With 9,300 employees and 25,000 students, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) wants to become one of the most attractive places for science and studies in Europe. By yesterday’s (February 18) parliamentary decision, the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Klaus Tschira Foundation again have agreed to support the KIT on its way to reaching this objective. Both partners will make major contributions: The state of Baden-Württemberg will make available a so far undeveloped area of nearly 20,000 m² that is located directly near the KIT Campus on Adenauerring in the Karlsruhe city center. The Tschira foundation will donate a building for direct use by KIT. Another two buildings are planned for close-to-research uses.
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.