Press Release 072/2017

Open Day 2017: Effects at KIT

June 24, 2017: Citizens Invited to Dialog with KIT – Guided Tours of the KIT Laboratories at Campus North – Party Mile – Lectures – Stage – Program for Kids – Unifest
The huge KATRIN neutrino scales at Campus North will help KIT to identify the lightest particle in the universe. (Photo: M. Breig/KIT)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a renowned center of momentum, think tank, and innovation driver with a reach that extends far beyond the Karlsruhe region. All citizens are invited to attend the Open Day at KIT on June 24, 2017 to look behind the scenes and learn more about the activities of science and the contribution it makes to society. From 10:00 AM, the labs at Campus North will be open to the public. An attractive supporting program will present know-how, attractions, and entertainment for people of all age groups.


“With its staff of more than 9,000, its over 25,000 students, and its historical roots that go back more than 190 years, KIT is deeply rooted in the city of Karlsruhe and its surrounds,” stresses Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT. “So it is a great pleasure and honor for me to welcome our neighbors from the surrounding cities and villages and invite them to get to know the laboratories, the results of our work, and especially the highly committed people at KIT.”


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.

kes, 07.06.2017


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