Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association – combines university tradition with program-oriented research. In 2009, the Technical University of Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Research Center merged to KIT. The framework conditions presently offered to KIT researchers are accordingly unique in the German science system. Nowhere else can researchers use the infrastructure of a large-scale research center and collaborate at a university of excellence across the disciplines of natural sciences, engineering, economics, the humanities and social sciences. Research at KIT is aimed at creating new findings, applications, and solutions to master the global challenges facing humankind with pathbreaking contributions – in particular in the areas of energy, mobility, and information. The only German university of excellence with a national large-scale research sector offers unique education and training options for students and early-stage researchers. 

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Knowledge for society and the environment - from basic research to applications in natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities and social sciences.

Research Topics
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Research News
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Young Scientists



The scientific disciplines of the KIT are organized in five divisions.

KIT Centers

At the KIT Centers, scientists are working on division-overlapping research and innovation topics. In this way, interdisciplinary cooperation is supported at the KIT.


Research from fundamentals to application - in about 150 institutes at KIT.

Good Scientific Practice

Two ombudspersons act as contact for the employees of the KIT as persons of trust in supposed cases of scientific misconduct.

Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists

The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists offers advice and support to young scientists on their career path.

Young Investigator Network

The Young Investigator Network promotes the networking and advanced training of junior research group leaders and junior professors at KIT.

Dual Career Service

Professors and their partners receive optimal professional and family conditions to start a career in Karlsruhe.

International Mobility

The International Scholars & Welcome Office supports foreign researchers planning a stay at the KIT.

Research and Publishing

The KIT Library offers a wide range of services to support research and publication processes.