Press Release 139/2017

“Knowledge Buffet“ Tastes Delicious: KIT Wins Univer-sity Competition Launched by Wissenschaft im Dialog

Pieces of Fish and Knowledge on the Running Sushi Buffet, Scientific Presentations Relating to the Sea
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KIT organized a knowledge buffet in the 2016/17 “Seas and Oceans” science year and won university competition of Wissenschaft im Dialog. (Photo: Christoph Spatschek, CC BY-ND 30.0 DE)

Guests of a restaurant in Karlsruhe that offers a running sushi buffet were also presented snacks of scientific knowledge this year. Along with the menu, they were offered popular science presentations relating to seas and oceans. Where does the fish on the plate come from, was it caught with sustainable methods? What will future food be like? This project of the Department of Science Communication at Institute for German Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has now been proclaimed one of three winners of a university competition for understandable science communication launched by “Wissenschaft im Dialog” (Science in Dialogue) on the occasion of the 2016*17 science year. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2017 in Berlin. The university competition is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

About the University Competition

Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue) has launched the university competition to foster direct dialog of young scientists with the public. In the competition, participants are required to present their research in an understandable way and to emphasize its relevance to society. The university competition is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the 2016*17 “Seas and Oceans” science year.


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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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