Press Release 007/2014

KIT Extends Advanced Academic Training Program

New KIT Master Program for Life-long Learning Parallel to the Job/Focus on Staff Development

Our knowledge society is based on life-long learning. After some years of gaining professional experience, it is reasonable to complement and deepen expert knowledge in a studies program. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Leadership-Kultur-Stiftung (Foundation for Leadership Culture) Landau now offer a new academic graduation program for the advanced training of professionals in the area of staff development.


The relevance of staff management in business is increasing constantly. Medium-sized enterprises in particular are required to launch up-to-date staff development concepts in order to ensure acceptance by skilled workers on the labor market and by own employees. Hence, HR managers play a key role in the company’s development.


As of the coming summer semester, the International Department of KIT, together with the Institute of Vocational Education and the Leadership-Kultur-Stiftung Landau, will offer a new master program in staff development – vocational and company education. This advanced training program will be organized parallel to the job and address staff developers, recruitment consultants, and HR managers, who wish to qualify for executive tasks.


The first studies program of this type in Germany is intended to impart and enhance competencies that are of crucial importance to modern staff management. The curriculum will cover among others objectives of staff development, staff development planning, and the execution of qualification and advanced training at companies. The master program will have a duration of five semesters and be organized in block seminars parallel to the job. In this way, program contents can be integrated immediately in everyday routine work. The graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts in staff development – vocational and company education by KIT.


Information on the program is available on the internet at



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.

kes/jst, 17.01.2014


Monika Landgraf
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