Press Release 015/2017

KIT’s Campus Alpine Joins Bavarian Climate Alliance

Work of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Focuses on Processes in the Atmosphere and Global Climate Change
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At the foot of the Zugspitze, IMK-IFU studies interactions of climate, vegetation, soils, and water availability.(Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

Changes of living conditions of vegetation and society in times of global climate change are among the central topics studied by the Atmospheric Environmental Research Division of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Now, KIT’s Campus Alpine has joined the Ba-varian Climate Alliance. The Bavarian Minister of the Environment, Ulrike Scharf, and the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka, signed the corresponding agreement today. 


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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 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 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.

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