The General Students Committee of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has a new board of management. KIT President Holger Hanselka and KIT Vice President Alexander Wanner welcome the election of the new members of the General Students Committee that will be chaired by Vera Schumacher. After the Students Union was introduced in Baden-Württemberg again by the green-red state government in the last year, this General Students Committee is the first of its type with a political mandate at KIT after 36 years now.
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.