The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired two clusters of excellence within the excellence strategy launched by the federal and state governments. The Excellence Commission selected the proposals in the fields of energy research and materials science for funding for seven years.
"We have convinced the experts in the final selection round for clusters of excellence with two of our proposals. This is a great success for the scientists involved and for the KIT. I cordially congratulate the spokespersons and all participating scientists of both clusters. This result allows us to further compete for the title of University of Excellence," says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. "In December, we will submit our proposal for the second funding line. Then, the best universities will take part - the competition will be accordingly hard."