Existence of the International Department of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on Schlossplatz, Karlsruhe, is secured by an agreement between the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economics and L-Bank. The State will sell the state-owned building on Schlossplatz 14 to L-Bank so that the latter will be provided with the space it needs. As a result, the International Department can stay in the building on Schlossplatz 19.
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 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 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.