Press Release 025/2022

New Student Residence of Schroff Foundations Ready for Use

Accommodation for 103 KIT Students – Opening Ceremony in the Presence of Donator and Honorary Senator Ingrid Schroff
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On April 4, 2022, the new student residence Schroff Kolleg will be opened. The Schroff Foundations provided funding in the amount of EUR 1 million. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)

Accommodation is in short supply and very expensive in Karlsruhe. Especially for students, it is difficult to find affordable housing. To provide help, the Schroff Foundations donated to Studentenwohnheim des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) e.V. (Student Residences Association of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) EUR 1 million for the construction of a new student residence in Karlsruhe. After one and a half years, the Schroff Kolleg on Hagsfelder Allee 25 will now be opened officially on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 14.00 hrs. Among others, the donator and honorary senator of KIT, Ingrid Schroff, the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup, and KIT President Professor Holger Hanselka will be present.

“Good study conditions also include affordable and comfortable accommodation for students. This is why we are very happy to offer 103 additional places at Schroff Kolleg,” says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. “We are very grateful to Mrs. Schroff for her generous donation.” Construction of the new residence on Hagsfelder Allee 25 with a total floor area of about 3,900 m2 took one and a half years and was completed in March 2022. It is named Schroff Kolleg after the donators. Total construction costs amounted to EUR 9.5 million. Construction work was carried out by HEBERGER Hoch-, Tief- und Ingenieurbau GmbH.

More Than 100 Additional Rooms in Close Vicinity to Campus South

“When talking to beginning students in the first semester, I am always told that they are desperately looking for accommodation and ultimately are forced either to pay high prices or to live far outside of Karlsruhe,” says Professor Olaf Dössel, CEO of Studentenwohnheim des Karlsruher Instituts für Technololgie e.V. “With this new student residence, we want to ease the situation and provide additional, affordable accommodation.” The new student residence is located in close vicinity to KIT’s Campus South and offers 103 furnished rooms with a washroom each, shared kitchens, common rooms, and one balcony per floor. Additionally, washing and drying rooms are provided on each corridor as well as learning and event rooms with a bar/kitchen, a garden terrace with a barbecue site, WLAN in the whole building, and 100 bicycle stands.

The new student residence is named after Ingrid and Gunter Schroff, whose foundation supported construction with an amount of EUR 1 million. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of their corporate group, Ingrid and Gunter Schroff in late 1984 established the Schroff Foundations with private assets. It was their defined goal to use their entrepreneurial success for relevant scientific and social needs. (rli)


Opening Ceremony of Schroff Kolleg

Monday, April 4, 2022, 14.00 hrs

Schroff-Kolleg, Hagsfelder Allee 25, 76139 Karlsruhe


Program (in German)  

14:00 hrs



Professor Olaf Dössel, CEO of Studentenwohnheim des KIT e.V.

Ab 14:10 hrs


Professor Holger Hanselka, President of KIT

Professor Alexander Wanner, KIT Vice-President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs

Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

Daniel Fluhrer, Head of the Building Department of the City of Karlsruhe

Bodo Baumann, Student Representative and Director of HaDiKo e.V.

Susanne Schroff, Chairperson of Gunther Schroff Foundation for Scientific Purposes

14.40 hrs




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rli, 24.03.2022

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