Press Release 11/2007

Extension of Research and Lecturing in the Field of Nuclear Engineering

Foundation of the Association for Research and Lecturing in Nuclear Engineering in Southwest Germany

Invitation to a Press Conference

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) intends to intensify nuclear research. On the occasion of the founding meeting of the Association for Research and Lecturing in the Field of Nuclear Engineering in Southwest Germany, the KIT invites to a


press conference on
Monday, October 22, 10.30 a.m.,
at the town office of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe,
Weberstraße 5, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
.



Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost
Press Officer

Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721/608-2089
Fax: +49 721/608-3658

Compared to other German states, Baden-Württemberg possesses the largest scientific-technical resources in the field of nuclear engineering. This applies to both research and lecturing. According to the decision taken by the Council of Ministers in Stuttgart on June 18, 2007, research and lecturing capacities in the field of nuclear engineering shall be bundled visibly and extended in Baden-Württemberg. This plan will now be put into practice with the foundation of the Association for Research and Lecturing in the Field of Nuclear Engineering in Southwest Germany on October 22 at the town office of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.

Founding members of the association are the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the European Commission, the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), the Universität Stuttgart as well as the universities of Furtwangen and Ulm.


The association is aimed at linking the partners in research and lecturing in the field of nuclear engineering in an optimum manner and, hence, at maintaining and enhancing technical competence in Germany.


For details, please contact:

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Public Relations Staff Unit
Inge Arnold

Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 7247 82-2861
Fax: +49 7247 82-5080
E-mail

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Altogether, it has 8000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million Euros. In the KIT, both partners are bundling their scientific competences and capacities, establishing optimum research structures, and developing joint strategies and visions.


The KIT will be an institution of internationally excellent research and lecturing in natural and engineering sciences. KIT shall attract the best experts from all over the world, set new standards in lecturing and promotion of young scientists, and establish the leading European center in the field of energy research. KIT will assume a leading role in nanosciences worldwide. It is the objective of KIT to be one of the most important cooperation partners of industry.


Thomas Windmann, Monika Landgraf

October 15, 2007
Contact:

 

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