Press Release 097/2013

Award for Research into Air Quality in Beijing and Regional Energy Cycles

Sparkasse Environmental Award to Be Handed over at Annual Meeting of the KIT Climate and Environment Center on July 25
Air quality in the megacity of Beijing needs to be improved. The Sparkasse Environmental Award is granted to a project on the basis of which future clean air measures will be developed. (Photo: Nina Jasmin Schleicher)

At the annual meeting of the KIT Climate and Environment Center on Thursday, July 25, the Environmental Foundation of Sparkasse Karlsruhe will honor two excellent projects of young KIT scientists in the area of environmental research. Dr. Nina Jasmin Schleicher will receive the Sparkasse Environmental Award for her Ph. D. thesis on air quality in the megacity of Beijing. Daniela Walz and Sebastian Selbmann will be granted the award for their diploma thesis on a use and energy concept for an ensemble of buildings in the regional context. In addition, research conducted by the KIT Climate and Environment Center will be highlighted at the Tulla-Hörsaal on KIT Campus South. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.


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.

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