Climbing steep Black Forest and Vosges mountains or cycling along the river Rhine, tourEUCOR is both. For the 16th time, the tour passes the university cities of Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Basel, and Freiburg. Among the cyclists are 120 students, PhD students, professors, and alumni of the five partner institutions. The tourEUCOR is organized by the students’ association tourEUCOR e.V. and student representatives of the Department of Economics of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). tourEUCOR will start on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 8 hrs in front of the castle of Karlsruhe.
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