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Organizational Chart of the KIT

The KIT has about 9300 employees, of these, about 6000 scientists working at 125 institutes. The administration of the KIT presently consists of 24 Service Units and 7 Staff Units reporting to the respective members of the Presidential Committee along the lines of responsibility. The KIT organizational chart shows which member of the Executive Board is responsible for which disicpline.



Division I – Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering

Division II – Informatics, Economics, and Society

Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Division IV – Natural and Built Environment

Division V – Physics and Mathematics


Tasks and Structure

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association

Science Organization

The scientific disciplines of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are organized in five divisions:

These five Divisions are essentially based on the KIT institutes executing research, teaching, and innovation work. Program-oriented research of the Divisions is organized in Helmholtz programmes. The KIT Departments are responsible for university education. At the KIT Centers, scientists are working on division-overlapping research and innovation topics. In this way, interdisciplinary cooperation is supported at the KIT. The KIT Service Units render efficient services to support the actors in research, education, and innovation in fulfilling their key tasks. The KIT Service Units support both the staff and the organization and conceive development strategies in both areas.

The assignment of tasks is obvious from the organizational chart of the KIT.

Science Organization



Research Teaching

University research and program-oriented research activities are pursued by the Institutes within the above Divisions.

Seven KIT Centers coordinate division-overlapping research and innovation activities and support interdisciplinary cooperation at the KIT.

At the KIT, university education is accomplished by eleven KIT Departments. The KIT deans report to the Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs.