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Modern and Excellent: Qualification for a Professorship

At KIT, state-of-the-art paths to a professorship have been established apart from post-doctoral lecture qualification (habilitation): Junior research groups, junior professorship, and work in industry.

ProfessorinA central strategic element of support is the Young Investigator Network (YIN), the independent network of all young investigators that has already gained international recognition.



New Helmholtz Junior Research Group

In 2018, KIT has again been successful in acquiring Junior Research Groups from the Helmholtz Association. Dr. Benno Meier from the University of Southampton will establish his own group at the Institute for Biological Interfaces 4 within the next 6 years.

Dr. Frank Schröder focuses on astroparticle physics, in particular the radio measurement of high-energy cosmic radiation (photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
Antennas for Cosmic Rays

Dr. Frank Schröder receives an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.6 million for five years.

Top Grade for Young Investigator Group

The Council for "Research and Promotion of Young Scientists" (CRYS) has confirmed the extraordinary success of Young Investigator Group "Green Mobility" by Dr. Luise Kärger.