Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Representatives / Commissioners


The topic of compliance with legal requirements and internal regulations has become more and more important in recent years.  At KIT, a compliance team makes sure that rules in diverse areas are consequently observed.

Equal Opportunity

KIT aims at equal opportunities for women and men in research, studies and teaching as well as innovation and administration. With an integrated concept and various actions, the KIT ─ supported by the Equal Opportunities team ─ tries to increase the number of women in all areas where they are underrepresented, and supports the compatibility of family and work.

Data Protection

Regarding questions of data protection the Data Protection Team is the main contact for all members of the KIT. The team consists of the KIT Data Protection Commissioner and staff members of ZENDAS (Central Data Protection Office of the Universities in Baden-Wuerttemberg).


The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of KIT is responsible for the technical, organizational, and usage-related integration and coordination of all activities in the fields of digital information and communication, for the use of information technologies, and for the digitization strategy of KIT. She is appointed by the Executive Board and is involved in the IV-related decisions of the Executive Board.


The KIT Occupational Safety Officers advise the executive board, heads of institutes and facilities or project managers on questions of health and safety measures and prevention of occupational accidents.

Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

The KIT has adopted rules for safeguarding good scientific practice. Two ombudspersons are responsible for their implementation and are the contact persons for KIT employees.