Press Release 167/2012

KIT is Proud of Its Trainees

IHK Awards to Federal Champion and Material Tester Johannes Klauke and State Champion and Biology Lab Assistant Christoph Grün
Starke Leistung: Johannes Klauke (rechts) ist der beste Baustoffprüfer in Deutsch-land, Christoph Grün der beste Biologielaborant in Baden-Württemberg. (Foto: Eva Pailer, KIT)
Johannes Klauke (right) is the best material tester in Germany, Christoph Grün the best biology lab assistant in Baden-Württemberg. (Photo: Eva Pailer, KIT)

Two trainees of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are granted prizes by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for the best examination this year: Johannes Klauke from the Institute of Highway and Railroad Engineering is federal champion 2012 in the profession of material tester. Christoph Grün from the Chemical Biology Group is the Baden-Württemberg champion of biology laboratory assistants. The IHK will honor both as state winners on November 20 in Heilbronn. On December 10, Johannes Klauke will be handed over his prize as the federal champion in Berlin by the Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag (DIHK, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kristina Schröder, the Federal Minister of Family Affairs. The event will be presented by Barbara Schöneberger.


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 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 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. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or, 07.11.2012

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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