Modern information and communication technologies (ICT) presently are determining nearly all areas of daily life. Moreover, the ICT sector is experiencing constant growth and has become an important location factor. To cover the high demand for qualified information technology experts, however, even more qualified young staff will be needed in the future. From the 2016/17 winter semester, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will therefore offer the subject of computer science in its teacher degree program. The computer science teachers trained in Karlsruhe are to help improve and extend computer science education at schools. On April 22, 2016, the KIT Department of Informatics will organize an information event for teachers and the interested public (in German only).
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.