwest this year.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, Präsident des KIT (Foto: Andrea Fabry, KIT)
(10.04.2017)Op-ed Article: "Science Has to Promote Its Values"

Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, comments on whether science has to engage politically when its freedom is threatened.

Holger Puchta (links) und Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Foto: KIT)
(07.04.2017)Two Researchers of KIT Receive ERC Advanced Grants

European Research Council (ERC) selects Holger Puchta and Wolfgang Wernsdorfer for funding through an ERC Advanced Grant.

(07.04.2017)"High Quality of Vocational Training"

Focus Money business magazine: KIT is one of Germany’s best training enterprises.

(06.04.2017)KIT is Partner Company of Top-class Sports

KIT was honored for supporting the sports career of the canoeist and KIT employee Cathrin Dürr.

Sonnenturm Jülich (Foto: DLR)
(06.04.2017)Storing Solar Power with Sulphur

KIT and partners develop solar tower power plant for cost-efficient power production based on the combustion of sulphur.


MINT-students at KIT can apply for the program from April 10 to May 7. An info event takes place at April 25.

Organische Solarzelle (Foto: Janek Benz, KIT)
(04.04.2017)KIT at the Hannover Messe

KIT presents innovative technologies for the energy turnaround, e-mobility and materials sciences as from April 24 at the Hannover Messe 2017.

(30.03.2017)Internationalization and Innovation at KIT

Thomas Hirth, vice president for innovation and international affairs, visits strategic partners in the Chinese province of Jiangsu and in Shanghai.

U-Multirank des KIT (Abbildung: U-Multirank)
(30.03.2017)KIT Strong in Research and Knowledge Transfer

In the "U-Multirank" especially research at KIT is in the top group in a series of indicators.

(30.03.2017)Well sorted: Bulk Material Plants Become Smarter

Optimized sorting system developed by KIT and Fraunhofer-Institute IOSB could save enormous resources.

(30.03.2017)Successful Annual Meeting on Dosimetry at KIT

The 16th annual meeting of EURADOS about monitoring and protection from radiation exposure took place at KIT.

(29.03.2017)FameLab: Success for KIT Earthquake Expert

Andreas Schäfer, PhD student at the Geophysical Institute of KIT, came second place.

(28.03.2017)Holiday Internship for Pupils

Engineering internship "design and construction" for pupils during the Easter holidays.

Wirbel unter der Borke (Abbildung: Claus Mattheck/KIT)
(28.03.2017)Vortexes as Wheels of Nature

KIT biomechanics expert Claus Mattheck transfers universal forms of trees to technical components.

Bikescanner (Foto: KIT/Markus Breig)
(28.03.2017)Top Performance Thanks to Optimal Settings

200 years after the invention of the bicycle, KIT’s Bikescanner can adjust a racing bike exactly to the cyclist.

(28.03.2017)Big Data Approach to Predict Protein Structure

Using a big data approach, researchers of KIT have developed a method to predict protein structures.

(27.03.2017)Enhanced Safety and Productivity at Shipyards

SchiV 3.0 project: KIT and partners develop indoor location system for dynamic surroundings.

Karlsruhe Science Film Award 2017 (Grafik: ZAK)
(24.03.2017)Karlsruhe Science Film Award 2017

Until May 15, filmmakers and scientists can submit competition entries for the "KIT Science Film Award."

Girls' Day (Foto: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(06.04.2017)Girls' Day 2017 at KIT

On April 27, KIT will present studies, vocational training, and work at various workshops.

(23.03.2017)Eucor Summer School 2017

"Economy – Science – Society: How do we shape our future?" - Application until April 30.

(23.03.2017)Bioinformatics: Parasites Stabilize Ecosystem

Bioinformaticians of KIT take part in the discovery and exploration of new species in tropical rainforests.

KIT.audio, Folge 4: Nationalismus in Europa – neue Gefahr oder altes Gepäck? (Grafik: Ken Pekarsky, KIT)
(23.03.2017)Nationalism in Europe – New Danger or Old Burden?

The current issue of the KIT.audio podcast covers the resurgence of nationalism.

Vorsicht, kein Trinkwasser. Lediglich 0,3 Prozent des Wassers auf der Erdoberfläche eignet sich als Trinkwasser (Foto: KIT)
(21.03.2017)Energy from Toilet Wastewater

Experts of the “Water-Energy Group” of KIT study possibilities to improve the handling of wastewater.

Weltweiter Marsch für die Wissenschaft am 22. April (Grafik / Logo: Science March Germany)
(20.03.2017)Worldwide March for Science

Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, is one of the supporters of the "March for Science" on April 22.

Fünf Jahre KIT-Stiftung (Grafik: IRM, KIT)
(17.03.2017)KIT Foundation: Lecture on Heritages

Lecture on the topic of inheritance, will, and provision for old age on March 30.

Ineffiziente Getreideernte (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.03.2017)A Fifth of the World’s Food Is Wasted

International study on the global food system: Overeating and “throwaway mentality” reduce global food security and damage the environment.

Seismograph SEIS am BFO (Foto: Björn Oldsen)
(16.03.2017)On The Way to Mars: Instrument Test in The Black Forest

Collective observatory BFO of KIT and the university of Stuttgart tests seismometer for NASA Mars mission.

(16.03.2017)Models for Customized Energy Systems

KIT coordinates “energy systems integration“ project under the “key future research topics“ program of the Helmholtz Association.

Damit Autos zukünftig alleine durch Karlsruhe fahren können, müssen bei Testfahrten erst die Streckendaten erhoben werden (Foto: FZI).
(15.03.2017)CeBIT: Autonomous Driving and Other Glimpses into the Future

At the joint CeBIT stand of KIT and FZI Research Center for Information Technology, visitors are invited to experience fascinating research.

(14.03.2017)KA-RaceIng In the Race With Autonomous Car

For the Formula Student Driverless KA-RaceIng constructs an electric racing car that is able to run the course autonomously.

(14.03.2017)The Wild Jungle – Not That Wild?

Data of KIT confirms that indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest domesticated tree species even before America’s discovery.

(14.03.2017)Application for the "Deutschlandstipendium"

From April 1 to 27, students can apply for a "Deutschlandstipendium."

(13.03.2017)Which University Suits Me?

The information event for students at March 15 at the DHBW Karlsruhe helps with choosing the right university.

(10.03.2017)Ten Years School Laboratory for Mathematics at KIT

The laboratory's goal is to familiarize children and youths with math in fun and games.

(Foto: Martin Lober, KIT)
(09.03.2017)KIT in the World’s Top 100 in Nine Subjects

KIT is in the top 100 of the "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017" in nine subjects.

Haupt-Spektrometer des Experiments KATRIN (Bild: KIT)
(09.03.2017)Network for Neutrino Research and Sensors

The international network Neutrino mass develops more precise detectors for particle physics experiments like KATRIN.

(09.03.2017)Reliable Molecular Toggle Switch developed

Scientists at KIT develop an electromechanic toggle switch measuring only one nanometer.

(09.03.2017)Information Event "Parents and Choice of Study Courses"

Information event on March 24 for partens who want to support their children in choosing study courses.

(07.03.2017)International Students are highly satisfied

Therefore KIT has been awarded with the „International Student Satisfaction Award“ 2016.

Kinder in Bewegung (Foto: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(07.03.2017)Congress: "Wie bringen wir Kinder in Schwung?"

Long-term study of KIT sports scientists on physical fitness of children and adolescents.

Professor Thomas Hirth und Dr. Sybill Storz KIT (Foto: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG)
(07.03.2017)KIT Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Vice President Hirth awarded founding donor Dr. Sybill Storz with the KIT Medal for Merit.

Zehn Jahre ERC (Grafik: ERC)
(06.03.2017)Ten Years ERC: European Top Level Research at KIT

Ten years European Research Council (ERC): KIT scientists present outstanding research projects in a ceremony at KIT.

(03.03.2017)Resource Protection: Foam Structures for Lightweight Construction

KIT develops innovative materials for lightweight construction in a cooperation project.

(03.03.2017)From Knowledge Management to Web Science

The 33. AIK-Symposium at March 24 discusses methods for gaining knowledge and value out of large data quantities.

Mit ihrer Bonuskarte sammeln Konsumenten beim Bezahlen Punkte. (Bild: KIT)
(01.03.2017)Privacy: Secrecy Obligation for the Digital Piggy Bank

KIT develops a digital bonus and payment system to better protect customer data.

(24.02.2017)Smart Data: SDIL of KIT Is in the TOP5 in Europe

The Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) is one of five European research platforms receiving the title “BDVA i-Space”.

(24.02.2017)Julius Wess Award 2016 Goes to Robert Klanner

Experimental physicist Robert Klanner is granted award for his contribution to the development of silicon trackers.

(24.02.2017)KIT’s Support of Startups Is Exemplary

KIT ranks 2nd in the 2016 Gründungsradar ranking of startup support services by the Stifterverband for Promoting Science and Education.

KIT.audio (Bild: KIT)
(22.02.2017)KIT.audio: Industry 4.0 in 9.0 Chapters

The 3rd episode of the science podcast addresses hopes and concerns relating to the Industry 4.0 vision.

21. Karlsruhe Dialogues (Picture: ZAK).
(22.02.2017)Karlsruhe Dialogues about Diversity, Democracy and Populism

From March 3 to 5, the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues invite to public discussions.

Autobahnen und andere Transportwege werden mit dem Modell HIGH-TOOL abgebildet (Bild: KIT).
(22.02.2017)HIGH-TOOL Supports Transport Planning in Europe

KIT coordinates successful EU project that helps to evaluate the impact of transport policy measures.

(22.02.2017)KIT Spring Days of Sustainability

Project days from March 8 until March 10 offer workshops about sustainability for Bachelor students.

(21.02.2017)Organometallic Scaffolds Function as Looms

Researchers at KIT create two-dimensional textiles from monomolecular polymeric threads.

3. Doktorandentage des KIT vom 14. bis 17. März 2017 (Foto: KHYS)
(17.02.2017)Information – Orientation – Networking

From March 14 to 17, KIT invites doctoral researchers and students at KIT to attend the 3rd KIT PhD Days.

(17.02.2017)Three Stars for Vegan Food from PETA Germany

„Vegan-friendly canteen“: Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe receives highest award from PETA Germany.

(17.02.2017)Measuring the Real Size of Gods and Giants

Project HEiKA MUSIEKE creates 3D-computer models of cultural objects by using standard digital camera technology.

(17.02.2017)An Eye on Future Energy Systems

Exchange and cooperation possibilities were main topics at a visit of a delegation of University of Alberta at KIT.

(16.02.2017)NAE Elected Horst Hahn as New Foreign Member

The United States National Academy of Engineering elected Professor Horst Hahn as one of its foreign members.

Übergabe des EFI-Gutachtens an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (Foto: Svea Pietschmann / EFI)
(15.02.2017)Germany Does not Exploit Its Full Potential for Establishing Business

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation presented their annual report on research, innovation, and technological performance.

Pflanzaktion am Campus Süd des KIT (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(14.02.2017)KIT Setting an Example for Sustainability

Symbolic tree and flower planting - KIT Masterplan 2030 on sustainable campus development.

Datensicherheit (Foto: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
(14.02.2017)Cybersecurity in Germany

KASTEL and other competence centers for IT security research submitted position paper on the current status of cybersecurity.

AERO-TRAM (Foto: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(14.02.2017)Back in the Depot: AERO-TRAM Measurements Completed

The AERO-TRAM cooperation project for measuring air quality in the conurbation of Karlsruhe has ended.

(13.02.2017)"Biotechnology in a Bioeconomy" Workshop

Report: "3rd German-Chinese Workshop on Biotechnology in a Bioeconomy" in cooperation with Universität Hohenheim.

(09.02.2017)"Pelican" Helps Learn German

“Pelican” helps find a tandem partner for cultural integration of refugees.

(09.02.2017)On Refugee's Lives, or a Note on Human Condition

Closing event of the World Science Café on February 15. Presentation in English.

IMK-IFU am Fuß der Zugspitze (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT).
(07.02.2017)Campus Alpine of KIT Joins Bavarian Climate Alliance

KIT's Campus Alpine strengthens the "Bavarian Climate Alliance" for climate protection.

Allen Ali Mohammadi (Bild: KIT/Victor Ackerheim).
(07.02.2017)Student of KIT on Forbes List "30 Under 30"

US business magazine ranks Allen Ali Mohammadi among the most influential young Europeans.

(06.02.2017)KIT Among the World's Most International Universities

According to a THE ranking, KIT is among the 100 institutions with the strongest global connections.

(02.02.2017)Make Innovation from Research

The ERC funds commercialization of basic research at KIT.

(02.02.2017)Long Night of the Final Thesis

At March 5 the HoC offers an entire evening of mentoring and workshops around academic work.

(02.02.2017)Porous Materials for Chemical Processes

With her PhD thesis, chemist Alexandra Schade reaches 3rd place in the Gips-Schüle Young Scientist competition.

(02.02.2017)Higher CO2-Emissions than expected

Climate research shows so far underestimated impact of land-use change on carbon dioxide household.

(02.02.2017)Climate Forecasting for the Near Futur

MiKlip research project develops climate forecasts for the next one to ten years.

Vertreter von Caterpillar und KIT bei der Eröffnung des gemeinsamen gemeinsames Gasmotoren-Erprobungslabors (Foto: Sandra Göttisheim , KIT)
(01.02.2017)Energiewende: Cogeneration Plant for Research

At their joint gas engine test laboratory, Caterpillar and KIT want to enhance the advantages of gas-fired power plants.

(31.01.2017)Universities Call Upon the US to Lift Entry Ban

KIT supports several science organizations’ calls to repeal or clarify President Trump’s executive order.

(31.01.2017)Survey on Organisation of Study and Exams

With their voluntary participation in this survey, students help to form KIT.

Eine Krebszelle unter dem Mikroskop: STED-Bild (links) und STEDD-Bild (rechts) (Abbildung: APH/KIT)
(31.01.2017)Background Suppression for Super-resolution Light Microscopy

KIT-developed STEDD nanoscopy yields enhanced image quality for analyzing three-dimensional molecules and cell structures.

KIT tritt ForschungsVerbund Erneuerbare Energien (FVEE) bei. (Bild: KIT)
(31.01.2017)KIT Joins the German Renewable Energy Research Association

KIT will contribute its competences regarding the storage and efficiency of energy in the German Renewable Energy Research Association.

(31.01.2017)Encourage Enthusiasm – Promote Talent

Booster club "Chemie-Olympiade e. V." celebrated its 25th anniversary.

(27.01.2017)Graduates Are Well Prepared for Working Life

Baden-Württemberg universities surveyed how graduates started into their professional life.

KIT.audio | Der Forschungspodcast des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (Grafik: Ken Pekarsky, KIT)
(26.01.2017)KIT.audio: Batteries for the Future

The 2nd episode of the KIT.audio science podcast addresses different aspects of energy storage research.

(26.01.2017)Lightweight Construction of Electric Motors

KIT's new PTLEA laboratory at KIT focuses on weight-optimized electric motors.

(26.01.2017)Poster Exhibition about Female Physicists

Exhibition "Lise Meitner and her daughters" at KIT portrays women in science until March 5.

Sicht aus einem autonomen Fahrzeug (Bild: PAKoS)
(26.01.2017)Optimal Interaction between Man and Car

BMBF research association "PAKoS" develops assistance system for smooth interaction of driver and autonomous vehicle.

(26.01.2017)German Council of Science and Humanities

Professor Peter Gumbsch, KIT material scientist, is new chairman of the scientific commission of the "Wissenschaftsrat".

Rekonstruktion des Heidelberger Schlosses um 1683 (Bild: KIT)
(25.01.2017)Heidelberg Castle Reconstructed by a Computer Simulation

KIT scientist reconstructed Heidelberg Castle as it looked before its destruction – as a three-dimensional virtual model.

(24.01.2017)Materials Research: New Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

Junior research group to develop nanostructured thin films is funded by DFG with EUR 1.4 million.

KIT Big Band (Foto: KIT)
(24.01.2017)Music at KIT: Concerts during this Semester

Collegium Musicum, Young Talents, Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir will give concerts in February.

(23.01.2017)Balu und Du: Volunteering plus Course Credits

Informational event about the mentoring program "Balu und Du" on February 1.

(20.01.2017)Ministry of Science Funds Digital Teaching at KIT

With the aid of the funding, the online course "information literacy" will be expanded.

(20.01.2017)Carbon Uptake by Terrestrial Ecosystems

Climate research: Temperature and water influence the fluctuation of carbon dioxide concentration.

(19.01.2017)Helmholtz International Fellow Award

Two of the five awarded international top scientists were nominated by KIT.

Die Stadt Bad Waldsee nutzt bereits Thermalwasser etwa zum Beheizen des Schwimmbads. (Foto: Waldsee-Therme)
(19.01.2017)Harvesting Summer in Winter

Geothermal energy: GeoSpeicher.bw project is aimed at efficiently using excessive heat over the year.

Hochleistungsrechner (Bild: KIT)
(17.01.2017)KIT in Town Hall: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

The KIT Information Systems Technologies Center introduces itself at the Karlsruhe town hall at 25. January 2017.

(12.01.2017)Graduation - and then What?

The zib offers courses for prospective students on how to decide on a degree program.

(12.01.2017)Economical LED Street Lighting

Scientists develop a special array of light spots to create an even more economic LED street light.

(12.01.2017)New Zealand: Ground Conditions and Vegetation

Sebastian Schmidtlein researches how the development of grounds influences vegetation.

(10.01.2017)Neurons Modulate Growth of Blood Vessels

Researchers are shaking a dogma of cell biology in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

(10.01.2017)Magnetic Carbon with Minute Patterns

For the first time, a research team produced pyrolytic magnetic carbon by lithography.

(10.01.2017)Luminous Quantum Dots Track Cancer Cells

Scientists are researching the early diagnosis of cancer cells.

Sturmschäden im Schwarzwald bei Baiersbronn (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(09.01.2017)Risks of Extreme Weather Events

New endowed professorship: Joaquim Pinto’s research focuses on regional climate and weather hazards.

V.l.n.r.: Vizepräsident und Präsident des KIT, Thomas Hirth und Holger Hanselka, Mitglied des Vorstands der SAP, Gerhard Oswald, und Bernd Welz, Chief Knowledge Officer, SAP (Foto: SAP)
(09.01.2017)KIT and SAP® - Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Digital Solutions

Partnership in research, academic education, and innovation aims to develop digital solutions for industry, science, and society.