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Best Conditions for the Smartest Minds from All over the World

From graduation to professorship: KIT consistently promotes young scientists in all career phases.

KIT offers to 3000 PhD students, 60 young investigators, and junior professors from Germany and abroad

  • innovative concepts for the development of their scientific and personal qualities,
  • an excellent environment of university research and large-scale research, and
  • excellent national and international networking.


Offers tailored to the individual scientist are in the focus of the support provided by the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) and the KIT Research Office. The Young Investigator Network (YIN) is a self-governing network for junior research group leaders at KIT. Subject-related qualifications are obtained at the institutes and departments of KIT as well as within graduate schools and PhD programs.

In addition, KIT promotes early scientific independence and diverse career opportunities for early career scientists through favorable framework conditions. These include support with the acquisition of an independent junior research group, the recognition as a "KIT-Nachwuchsgruppe" and the possibility of taking part in doctoral procedures through conferment of the status "KIT Associate Fellow".

Weiterführende Informationen

Young International Scientists at KIT

KIT successfully applied for program IPID4all which aims at making doctoral training in Germany more international.

KIT on Itunes U: Education Content Wanted

Academics at KIT can now present their lectures, seminars or dissertations on the portal.

Career and Family

KIT offers childcare, a re-entry program, and much more.


Our partners in industry and our scientists come from all over the world.