Before the beginning of the school year, a study of the Bertelsmann Foundation attracted attention: In 2025, the number of pupils in Germany will total 8.3 million. These are a million more than the figure given in the official prognosis of the Conference of Ministers of Education of 2013. According to the study, this will aggravate the shortage of teachers. More than 24,000 teachers will be needed at German elementary schools alone. After 2030, another 27,000 teachers will be required at secondary school level. In Karlsruhe, young people interested in becoming a teacher have several study options. At a joint event on November 09, 2017, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe University of Education (PH), Karlsruhe University of Music, and the Karlsruhe State Academy of Fine Arts will inform about their study programs (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 26,000 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.