Press Release 179/2017

Karlsruhe Urban Transition Lab to Be Extended

KIT’s Urban Transition Lab 131 Will Be Extended to the “Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainable Futures and Cultural Change“
The Lab’s future space will be turned into an urban sustainability center for science and citizens. (Photo: KIT)
The Lab’s future space will be turned into an urban sustainability center for science and citizens. (Photo: KIT)

Knowledge and acting: Lead-managed by KIT, the “Transformation Center for Sustainable Futures and Cultural Change” (KAT) will be established in Karlsruhe in the next two years. Here, potential transitions to sustainable ways of life and business will be developed, studied, and tested in close dialog with citizens and other actors of society. The transformation center plans to continue already started real-world lab activities, to enlarge the spectrum of tasks, and to complement the portfolio by education, advising, and transdisciplinary fundamental research activities. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts will fund the conception and development of KAT with EUR 480,000.




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 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 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, 27.12.2017

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