Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Numerous events of KIT provide insight into science and represent platforms for dialog and networking. Consult our calendar of events! Some selected events will be presented briefly below.

Welcome Event for Beginning Students

As a tradition, the Executive Board of KIT, AStA, and the City of Karlsruhe welcome beginning students of KIT at a special event. The entertaining program includes welcome addresses, shows of comedians, a quiz, and music played by the big band of KIT. Afterwards, the new students are given the opportunity to meet professors and to familiarize with the services of the business units of KIT.

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Annual Celebration

Under the motto “The Amazing Field of Science,” KIT presents its highlights relating to the Science Year of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
At theme lounges and on the stage, various aspects of research are addressed. The program is followed by a reception, where guests can establish new and maintain existing contacts.

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KIT Science Week

The KIT Science Week combines an international scientific conference with public events on technological mega trends. Keynote presentations, TEDxKIT talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, a citizens’ dialog, or guided tours will give persons interested in science and culture insight into various research activities.

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Open Day

The Open Day is a science festival for the public and marks the start of the Karlsruhe science festival “EFFEKTE.” Under the slogan “Effektvoll am KIT” (Effects at KIT), KIT presents experiments and laboratories every two years. Young and old are invited to join numerous activities, such as guided tours or a research rally for kids, to attend presentations, and to watch an entertaining stage program.

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