Bill Clinton was a member and so was Mick Jagger. The most famous German alumnus is former federal chancellor Helmut Kohl. It is the declared objective of the international students organization AIESEC to educate young people to responsible executives who positively design society. 800 local committees in 113 countries worldwide focus mainly on international exchange. The Karlsruhe local committee now celebrates its 60th anniversary with the symposium “Die Welt in 2050” (The World in 2050) on July 02, 2013, 14 hrs, at the Festsaal of the Studentenhaus (Adenauerring 7).
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 25,500 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.