About 6,200 students will start their studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the 2016/2017 winter semester. The traditional welcome ceremony for them and their families will take place on Friday, October 21, 2016, 18 hrs, at the Schwarzwaldhalle of the Karlsruhe Congress Center. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.
Start: 18 hrs; admission 17.15 hrs.
Musical Interlude by the KIT Big Band
Conductor: Günter Hellstern
Welcome Address by the President
“Exzellente Forschung, Lehre und Innovation – Studieren am KIT” (Excellent research, education, and innovation – studying at KIT) Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT
Welcome Address by the City of Karlsruhe
Michael Zeh, City Counselor
Welcome Address by AStA (General Students Committee)
“Von Studierenden für Studierende” (From students for students)
Johannes Dippert, Chairperson of the General Students Committee
Awards for Outstanding Commitment of Students
Professor Alexander Wanner, KIT Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs
Film with subsequent short interviews of three prize winners
Quiz for freshmen
Comedy with Abdelkarim
After the program: Walk to the information booths and get-together with professors of KIT in the entrance hall of Schwarzwaldhalle
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.