Press Release 79/2008

Insights into Studies

Information Day “Uni für Einsteiger” (University for Freshmen) on November 19, 2008
Aktion  „Uni für Einsteiger“
Campus live – at the annual event “Uni für Einsteiger“
(Photo by: Lilith Paul, Universität Karlsruhe)

What and how can I study at the Universität Karlsruhe? Which impact will the foundation of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have on future students? These are only some of the questions that will be answered by the information day “Uni für Einsteiger” (university for freshmen) on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, from 8.30 to 16.00 hrs at the Universität, the southern campus of KIT. The studies offered by KIT will be presented in lectures, workshops, guided visits, and at information booths.

More than 100 events on the premises of the Universität Karlsruhe will introduce KIT as a place of research and education to those interested in the studies there. The topics covered will range from meteorology to nanoelectronics, from geocaching, a treasure hunt by satellite navigation, to tractors offering “high technology on four wheels”. Apart from this, pupils may also join some regular lectures and seminars. The scope of events will be complemented by visits to laboratories, the 24-h library, and the computing center.

For the first time, excursions to Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe will be offered on this information day: At 13 hrs and 14 hrs, a presentation, a tour on the premises, and a guided visit to the permanent exhibition will provide information on the main activities on the northern campus of KIT. Interested persons may register for the tour at 13 hrs until 12 hrs at the KIT booth in the entrance hall of the Audimax. They may then go from the Universität to the Forschungszentrum by the KIT shuttle bus at 12.30. Registration for the event at 14 hrs will end at 13 hrs, bus departure will be at 13.30 hrs.

“Uni für Einsteiger” will start at 8.30 hrs at the Audimax (Straße am Forum 1, building 30.95): Professor Norbert Henze, Vice-President for Structural Matters, will welcome the pupils. Then, the eleven faculties will provide information on research and education at their institutes. Until 16.00 hrs, the pupils may obtain further information at the information booths in the entrance hall of the Audimax. At the booth “Die neue Universität” (the new university), interested persons will obtain more information on studies at KIT. In addition, the House of Competence (HoC) will introduce itself. This institution that conveys key qualifications bundles the offers of the ZAK/Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale, the Language Center, and the Remote Studies Center. The International Office, Studentenwerk, the Studies Office, and the Independent Students Committee (UStA) will also be represented by information booths. The Center for Information and Support (zib) that organizes the information day will inform about applications, admittance, and funding of the studies at its booth and by presentations.

Programs of the information day may be obtained from zib (Zähringer Straße 65) or can be found on the internet under

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Universität Karlsruhe. This merger will give rise to an institution of internationally excellent research and teaching in natural and engineering sciences. In total, the KIT has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros. The KIT focuses on the knowledge triangle of research – teaching – innovation.

The Karlsruhe institution is a leading European energy research center and plays a visible role in nanosciences worldwide. KIT sets new standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists and attracts top scientists from all over the world. Moreover, KIT is a leading cooperation partner of industry.

le, November 11, 2008


Monika Landgraf
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