Press Release 137/2015

Starting a Career in the Karlsruhe Technology Region

KIT and the Karlsruhe Technology Region Inform International Students and Graduates about Career Opportunities in the Region
What comes after the studies? KIT and TRK inform international students and graduates about career opportunities in the region. (Photo: KIT/Markus Breig)

In view of skills shortage and increasing globalization, international graduates of German universities are of particular importance: If they can be won for the German labor market, it will not only be the respective region that will profit, but also the university. For this reason, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Karlsruhe Technology Region (TRK) will provide information on career opportunities on November 17. The event addresses all international trainees, students, doctoral students, and post-docs, who study, conduct research, and work in the region. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.


Professor Alexander Wanner, KIT Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs, and Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe and Chairman of the Board of the Karlsruhe Technology Region, will welcome the international participants.


“We appreciate the vast know-how and potential of international graduates and would like them to stay permanently in our region,” Dr. Frank Mentrup says. “Hence, we are trying to facilitate careers in the TRK in cooperation with all major actors. It is our objective to successfully position our region in international competition. The many international young academics will largely contribute to achieving this.”


“Internationality is a hallmark of KIT,” Professor Alexander Wanner says. “During studies, KIT supports its international students by many offers and provides advice relating to careers and jobs. In this way, KIT actively helps its graduates from all over the world find jobs in the region.”



“Start your career in the Karlsruhe Technology Region”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 18.00 hrs

“Neuer Senatssaal”, Präsidiumsgebäude (building 11.30)

KIT, Campus South




18.00 hrs
Welcome address, Vice President of KIT, Professor Alexander Wanner

18.05 hrs
Welcome address, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe and Chairman of the Board of TRK, Dr. Frank Mentrup

18.10 hrs
Presentation “The Karlsruhe Technology Region – High-tech Meets the Good Life”, Managing Director of TRK, Jochen Ehlgötz

18.25 hrs
Introduction to the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO), Career Service (RSM), and Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS), KIT Vice President Professor Alexander Wanner

18.40 hrs
Presentation “Make it in Germany – Make it in the Karlsruhe Technology Region!”, Adrienn Schneider, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Karlsruhe-Rastatt

18.55 hrs
Three international graduates of KIT talk about their personal starts of a career in the Karlsruhe Technology Region – Ravinder Chugh (R&D with Daimler AG), Dipl.-Ing. Hussein Khreis (doctoral student with Robert Bosch GmbH), Dr. Xuyang Li (head of project with Robert Bosch GmbH)

19.15 hrs
Snacks and break

19.35 hrs
Group discussions with and individual advice by representatives of the Karlsruhe Technology Region, the Bundesagentur für Arbeit Karlsruhe-Rastatt, the City of Karlsruhe (contact office Frau & Beruf), CyberForum, Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists, and International Scholars and Welcome Office.


The event will take place in the English language.


Further information on the event and program can be found at:



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