Press Release 048/2016

KIT’s Mathematics Building Is Granted 2016 German University Construction Award

Excellent Building Refurbishment – Example of Sustainable Campus Development
The light, roofed atrium is in the center of the low-energy concept of the Mathematics Building of KIT. (Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is granted the “Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis 2016” (2016 German University Construction Award) for the refurbished Mathematics Building on Campus South. The Award in the amount of EUR 15,000 will be handed over by Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, to the President of KIT, Dr. Holger Hanselka, during the 8th Gala of German Science on April 04, 2016 in Berlin in the presence of 300 guests.  



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.

le, 05.04.2016


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