Press Release 132/2017

Milestone for KIT: Klaus Tschira Foundation Donates New Building to the Research University

New Building to Be Constructed on Adenauerring for Use by KIT – Existing Building Will Be Refurbished / Joint Press Release of the Klaus Tschira Foundation and KIT

A special donation by the Klaus Tschira Foundation to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is to strengthen the latter for future research and education tasks: On Campus South of KIT, east of Adenauerring, the Klaus Tschira Foundation plans to construct a six-story building for KIT. Upon completion, the Foundation will donate this building to the State of Baden-Württemberg for use by KIT. The donation also includes the refurbishment of a neighboring listed institute building. In total, an area of 8500 m² will be made available to KIT.


The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTS) supports natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science and wishes to contribute to the appreciation of these subjects. It was established in 1995 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940 – 2015) with private funds. Its three funding areas are education, research, and science communication. The Foundation’s work in Germany starts in the kindergarten and continues at schools, universities, and research institutions. The Foundation pushes new forms of conveying natural sciences. More information can be found at: (in German only).


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.

lg, 18.09.2017


Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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Contact for this press release:

Renate Ries
Klaus Tschira Stiftung
Leiterin Medien und Kommunikation
Tel.: +49 6221 533-102
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