Division IV - Natural and Built Environment

KIT Division IV 'Natural and Built Environment' generates, teaches and applies knowledge about the changing Earth. This includes natural processes and developments as well as man-made changes and their impacts. To achieve this, research, teaching and innovation are bundled in strategic fields joining over 30 Institutes from architecture, civil engineering, geo- and environmental sciences, as well as meteorology and climate sciences. The scientists of Division IV explore, develop and teach local, regional and global solutions for a sustainable future. Teaching and acadamic affairs of Division IV are organized in the KIT departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences, while the mission-based large-scale research tasks are managed in frame of the Helmholtz program "Changing Earth-Sustaining our Future".

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Head of Division

Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal

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We create and impart knowledge for the society and the environment

News

2024_006_Innovationscampus-Nachhaltigkeit-gestartetMarkus Breig, KIT
Sustainability Innovation Campus Launched

The aim of the fifth innovation campus in Baden-Württemberg is to contribute scientifically to the transformation towards a sustainable way of life.

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Tropfsteinhöhle als Klimaarchiv

Anhand von Höhlentropfsteinen rekonstruieren Forschende regionale und globale Klimageschichte – Isotopenzusammensetzung gibt Aufschluss über jahreszeitliche Niederschlagsmengen.

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KIT-AGW-ViWaT-Grundwassermessstellen-Mekong-DeltaFelix Dörr, KIT
Erkenntnisse zur Landsenkung im Mekong-Delta

Ein von KIT und Partnern errichtetes Observatorium in Vietnam liefert wichtige Umweltdaten und gibt Aufschluss über Ursachen der Landsenkung.

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2024_001_Landeslehrpreis-ArchitekturprofessorRiccardo Prevete, KIT
2023 State Teaching Award for KIT Professor of Architecture

Interdisciplinary course combines digital design and production technologies with prototypical implementation using sustainable materials.

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2023_109_Mobilitaet_Geraeuschemissionen im Strassenverkehr mindern_72dpi_Teaser
Mobility: Reducing Noise Emissions in Road Traffic

KIT researchers develop calculation model for reduced tire-road noise emissions.

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German greenhouse gas monitoring on the international stage

KIT is participating in an independent national emissions monitoring system that was presented at the World Climate Conference.

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2023_100_Kosten der Klimakrise_Rettungsschirm fuer bedrohte Nationen_72dpi@Bildagentur PantherMedia/DogoraSun (YAYMicro)
Costs of the climate crisis: a rescue package for threatened nations

International study in the run-up to COP28: Public-private partnerships could help protect developing countries from the financial consequences of climate change.

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2021_014_Lernort-Schule
Architecture meets pedagogy: rethinking schools

The results of the project "School as a hybrid system - more than just a place of learning" provide a blueprint for functionally more versatile, integrative and sustainable places of education.

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Stadt
Urban Research at KIT

Contributions to sustainable urban development

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Damast
Water Research at KIT

Sustainable concepts for the use and protection of water resources

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Schneefernerhaus
Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus

KIT - Member of the Consortium Schneefernerhaus

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CEDIM
Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology

Interdisciplinary research at KIT on disasters, risks and security

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Klima und Umwelt
KIT Climate and Environment Center

For an Environment Worth Living in

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Globus
Climate Protection and Sustainability

KIT works for the sustainability of our resources - in research, teaching and innovation

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HELMHOLTZ Resonator

Der Forschungspodcast mit Holger Klein

RES197 Städte im Klimawandel

Interview mit Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal

HELMHOLTZ Resonator

Der Forschungspodcast mit Holger Klein

RES190 Rudolf Clausius

Interview mit Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal