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Press Release 124/2010

How Do Students Experience KIT?

The ZEIT CAMPUS Magazine Will Take Stock at a Podium Discussion
Focus on research? A discussion will deal with the students’ everyday life at KIT. (Photo: KIT)

How does the connection of research and teaching work at KIT? One year after the merger of Universität and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, the ZEIT CAMPUS students’ magazine will take stock. The discussion on “One year research and teaching at KIT – what will the future be like?” will take place on Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 18 hrs, at the NTI-Hörsaal, Engesserstraße 5, on KIT Campus South.

How do students experience everyday university life at the largest German science institution? These and other questions will be addressed by Jan-Martin Wiarda, journalist in the Chances Department of the ZEIT, and Klaus Tappeser, Head of Department at the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts, Baden-Württemberg, Professor Jürgen Becker, KIT Chief Higher Education Officer (CHEO) responsible for studies and teaching, Professor Andreas Kirsch, Dean of the KIT Department of Mathematics, Anselm Laube, student and Chairman of the Independent Students’ Committee (UStA) at KIT, and Dr. Zoltan Nochta, Deputy Director of the SAP Research Center, Karlsruhe.

The discussion will be organized by ZEIT CAMPUS in cooperation with ZAK | Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale (ZAK) at KIT, the KIT Public Relations and Marketing Service Unit (PKM), and Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH. Professor Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Director of ZAK, will welcome the discussion participants and guests.

More information can be found under www.zeit.de/veranstaltungen
on the internet.


Being „The Research University in the Helmholtz Association“, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 25,100 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life.

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Press contact:

Margarete Lehné
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Phone: +49 721 608-21157
Fax: +49 721 608-45681
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The press release is available as a PDF file.