Press Release 098/2013

Why Houses Live and How Plants Can See

2013 KIT Children’s University to Start on August 2 – Presentations, Opening Fair, and Diploma Celebration
A diploma celebration with doctoral hats, certificates, and a surprise performance will complete this year’s KIT Children’s University. (Photo: Nele Ziegler)

What do we need energy for? Is it possible to look through non-transparent objects? How is a skyscraper built, and what will a future vehicle look like? Answers to these and many other questions will be provided by the 2013 Children’s University of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From August 2 to 22, children aged from eight to twelve may join a total of nine presentations, one opening fair, and a diploma celebration at the Audimax on KIT’s Campus South and, thus, experience science and technology. From now on, tickets for the presentations and diploma celebration will be available.


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.

or, 18.07.2013

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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