KIT is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Our concept “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association I Living the Change”, with which we were successful in the Excellence Strategy Competition of the Federation and the Federal States in 2019, focuses on enhancing top-level research in the complete range from fundamental research to application. This shall be achieved, among others, by 100 new professorships, intensive dialog with society, and offering reliable career paths to young scientists.
In the competition, KIT succeeded in acquiring two research clusters: The cluster “3D Matter Made to Order” covers the production of smallest components and systems by nanoprinting, “Energy Storage Beyond Lithium” focuses on novel energy storage systems of increased performance.
KIT press releases on the Excellence Strategy
- Press release on the selection of the Universities of Excellence (July 19,2019)
- Press release on the selection of successful clusters of excellence (September 27, 2018)
- Press release on the first selection round for full applications for clusters of excellence (September 29, 2017)