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Autonomous and Interdisciplinary Research

More than 3000 young scientists pass PhD programs at KIT. One fifth of them comes from abroad.

More than any other institution, KIT supports young scientists by funding their doctorate. 83% of the PhD students hold at least half a position. This is the result of a survey made by the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS), the central coordination and communication platform for young scientists, among the PhD students. They were found to be highly satisfied with the rooms, access to the laboratories, technical equipment, and the team atmosphere.

At KIT, PhD students conduct research autonomously and in an interdisciplinary manner in graduate schools and research groups at a very early time already. At KIT, doctorates are conferred in five disciplines: Natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, humanities, and social sciences.


KHYS Publishes "Doing Your PhD at KIT"

The manual supports doctoral students on their way to a successful doctor's degree.

Hector Fellow Academy Supports Ph.D. Student

The Physicist Cornelia Hintze gets a doctoral position at KIT through the Academy.

Protection of Privacy on the Internet

Young Investigator Group is given positive evaluation for their research into data security.

Quality Management at Doctoral Procedure

Baden-Württemberg submitted cornerstones which ensure the high quality of promotions.

Exciting jobs in major research

At KIT young scientists in various disciplines use stunning experiments and plants.

Open PhD Positions offered at KIT

Materials research, microstructure technology, meteorology, and more – the scope of offers is large.