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The KIT - Plain Language

Welcome to the website of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The abbreviation is K I T.

At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) scientists do research and teach.

They work on important topics. These topics are important to all people.

For example, they ask:

How can energy be generated without harming the environment?

How can you make the Internet secure so no one can steal money or data?

The area of knowledge in which a researcher knows a lot is called the specific field.

The researchers at KIT are very familiar with many different specific fields.

These specific fields are: natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities, social sciences.

However, the researchers in the city of Karlsruhe do not only want to know their specific fields very well.

They say: Our research should benefit people in everyday life. That is why they try to make many practical inventions.

KIT says: We also want to pass on the knowledge of our researchers to young people.

If they also want to become a specialist in a specific field.

Many come to Karlsruhe to study when they have finished school.

26,000 young people study at KIT.

KIT says: Our students work very closely with the researchers.

That's why they learn so much at KIT.

And they easily find a good job after graduation.

Around 9,300 people work at KIT.

6,000 of them are researchers and teach students.

KIT is therefore one of the major scientific institutions in the continent of Europe. 

Because research and teaching at KIT are so important, the KIT is called a Research University.

And it belongs to the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

That is why KIT is "The Research University in the Helmholtz Association".