Press Release 080/2013

Demography Exhibition Comes to Karlsruhe

The Exhibition Ship MS Wissenschaft Will Stop in the Harbor of Karlsruhe/Exhibition on Demographic Change
Gerold Wefer, marum; Georg Schütte, BMBF; Caroline Kramer, KIT; Jutta Allmendinger, WZB; and Markus Weißkopf, WiD. (from left to right) christened MS Wissenschaft. (Photo: Ilja Hendel/Wissenschaft im Dialog)

We are living longer. We are becoming fewer. We are becoming more diverse. The challenges faced by our society are in the focus of the “Science Year 2013 – The Demographic Opportunity”. The exhibition “Alle Generationen in einem Boot” (All Generations in One Boat) on board of MS Wissenschaft will stop in Karlsruhe Rheinhafen, Becken 2, from June 28 to July 1 and provide insight into current research. The exhibits of KIT and other partners will make the visitors experience science in an entertaining way. Admission will be free.


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.

kes, 19.06.2013

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