Press Release 069/2017

2017 Tour Eucor: 900 Kilometers through Three Countries

The 20th Tour Eucor from June 6 to 10 Will Lead to the Five Locations of Eucor – The European Campus – Start at Karlsruhe Palace – Music Festival after the Tour
2017_069_Tour Eucor 2017 900 Kilometer durch drei Laender_72dpi
Cycling sports and making friends during Tour Eucor through Germany, France, and Switzerland. (Photo: tourEucor e.V.)

Up to the Grand Ballon in the Vosges mountains, to the Hochblauen mountain in the Southern Black Forest, and through the Rhine Valley: 120 cyclists will start on June 06 at 8 a.m. in front of the palace in Karlsruhe for the 20th Tour Eucor to the locations of the Eucor universities Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Freiburg, and Basel. The tour of students, employees, and alumni of the five universities will end on June 10 at 4.30 p.m. in front of the Old Stadium on KIT Campus South. To celebrate the completion of the 20th Tour Eucor, participants and guests are then invited to join a music festival.


More on the Tour Eucor 2017 (in German or French):


More on the music festival:


Eucor – The European Campus

Eucor – The European Campus is a confederation of the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg, the University of Haute-Alsace, and the KIT, forming a tri-national higher education network that currently hosts 115,000 students and 15,000 researchers. The aim of this cooperation is to combine the strengths of each university in common research projects and give the students free access to the range of courses offered by the other universities. It is planned to expand the confederation into a research and science network with an international appeal to facilitate joint appointments, common staff, and joint applications for funding and to intensify the establishment of integrated study programs. Eucor – The European Campus builds on a long-standing cooperation of the Upper Rhine universities: In 1989, they joined forces to form a cross-border network under the name of Eucor.


More information:


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.

afr, 29.05.2017


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
presseYwq7∂kit edu

Contact for this press release:

Margarete Lehné
Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41157
Fax: +49 721 608-41157
margarete lehneBfm9∂kit edu
The photo in the best quality available to us may be requested by
presseEfv1∂kit edu or phone: +49 721 608-41105.

The press release is available as a PDF file.