Press Release 116/2009

Time for New Stories

KIT Issues Magazine for the Interested Public
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Curious readers: A student takes a look at the new KIT magazine. (Photo by: Andrea Fabry)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has a new magazine: lookKIT. With its 30,000 copies, it addresses the interested public: Graduates, people in industry, politics, and media.   

In the future, the magazine will tell stories about projects, people, and institutions at KIT four times per year. Research, teaching, and innovation at KIT will produce information on the background, reports, interviews, and portraits. The first edition focuses on new concepts developed by KIT Energy Center researchers for a highly efficient use of energy. Using two examples, the editorial staff around Klaus Rümmele illustrates how promising this approach is: The development of the microwave systems line Hephaistos and of the hydraulic binder Celitement.

The 64 pages of the magazine also report about particle research in the Argentine pampa, students building a racing car, and performance diagnosis at the BioMotion Center. Series like “Freshly Innovated” present marketable products. “KIT and School” highlights actions addressing pupils.

In an extraordinary format (about 30 times 24 cm) and with a generous design, the magazine will inform citizens interested in science, partners at industrial companies, research institutions or universities as well as friends and sponsors about exciting developments at KIT on a regular basis. In addition, guest authors will take a look at KIT or topics relevant to KIT from outside. In the first edition, the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Heinz Fenrich, writes about the stimuli KIT may give to the Technology Region of Karlsruhe.

LookKIT is funded by advertisements. KIT distributes the magazine by mail. Interested persons may order it from the Public Relations and Marketing Department (PKM). Moreover, copies are displayed at KIT.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation and state institution of Baden-Württemberg. It fulfills the mission of a university and the mission of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. KIT focuses on a knowledge triangle that links the tasks of research, teaching, and innovation.

ele, October 30, 2009


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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Contact for this press release:

Klaus Rümmele
Presse, Kommunikation und Marketing (PKM)
Phone: +49 721 608-48153
Fax: +49 721 608-45681
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